Choose An Autonomous College In Place of a Regular College

News Aug 1, 2021 4 mins read

As you know, a new education policy has been introduced and it is full of promises for students as well as allowing students to move towards autonomy. For the last 38 years, we have followed 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.

This post is not about the new education policy, but it is connected to that. Many of you may be planning to enrol in colleges and universities after your class 12 exams for your future studies.

So school okay has decided to discuss something about the types of colleges in India. Plus, why you should choose an autonomous college instead of a regular college.

As you know, there are two colleges.

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 that provides autonomy to the students according to the current environment of the world and also trains 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 research. 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 autonomy

2. Controlled by the parent university.

Use the link below to check the list of autonomous colleges in India.

List of autonomous colleges in India.

Now you know what an autonomous college is. Let's move to a regular college.

What is a regular college?

A regular college is a college which only focuses on book learning, including they have a fixed syllabus which students need to cover on time.

These colleges do not allow students to perform their own experiments and research. They just focus on rote learning.

In India, we have more regular colleges than autonomous colleges only because our education system was not that flexible before.

I am not providing you with a list of regular colleges because all colleges except autonomous colleges are regular.

Let's move on to the main topic of the article.

Why do you need to choose an autonomous college instead of a regular college?


You can understand the difference according to the aforementioned details: Moreover, there are so many other things as well, like.

Befinits that autonomous colleges are 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 follow what is being taught during the semester.

(iv) A relative grading system is followed where the highest marks obtained by a student decides 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 private colleges as well, like Subhod College in Jaipur.

The functioning of Autonomous colleges connected to An university.

The functioning of these autonomous colleges is similar to standard autonomous colleges, but they are controlled by their parent university.

(1) In this type of autonomous college, the degree is provided by the parent university.

(2) Courses and syllabus are decided by the 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 the below link to reach these autonomous universities: List of autonomous universities.

I don't think there is any need to explain the details of regular colleges.

All regular colleges are the 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 a 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 to 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.

They conduct entrance exams+PI to take new admissions.

There are no shortcuts to getting into an autonomous college.

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

If you have a chance to choose, then you must go with an autonomous college, because you have many benefits of an autonomous college as compared 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 instead of a regular college.

Also, read

Why it is important to read books for Indian students.

8 ways to improve your study skills.

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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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