Affiliated to Govt. University but DOES NOT follow its syllabus or curriculum
- Curriculum is common with any other affiliated institute and is regulated by a University throughout a certain region (sometimes even an entire state).
- Easy availabilty and ample options for books (especially local authors).
- No relative grading system, so a difficult paper means low marks for everyone.
- Syllabus, schedules, curriculum etc. set by affiliated University has to be blindly followed.
- Schedules are known to go haywire with results of previous semesters and sometimes being announced only few days before the next exams.
- Exams are conducted by the affiliated University.
Affiliated to Govt. University but FOLLOWS its OWN syllabus or curriculum
- Academic Independence which gives it the freedom to revise the syllabus with time and follow a schedule which is more suitable for the set curriculum
- Exams are conducted by the institute itself and are in accordance with what is being taught during the session.
- Relative grading system where highest marks obtained by a student decides the marks the other get. So in case of a difficult paper, a low percentage score would not necesarily mean a low GPA.
- Degrees are finally awarded by affiliated university, which generally carries a lot of reputation.