Nagpur’s education system has something to be happy and proud of as the city’s and its suburbs engineering colleges have seen a significant decline in the number of students dropping out of engineering colleges. As per the latest figures, only 6.67 percent of students dropped out of engineering college in the academic year 2019-2020. Even the passing percentage of students in the first and final year has improved immensely.
Though the sad part is colleges in this region have shown poor performance in getting status of National Board of Accreditation. There are 44 engineering colleges in the region of which 33 are in Nagpur, 5 are in Wardha, 4 are in Chandrapur and 2 are in Bhandara. In the first year of 16,366 students, 9,286 got themselves admitted for the academic year 2019-20 registering the vacancy of 56.74 percent. Of the admitted 9,286 students, 8,668 students admitted in second year engineering leading to a dropout percentage to 6.67 percent. The pass percentage of students of the final year stands at 83.01 percent while first-year stands at 78.41 percent. The percentage of companies that approached colleges in the Nagpur region pool campus is 32.92 percent while the placement recorded is 43.83 percent.
Till now, 12,247 students have benefited, and packages up to 44 lakh have been given to students. Out of the total 44 colleges, 32 have got accredited themselves for NAAC. But their NBA (National Board of Accreditation) performance is very poor. Out of the total 227 programs, only 40 programs have NBA status which accounts for just 11.72 percent.
Speaking to an official of one of the prominent engineering college (Ramdeobaba Engineering College) who didn’t want to be named said, “the reasons drop in numbers could be many like good teaching staff, excellent faculty, studious and dedicated students and many more”.