25 January 2007

Arunai College

Recently, CyberMedia's BioSpectrum released its Top Biotech Colleges listing of India. In these listings Tamil Nadu contributed 10 Institutions. CyberMedia said:

"Biotech is an emerging technology area where India can play a leadership role like IT. About 5000 engineers graduating annually from 200 Biotech Colleges in India is grossly inadequate to prepare manpower for this high growth high potential opportunity that lies ahead."

The ranking parameters was done based on measurable and quantifiable data pertaining to faculty; infrastructure (library, lab equipment, lab consumables and dedicated PC per student); placement track record and industry academia interaction.

The four ranking parameters were composed of several sub-meters. For faculty the sub-parameters included faculty per student, faculty qualification and experience, technical publications in national and international journals and patents filed and granted nationally and internationally. Industry interaction scores were arrived at based on track record of products developed, sponsored projects from industry and governments and royalty inflows. Placement scores were based on number of companies visiting for placement, jobs offered during placement, percentage of students placed and starting salary.

A short list of 38 Top Public and 30 Top Private Biotech was ascertained using four identified parameters with assigned pre-specified weights; Faculty (32), Infrastructure (32), Placement (18) and Industry Interaction (18).

As relates to Tiruvannamalai, Arunai Engineering College, was designed among the Top 10 Private Biotech Schools, 2006 by infrastructure.

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