1. Which university is your prospective college affiliated to?
In Nepal, four universities provide BBA education: Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu University, Pokhara University and Purbanchal University. If you have to choose among these four universities, Kathmandu University should be your first choice. The Tribhuwan University comes second in terms of popularity. However, in terms of curriculum content, both Tribhuvan and Pokhara universities are basically the same. I don't think there is much difference whether you study Tribhuvan university's BBA or Pokhara University's BBA. Either is fine. The BBA of Purbanchal University is not recommended, unless the college is good and other factors discussed below need to be considered.
2. How well is your prospective college managed?
This is one of the most important criteria, in my opinion, to consider for a prospective BBA student. And I suggest you to never judge the college in terms of its academic results only. If the students had performed academically well in previous years, then that might be a result of two possible reasons. First reason is that the students themselves are laborious. If any student gets top result, it is never because he studied in the best college. It is because he worked very hard to get that result. Now, second reason can be because the students are taught to pass with good marks without giving emphasis to gaining knowledge, learning skills and understanding concepts. So, be aware of such colleges.
There are many other criteria to judge the colleges except their past results. If the college manages excursions, various workshops, guest lectures and so on then it is the signal that the college is trying to do something for its students. Similarly, conducting presentations regularly is very very important for BBA students. So you can ask any seniors about whether these kinds of extracurricular, and co-curricular activities are conducted regualary in the prospective college or not. If these kinds of programs are conducted then you are more likely to learn skills needed in your career and work life later. So, choose the college which focuses not only in getting good academic results but also in teaching necessary skills to its students.
Another way to assess whether your college is suitable to you or not is to see its placement record. Placement means getting a job after completing the degree. If the college boasts with a placement statistics such as 75% placement or so on, first check out if it is true by looking at their data and then verifying it by asking your seniors. If the data are found to be true, then it is a green signal to you to study there.
Faculties are also quite important to consider, although we can place this point under the college management point discussed above. The good teachers have the ability to teach even the stupid students well. Teaching experience greatly matters in assessing whether the faculties are good or not. The experienced teachers are definitely more understanding, realistic and far-sighted. So, know your teachers in advance.
4. How are your friends and seniors?
Before joining a college, evaluate yourself, your friends and the seniors currently studying in the college you want to join. If your friends are not compatible with you then you might have a problem later. Actually, friends are not bad in themselves. However, if you become guided by group behaviour then you might fall into trouble, even without your conscience or knowledge. So, keep yourself in a circle of good companions who can become your colleagues or business partners later.
5. Location and college attendance
The location of your college can be quite important for your student life. If your college is too far and if you are going to miss your first period everyday, you'll miss the study of eight (8) subjects in your whole BBA program. So, sometimes attending college become more important than attending good college. If you cannot attend the college regularly, then there is no point in selecting a better college. So, please consider your location and I always recommend colleges located nearby which you can attend easily.
In conclusion, I briefly described the five major things to consider before selecting the college to pursue your BBA degrees. Although my suggestions and arguments are genuine, you will barely find the perfect college; not in any way in Nepal. However, from the alternatives you have, you can select the best college that suits your need and purpose, and that is what the aim of this article is.