Choose An Autonomous College In Place of a Regular College

Aug 8, 2020 4 mins read

As you know that now new education policy has introduced and it is full of promises for students as well as allowing students to move towards autonomy.
From the last 38 years, we were following the trend of regular education; which means we are solely focused on rote memorisation.
We never talked about innovation and research in Indian schools and colleges due to our current education system, but now things are changing.
As this post is not about new education policy, but it is connected to that. As many of you may be planning to enrol for colleges and universities after your class 12 exams for your future studies.
So schoolokay has decided to discuss something about types of college in India. Plus, why you should choose an autonomous college in place of regular college.
As you know that there are two of college.
1. Autonomous college. 2. Regular college.

Before moving to the autonomous college details, you must understand, what an autonomous college is?

What is an autonomous college?

A college which provides autonomy to the students according to the current environment of the world and they also train students to create modern solutions for modern problems.
In which students are completely free to study according to their choice, also, they have the freedom to conduct experiments and researches. If they want to.
As there are not many autonomous colleges in India.  Only some high reputed institutes have that privilege in India because of the current education system.
There are two types of autonomous college.
1. Complete autonomous. 2. Controlled by parent university.
Use the link below to check the list of autonomous colleges of India.
List of autonomous colleges of India.
Now you know what is an autonomous college. Let's move to the regular college.

What is a regular college?

A regular college is a college which only focuses on the book learning, including they have fix syllabus which students need to cover in time.
These colleges do not allow students to perform their own experiments and researches. They just focus on rote learning.
In India, we have more number of regular college than the autonomous colleges only because our education system was not that flexible before.
I am not providing you list the regular colleges because all college expect autonomous colleges, are regular.
Let's move divine into the main topic of the article.

Why you need to choose an autonomous college in place of a regular college?

You can understand the difference according to the aforementioned details: Moreover, the are so many other things as well, like.
Befinits that autonomous colleges present;
(i) Autonomous institutes can autonomously award degrees and have academic independence.
(ii)Autonomous institutes can set their own curriculum, syllabus and conduct examinations.
(iii) Exams are conducted by the Autonomous institute itself and are following what is being taught during the semester.
(iv) A relative grading system is followed where the highest marks obtained by a student decide the scores of the others in a class.
(v) Some of the popular institutes are; IITs, NITs, IIMs, IISc Bangalore plus there are some other colleges private colleges as well like Subhod college Jaipur.

The functioning of Autonomous colleges connected to An university.

The functioning of these autonomous colleges is similar to standard autonomous colleges, but these are controlled by their parent university.
(1) In this type of autonomous college Degree is provided by parent university. (2) course and syllabus are decided by parent university.(3) Exams are conducted by the Autonomous institute itself and are as per what is being taught during the semester.(4) Some autonomous colleges connected to universities are HBTI, M.S. Ramaiah Institute of Technology, Rajasthan university etc.
Use below link for to reach these autonomous universities;
List of autonomous universities.
I don't think there is any need for explaining the details about regular colleges;
All regular colleges are same they control everything, plus they don't allow students to choose courses according to them, and their syllabus is fixed.

  1. Regular colleges follow the method of rote memorization plus they use rigid methods of teaching.
  2. Book learning is their mantra and they don't focus on the overall growth of students.
  3. The main aim of regular colleges is to produce job seekers not entrepreneurs.
  4. regular colleges have more limitations than autonomous colleges.

So, you must choose your college carefully because your college is going to decide your future.

I have wasted my 3 years of graduation in a regular college, and now their book learning is not helping me to fix my current problem.

And It's the truth that students from regular colleges have fewer chances of getting jobs because they don't have experience of real site situations. Also, they lack the courage to face the world.

So they just focus on getting a government job by any means.

How to get admission in an autonomous college in India?

As in India, there are only a few autonomous colleges, so the competition is quite high for getting into an autonomous college you need good scores.
Up to 90+ in class 12 and need a good grip over books because they conduct entrance exams+ PI to take new admissions.
There are no short cuts to get into an autonomous college.

Is it reasonable to choose an autonomous college over regular college?

If you have a chance to choose, then you must go with an autonomous college, because you have many benefits of autonomous college as compare to a regular college. Furthermore; they focus on your overall progress and on your skills.

So you must choose carefully according to schoolokay, you must opt for an autonomous college in place of a regular college.

Also, read;
Why is important to read books for Indian students. 8 ways to improve your study skills.
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Pushpender Yadav

Hey! This is Pushpender Yadav man behind schoolokay. I have created this blog to help out a lot of students about their studies and other career stuff.

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