While the transition from school to college is one of the biggest milestones in a student’s life, the uncertainties and challenges that come with it often make students feel stressed and restless. As they gingerly gear up to step out in the real world, they are faced with some real tough choices. Which course should be pursued after Class XII? Should I opt for a traditional course or explore something off the beaten track? What should be given preference - college or course? These are some of the common questions that strike every student’s mind.

A college is not just about attending lectures and earning a degree; it’s an experience that shapes your identity and makes you grow as an individual. Apart from helping you prepare for future career opportunities, a college plays a vital role in broadening your horizons and turning you into a more dynamic and knowledgeable person. Therefore, choosing the right college or university is of utmost importance for every student. But with plenty of options available, how do you know which college or university is the best fit for you?

Here are the most important seven key factors that you must consider while selecting a college or university in Delhi NCR:

The coronavirus pandemic has posed unprecedented challenges for higher education across the world, and India is no exception. In a nation where higher education is still not accessible to many, the pandemic has dashed the hopes of a large number of students who were hoping to pursue higher studies in top universities in India and other countries. The students coming from disadvantaged backgrounds and economically weaker sections of the society have been particularly hard hit.

Three decades back when I plunged into industry as a new design graduate with creative confidence and dreams quite high, I had limited realization of the way world looked at design compare to the way we were taught at NID, my Alma mater. As young designer riding high on empathy, it was dreadful experience to have people reach out to you for only window dressing or beautification of a product.

Then, I had very little idea that someday design would become an integral tool to business solutions. As a designer riding high on empathy you always want to see the world a beautiful and better place to be. Design is not only about aesthetics, aesthetics alone do not make the world beautiful but design does.

In the prevalent times, students are not only seeking to gain global exposure but also want a taste of diverse cultures, languages, attitudes, ways of living and different approaches to learning across disciplines and life in general. The delivery of the same is promised by global exchange programmes by reputed universities nowadays. The programmes not only lead to the broadening of social horizons, inculcating a better tolerance power of other cultures; but also greatly enhance the learning process, lending it a holistic and quality approach.