Everest 25 Top IT Colleges in Nepal is a ranking of colleges offering Bachelors and/or Masters degrees in fields related to Information Technology and we provide here the final list, along with a summary of our ranking methodology. Everest List team thanks all those who have contributed to this initiative and congratulates the winners!
Voting was open during the months of September, October, and November 2012 via Facebook. Anyone with a Facebook account was able to vote for up to 3 colleges. The voting results are here. Since voting normally takes the form of popularity contest, we also did some survey to arrive at the final ranking.
We surveyed colleges, via various contacts, using the following criteria:
- Student Acceptance Criteria (Number of IT students applied this year / Number of IT students enrolled this year)
- Student Faculty Ratio (Total number of current teachers / Total number of current students)
- Infrastructure (The quality of the college’s infrastructure)
- Elective Courses that reflect industry needs (An assessment of whether the offered elective courses are relevant to the current needs of the IT industry)
- Academia-Industry Partnership (The strength of the college’s relationship with IT companies)
- Job Placement Rate (Number of IT students graduated last year / Number of those students with jobs this year)
It was, of course, a challenge to get all this data and we admit that we were compelled to make best guesses whenever exact numbers were not readily available.
We arrived at the final ranking on the basis of the following weights:
- Voting: 20%
- Student Acceptance Rate: 10%
- Student Faculty Ratio: 10%
- Infrastructure: 10%
- Elective Courses: 10%
- Academia-Industry Partnership: 10%
- Job Placement Rate: 10%
- Panel’s Rating: 20%
The Top 10 IT Colleges in Nepal for the Year 2012 are:
The remaining 15 top IT Colleges in Nepal for the Year 2012 are:
As with most contests in the world, Everest List’s rankings have been controversial to some extent but we assure you that we have tried our best to be as fair as possible with the available resources at our disposal. It is only our hope that whatever lists we have arrived at will be beneficial to the Nepalese community at large. We strive to improve ourselves in the future and we very much welcome your suggestions.