IIT is a truly prestigious institute for higher technical education, and certainly the most popular choice for lakhs of students in India! Students join coaching and prepare for the extremely difficult entrance exams years before they need to appear for it. Due to the low number of seats available, very few make it. So you tried really hard, but it was not enough to make the cut. What should you do now?
There are thousands out there who are just as disappointed as you are right now. Many of them even worked just as hard as you did. Now is not the time to give up. Now is not the time to lose hope. Trust me, your life is only getting started, and there is plenty to be done and achieved in life even without an IIT degree.
Maybe it was your ambition to be a student at IIT or maybe you really wanted to fulfil your parent’s dreams. No matter what motivates you, now you need to decide where you will head next.
Do not get disheartened. IIT was just one way to help you achieve success in life. There are other ways to get a great learning out of college, and you still have a chance to enroll in another prestigious institution in the country, or even abroad.
Remember, while it is important to receive quality education, there are more than one avenue to get it! Even more important is to ensure that you follow your passion. If you wanted to become a great engineer, you will be surprised to find that there are several reputed institutes in India, government-run as well as private, which will help you achieve this goal. You will be able to pursue your passion, even without IIT.
Refer to the list below to find out more prestigious engineering colleges in India:
Top Engineering colleges of India
|Name of Engineering college||University name||Location||Rank of 2015|
|Birla Institute of Technology and Science||Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani||Pilani||8|
|Delhi Technological University||Delhi Technological University||New Delhi||9|
|National Institute of Technology||National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli||Tiruchirappalli||10|
|Indian School of Mines University||Indian School of Mines University||Dhanbad||11|
|College of Engineering||Anna University||Guindy||12|
|Birla Institute of Technology||Birla Institute of Technology Mesra||Ranchi||13|
|National Institute of Technology Karnataka||National Institute of Technology Karnataka||Surathkal||14|
|National Institute of Technology||National Institute of Technology, Warangal||Warangal||15|
|International Institute of Information Technology||International Institute of Information Technology Hyderabad||Hyderabad||16|
|Netaji Subhas Institute of Technology||University of Delhi||New Delhi||17|
|Indian Institute of Information Technology||Indian Institute of Information Technology Allahabad||Allahabad||18|
|P.S.G. College of Technology||Anna University||Coimbatore||19|
|JNTUH College of Engineering Hyderabad||JNTUH College of Engineering Hyderabad||Hyderabad||20|
|Manipal Institute of Technology||Manipal University||Manipal||21|
|National Institute of Technology||National Institute of Technology, Hamirpur||Hamirpur||22|
|PEC University of Technology||PEC University of Technology||Chandigarh||23|
|College of Engineering||Pune University||Pune||24|
|Birsa Institute of Technology||Vinoba Bhave University||Sindri||25|
|Harcourt Butler Technological Institute||Uttar Pradesh Technical University||Kanpur||26|
|Thapar University||Thapar University||Patiala||27|
|Institute of Chemical Technology||University of Mumbai||Mumbai||28|
|Nirma University of Science and Technology||Nirma University||Ahmedabad||30|
|University Institute of Engineering and Technology||Panjab University, Chandigarh||Chandigarh||31|
|P.E.S. Institute of Technology||Visvesvaraya Technological University||Bangalore||32|
|National Institute of Engineering||Visvesvaraya Technological University||Mysore||33|
|Veermata Jijabai Technological Institute||University of Mumbai||Mumbai||34|
|Madras Institute of Technology||Anna University of Technology, Chennai||Chennai||35|
|R.V. College of Engineering||Visvesvaraya Technological University||Bangalore||36|
|University College of Engineering||Osmania University||Hyderabad||37|
All these talks about IIT students securing 1 crore per annum packages are highly excitiing, but there are people out there who earn just as much, if not more, who could not get into an IIT either. You are still a student, and professional life is still farther than you think. Take your time. Your journey will begin in due time and this is most definitely not the end.
So stop worrying about everyone else. Do not pay heed to relatives or neighbours who are going gaga over some other kid who managed to clear the IIT JEE exam. Do not let their words discourage you. Keep in mind that the people who are talking about your failure to clear the exam are also most likely the kind of people who have themselves not even been part of an institute half as good. People love to take pleasure in someone else’s misery, and you should not give anyone a chance to do that.
It sucks to fail after trying so hard. It will suck even more if you give up now.
Check out other quality institutes that you are eligible for. You will be surprised to find that many of them have students who have performed just as well! And if your heart is really set on studying in IIT, there is always next year. Buckle up and start your preparation once again. Do not make the mistakes that you made this time around, and make sure that you try even harder!
Chase your passion with renewed vigour. If you have a vision, make sure that you bring it to life.
Life is like a beautiful painting. You won’t always have the right colours to fill it up with, but you can always create something unique and wonderful with what you have. So get your chin up, and stand tall. Your journey has only begun!