Factors to be considered for selecting colleges

Md. Mizanur Rahaman Mizan

25th May, 2019 09:26:04 printer

Factors to be considered for selecting colleges

It is very simple that everyone has special eagerness about results of Secondary School Certificate (SSC) examination once the examination is over. But this is very special to the students who have appeared in the examination and their guardians; obviously they must be worried till the result gets published.

When the result gets published, another thing has been created to their brain to make them worried again; this is for admission. Students expect to get admitted to better colleges to complete the next level of education, guardians want it too.

Most of the newly SSC completed students desire to be get admitted to big colleges in cities with strong reputation over the country. Some students want to see them in non-government colleges where they can complete their higher secondary level simply; you will find a number of them only want to get stepped on the college corridor as well. Different students have different expectations.

But the process of admission does not allow someone to get admitted to an exact college or institute directlyas the admission process for grade XI has done by a general website on where students must fill a form with appropriate information. This system allows student to choose maximum ten eligible colleges with priority where they want to go. From the choice list candidates get chance to a single college based on the national merit list prepared on SSC examination result.

When a student get a list of hundreds colleges in a window to select maximum ten, then it is very important to think deeply to make a short list of ten colleges with priority; they should be somewhat careful at this stage. For selecting eligible colleges in available numbers is not only a matter of thinking of the students, parents or guardians are also involved. It is a matter of think about category, reputation, teachers, and provable amount of cost and fees of colleges; student safety, distance from home, and transportation system are also be considered for selecting colleges.

Big colleges in Bangladesh are mostly government colleges, so it is needed to keep some government college in the choice list if the results of candidates meet the requirement of those colleges. But all of government colleges are not good to put on the list as many government colleges in our country are not friendly to conduct classes.

I talked to some of students of government colleges who have completed their higher secondary. I understand from conversations with those students that some colleges in cities and towns are dedicated to teach their students and conduct classes, and some colleges are not much dedicated or maybe they do not feel to conduct classes for the intermediate students. One of my conversation partners told me that when he was student of class 12, college authorities did not keep a portion to run classes for them as the college had higher education (Bachelor and Masters) courses; but teachers at these colleges have special attraction to call pupils to private tuitions. You may find some positive scenarios in various colleges as well- “If you look at Dhaka College, it has been doing well for last few years”, said one of my friends who studied intermediate at Dhaka College.

There are many colleges considered as big in the private sectors, but these are costly. Keep in mind that getting chance to admit big or reputed college does not mean someone’s future will be glittered. Many talented students may not get chance to reputed colleges as their transcripts are not rich as other weaker students have.

I do not know how much the article will help who want to get admitted and their guardians to select colleges, but I can try to take some points in front of them. Students and their guardians must keep in mind following factors to select colleges-

Every student gets admit to college to expand their knowledge by receiving quality education. But if colleges do not conduct classwork regularly or unable to provide quality teaching to students, aim of getting admission to colleges fails. But how can they measure the quality of colleges? Though it is not possible to measure the quality with having nothing, also the time is short.  They can ask students of those colleges or ask them who are known about their targeted colleges. Checking ‘colleges’ category made by government’ which is categorized in 3 units- A, B, and C may brought to them initial support.

Previous public examination results are important to take stock of. They may get a basic conjecture of reputation their expected colleges. For this you must log on websites where public results are published, admission aspirants may use internet search engines to find out results history or statistics.

Location and distance of college is one of the key issues to think about. If there is no or quality-maintained college in certain area, students will have to get admitted at another good place where they can travel easily with no fear. Students should not be admitted to which college is too far from their home. Hours of travel daily may not suit someone’s health and psyche, and that can impact on study negatively.

Students and guardians must know about probable figures of fees or cost in colleges before preparing their choice list. If these colleges fees and others costs are in expensive figure and they do not have the ability or intention to pay this much amount, they have to skip these institutions.

It is important to think about students’ own results obtained in the SSC examination as there is no admission test. They may GPA-5, but they must depend on their luck because there are so many GPA-5 holders like them with the expectation to get chance to a reputed and beautiful college. And seats are limited in all educational institutions. Students and guardians should be careful to select big colleges in cities and towns. Also, applicants will not be able to select some colleges if their results are not good enough to meet requirement of some colleges.

In conclusion, I want to say you all, getting admitted to big and reputed college does not mean someone will be benefitted or able to make good result. Some colleges in Bangladesh are established long ago and too old that is why people recognised these as reputed and traditional, but the real scenario is not like what we expect in some cases.

Institute does not make its students successful, it can help by giving a learning friendly atmosphere on its campus and classrooms, but students can make their institutes great.


The writer is a student at Govt. Teachers’ Training College, Dhaka. He can be reached at: [email protected]