Whether you are planning to enroll for a UG course or pursue higher education, the choice of college plays a significant role in determining your career path. Therefore, we are going to compare two of the most prestigious colleges in Gurgaon – St. Andrews Institute of Technology & Management and GD Goenka University, to help you select the best-suited institute for your studies. Comparing SAITM and GDGU on the basis of courses offered, eligibility criteria, fees, placements, and facilities will help you get a holistic overview of these colleges and make a well-informed decision about your future.
A college’s competency can be estimated by looking at its ranking and accreditation. Therefore, before we proceed to draw an in-depth comparison, let’s look at the rankings given to SAITM and GDGU. SAITM, Gurugram is accredited ‘A’ grade by NAAC and has got 8th ranking in Times Engineering Institute Ranking Survey by the Times of India. SAITM has also been ranked 28th among the Top 30 Engineering Colleges in India by India Today. The score granted to SAITM by Collegedunia is 8.7/10. GD Goenka University on the other side has been rated ‘Gold’ by QS I-Gauge Indian University Rating. The university was ranked No. 1 Private University in North India by ASSOCHAM India in 2017-18. GDGU has received a score of 8.2/10 by Collegedunia.
Looking at the rankings of SAITM and GDGU, you must have got a fair idea of the college’s reputation and performance. Read the complete blog to know all about SAITM and GDGU at a glance.
St. Andrews Institute of Technology and Management (SAITM), Gurgaon
Located in Gurgaon, St. Andrews Institute of Technology and Management is one of the renowned private colleges in India that offers a wide range of Technology and Management courses to students. SAITM’s campus is surrounded by nature and spread across 22 acres of land. The campus is completely environment friendly with lush green trees marking the boundaries of the institute. The campus at SAITM is wifi enabled so that there is no hindrance in learning. SAITM provides a healthy environment for students to grow personally and professionally. The institute provides several facilities like fully air-conditioned classrooms, well-equipped labs, workshops, spacious auditorium, sports complex, gym, infirmary, and seminar halls.
SAITM focuses on the overall development of students. Thus, gives equal importance to sports and extracurricular activities to help students gain maximum exposure in every field. With students from all across the country and abroad, the cultural diversity at SAITM is vast. St. Andrews has a phenomenal track record of placements with several industry giants taking part in their placement drives every year.
GD Goenka University (GDGU), Gurgaon
GD Goenka University is one of the top-ranked private universities in India that offers a wide array of programs ranging from diploma to doctorate in various disciplines. The university is spread across 60+ acres of land and has separate schools for every discipline like School of Engineering, School of Communication, School of Humanities, etc. The state-of-the-art infrastructure at GDGU is one of its key attractions. The campus accommodates a large number of labs, workshops, seminar halls, and practical rooms. The faculty at GDGU is highly experienced and proficient in delivering high-quality education. GD Goenka University provides vast industry exposure to students by conducting guest lectures, workshops, and seminars on a regular basis. The university adheres to project-based learning-teaching methodology. Thus, facilitates the holistic development of students.
General Information About SAITM & GDGU
|Year of Establishment||2012||2013|
|Founder||Smt. P.L. Rana||Shri A.K. Goenka|
|Location||Khurrampur, Farrukh Nagar, Haily Mandi Road, Gurgaon, Delhi (NCR)||GD Goenka Education City, Sohna Gurgaon Road, Sohna, Haryana|
|Approval||All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE)||All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE), NCTE, COA, PCI, UGC|
|Affiliation||Maharshi Dayanand University, Rohtak DTE, Haryana||Self-Affiliated|
|Accreditation||NAAC ‘A’ Grade||NAAC ‘A’ Grade|
|Awards||‘International Architecture Award’ for well-designed hostel building ‘Education Summit Award’ presented by the Governer||‘GEM Certified Sustainable Building’ by ASSOCHAM 2020 Best University in India for Industry Interface by CEGR in 2017|
|Courses Offered||UG Programs in Engineering & Management, MBA||UG, PG, Diploma & Ph.D. in various verticals|
Courses Offered, Eligibility, & Fee Structure
St. Andrews Institute of Technology & Management
SAITM offers a number of UG programs in engineering, management, and computer application; and a PG course in management. The eligibility criteria differ for every course. Let’s have a look at the courses offered by SAITM, eligibility, and their fee structure.
|B.Tech||Computer Science & Engineering Mechanical EngineeringElectrical EngineeringElectronics & Telecommunication EngineeringCivil Engineering||
||INR 92,000 (1st Year)|
|B.Tech (Lateral Entry)||Computer Science & EngineeringMechanical EngineeringElectrical EngineeringElectronics & Telecommunication EngineeringCivil Engineering||
||INR 92,000 (1st Year)|
|BCA||–||Minimum 45% marks in 12th from any stream from a recognized board (42.7% for students under reserved categories)||INR 72,000 (1st Year)|
|BBA||–||Minimum 45% marks in 12th from any stream from a recognized board (42.5% for students under reserved categories)||INR 72,000 (1st Year)|
|MBA||–||Minimum 50% marks in graduation from a recognized university/board (Any Field) Valid CAT/MAT/SAJEE score||INR 1,25,000 (1st Year)|
GD Goenka University
GD Goenka University offers Diploma, UG, PG, and Ph.D. programs in multiple disciplines. The courses offered by the university are in the field of technology, management, architecture, hospitality, education, fashion designing, and many more. GDGU has 10 schools that provide different level courses in separate niches like technology, management, hospitality, applied sciences, arts, fashion designing, and many more. We are mentioning the most sought-after courses offered by GDGU along with some details below. To get the details of all the courses offered by GDGU, Gurugram, you can visit here.
Computer Science & Engineering
Electronics & Communication Engineering
Electrical & Electronics Engineering
Instrumentaion & Control Engineering
|Minimum 50% marks in 12th with Mathematics & Physics as major subjects along with Chemistry/Bio-Tech/Biology/Technical Vocational Subject||INR 1.39 Lakhs (1st Year)|
|B.Arch||–||Minimum 50% aggregate in 12th with mathematics as one of the subjects from a recognized board||INR 7.5 Lakhs (Complete)|
|BCA||–||12th from a recognized board||INR 1.39 Lakhs (1st Year)|
|12th from a recognized board||INR 3.1 Lakhs (1st Year)|
|Executive MBA||–||Bachelor’s degree in any discipline with 3 years of work experience||INR 7 Lakhs (Complete)|
Accounting & Finance
Operations & Supply Chain
Accommodations Operations & Management
International Hotel & Restaurant Management
|Bachelor’s degree in any discipline||INR 3.75 Lakhs (1st Year)|
Admission Process – SAITM v/s GDGU
To apply for any UG or PG course at SAITM, students need to first check the eligibility criteria for the course. The eligible candidates can then fill an application form and upload the required documents. The application form can either be filled online by visiting their official website or offline by visiting the institute in person. The students seeking admission in SAITM have to give and clear an entrance exam – SAJEE. SAJEE is a national-level entrance test organized by SAITM. After the results of the entrance test SAJEE are announced, SAITM conducts a counseling session and a personal interview as the final procedure of admission.
Students seeking admission in any program at GD Goenka University are required to fill an application form by uploading their documents and appear for the Goenkan Aptitude Test for Admission (GATA). GATA is a common aptitude test conducted by GDGU for students seeking admission in any Dip, UG, or PG program at GDGU. The selected candidates from GATA are required to give a personal interview for the final selection.
|Mode of Application||Online and Offline||Online and Offline|
|Application Fees||INR 500||INR 1000|
|Mode of Entrance Exam||Offline||Offline|
Placements – SAITM v/s GDGU
The training and placement cell at SAITM is highly competent and SAITM’s placement records are clear proof of this. The training and placement cell prepares students to stay updated about the latest industry trends and tackle interviews by introducing various training & development programs. These programs are included in students’ curriculum from the beginning of their courses. The T&P cell at SAITM organizes several placement drives every year and many top-notch companies take part in them. Also, the cell provides career counseling sessions to students before they take part in placement drives to help them make wise and better decisions for their careers.
The placement committee at GDGU provides strong support to students through its Corporate Resource Centre. Apart from conducting placement drives and inviting various companies to attend them, the committee plays a major role in managing and streamlining placements. Several companies visited the university for placements in 2021 and hired students for different roles.
Following are the placement highlights of SAITM & GDGU for 2021
|Highest Package||INR 10 LPA||INR 31 LPA|
|Average Package||INR 5 LPA||INR 3.5 LPA|
|Major Recruiters||Amazon, Tech Mahindra, HCL, TATA, JARO Education, Reliance, Byju’s, Wipro, Kodak, Dyson||IBM, NIIT, JBM, Samsung, Grofers, 99 acres, Decathlon, Denave, Teleperformance|
|Total no. of Companies Participated in the Drive||80||Not Known|
Campus Life & Facilities Provided – SAITM v/s GDGU
Wrapping it up
Students who are looking for an institute that provides quality education with a reasonable fee structure can opt for SAITM as SAITM provides comparatively cost-effective programs. Also, St. Andrews Institute of Technology and Management is more reliable to pursue any UG or PG program. For more information about SAITM and GDGU, you can visit their respective websites.