10 Things to Check Before Joining a Course
There has been an explosion in the number of higher education programs offered in India. You can choose certificates, diplomas, Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in a huge range of disciplines from business, media, medicine, psychology, technology to many others. However, many of these courses are expensive and you need to ensure that whatever institution you choose to join is able to provide you with a high-quality educational experience that leads to great outcomes for your career. Regardless if you are going to a reputed large college or a small franchised coaching class, there are some common aspects you need to check before joining a course.
1. Institution’s Reputation
Have your friends and family heard about this institute? What is the general impression they have about it? It is also good to check with any family friends who work in the corporate world if their company hires graduates from this institution and what the general quality of those hires are.
2. Faculty Profile
Have a look at the work experience of the people teaching the course you’ve selected. Ideally, they should have had industry work experience that is relevant to the course being taught. Purely academic faculty who know subject theory but without hands on experience will be limited to teaching from the textbook which will not give you a proper understanding of the course material.
Does the institute provide you with good quality air-conditioned classrooms? Is there access to computers and the internet? Are there student canteen or recreation facilities? Ideally, the higher priced the course, the better the infrastructure should be.
4. Practical Learning
Does the teaching primarily consist of lectures assessed with exams or is there a lot of practical hands-on learning assessed with project assignments? Nowadays, employers look for graduates who have a practical grasp of the subject with strong fundas, which can only be developed with a hands-on learning approach.