Public colleges and universities are higher education institutions that are mainly funded by state governments, whereas private colleges and universities rely on student tuition fees, alumni, and endowments to fund their academic programs. Private colleges can be either for-profit or non-profit.
After completing school, choosing the right college is one of the most important decisions that a student takes. The choice he makes at the time determines his whole future in terms of jobs, career growth, and standard of life. Many have already got admissions but those who have not got admissions in Delhi University, the hunt is on and the question looms — Government aided or private college.
This is because college is not just a place to pursue higher education but it is a place where students have access to innumerable possibilities and they also get the right resources to realize their dreams. The right kind of college will help a student grow, enhance their personality, brush up their skills, provide them with a platform to exhibit their talent, and provide them with quality education.
There are a number of factors related to a college that contribute to the development of a student such as the validity of the degree, infrastructure, faculty, pedagogy, placements, and exposure to the professional world. Hence, when a student is looking for a college he should take into consideration certain points before enrolling in one. There are usually two options for students who are looking for college admission, Government and private colleges.
PROS and CONS of Private & Govt. Colleges
Many students prefer Government colleges because of low fees, and a degree guaranteed by the government. However, unless one is studying in a highly reputed Government institution, such colleges often lack in terms of infrastructure, regular access to faculty, help with placements and well-designed pedagogy among others.
Government colleges do recruit highly-trained faculty but once recruited the faculty generally have a security guarantee for a life-long job and are not motivated to improve in terms of their pedagogy and the support they offer to the students.
Public colleges and universities are higher education institutions that are mainly funded by state governments, whereas private colleges and universities rely on student tuition fees, alumni, and endowments to fund their academic programs.
Private colleges can be either for-profit or non-profit. For-profit colleges are run like businesses and are most concerned with generating a profit, while nonprofit private colleges focus entirely on providing students with a quality education. As a result, nonprofit colleges generally boast better reputations than for-profit schools.
The decision to study in a government or a private college should be made after judging some of the basic criteria. First of all, prepare a list of both Government and private colleges where your desired course is available. Once you have prepared the list then you can see the affiliation of these colleges and their university ranking, mostly QS ranking is preferred. Thereafter, shortlist the ones with higher rank and check the cut -off as well as other admission requirements.
The second stage is selecting the college as per the financial capability. Private colleges have comparatively high fee structure and some additional expenditure such as membership charges, etc. Government colleges are affordable and also consider relaxation as per government norms- such as fee concession to economically weaker students who can produce valid certificates. This might not be the case with private colleges.
But the thing is there is more practical exposure in private college compared to government college. So, if you are looking for practical exposure you can go with a private college.
Some other pointers for selecting between a government and private college are location and transport facilities, canteen, college surroundings, nature of crowd.
At last, it is the student who has to be an active learner. No institution is perfect in all aspects. It is the student who has to learn the art of converting the available resources into opportunities and do well.