Dayalbagh Educational Institute, Agra – 2021

Dayalbagh Educational Institute (DEI) was established in 1973 near Agra, Uttar Pradesh in an area of 86 acres in a green serene atmosphere surrounded by industries and farmlands by integrating the School of Comparative Study of Religion, School of language, and School of Arts and Science under one umbrella to instill the dignity of the labor with creative work and to become excellence by the natural way. However, its root, Radhasoami Educational Institute was established in 1917 after the establishment of Dayalbagh in 1915. Since then, it has been evolving and spawning from middle school to intermediate university to college to deemed university. In 1975, DEI formulated a comprehensive innovative program for its UG degree courses, due to this, it got appreciation from the Government of UP, and subsequently, it was awarded the deemed university status in 1981 by the Ministry of Education Government of India for its excellence in the education, and the NAAC conferred it with “A” category and placed the first position among all the deemed universities in 2009.

In this analysis, we are going to check out all the details about the institute’s students’ stats, faculty, courses offered, graduation outcomes & placements, median salary & top recruiters, infrastructures, and fees structures. All the details are authentic since we got these from the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) where DEI gave its reports.

Courses Offered at DEI Agra

DEI offers 4 courses in undergraduate programs and merely 2 courses in post-graduate programs in engineering science and technology, respectively.

Students Intake at DEI Agra

Students Intake
DEI admitted 300 students each in 2021, 2020, and 2019 at UG programs and 43 students each in 2021 and 2020 at PG programs, respectively.
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DEI has 132 distinguished professors at its faculty, of whom 74.24% are Ph.D. holders and the faculty-to-student ratio is 1:9, that is, one professor is available for every 9 students.

DEI Agra Annual Expenditures

Capital Expenditure
DEI spent Rs. 5.2 crores as capital expenditure in 2021, of which 3.85% spent on procuring books, journals, and e-resources for the library, a massive 81% spent on procuring equipment for quality research, merely 3.61% spent on engineering workshops, and the remaining 11.54% spent on the creation of capital assets. In 2020, the capital expenditure was Rs. 7.2 crores and it was around Rs. 2.1 crores in 2019.
Operational Expenditure
DEI spent over Rs. 15.1 crores in 2021 as operational expenditure, of which a considerable 53.89% spent on paying salaries to professors and supporting staff, 45.45% spent on maintaining academic infrastructures, and the remaining 0.66% spent on conducting Seminars, Conferences, and Workshops. Spending as operational expenditure was Rs. 10.9 crores in 2020 and Rs. 9.06 crores in 2019. The spending of operational expenditure has been increased in 2021 when compared to the last two years.

DEI Agra Research Details

As DEI has a good faculty and research scholar and better infrastructure for quality research, it was able to file 11, 6, and 1 patent applications in 2021, 2020, and 2019, respectively, however, it got 1 patent in 2021 and 3 patents in 2020.
Sponsored Projects
As DEI has some distinguished professors and research scholars at its faculty, big companies are willing to sponsor this institution, and therefore, it received Rs. 2.07 crores through 12 sponsored research projects from 6 companies in 2021, and it received Rs. 6.02 and Rs. 1.07 crore through 21 and 14 sponsored projects from 6 and 8 companies in 2020 and 2019, respectively.
Consultancy Projects
DEI received Rs. 22.96 lakhs through 190 consultancy projects from 9 companies in 2021, and it received Rs. 31.2 and Rs. 5.9 lakhs through 233 and 116 consultancy projects from the 43 and 38 companies in 2020 and 2019, respectively.

DEI Agra Graduations & Placements

UG Graduations & Placements
At DEI, 290 students got admitted to UG degree courses and 91.03% of them graduated, of whom 50% got placements at top companies and 46 were selected for higher studies in 2021; all students graduated, of whom 81.11% got placements, and 77 were selected for higher studies in 2020; and a bulky 90% of students graduated, of whom 49.37% got placements and 40 were selected for higher studies in 2019.
PG Graduations & Placements
At the PG programs, a significant 90.24% of students graduated, of whom 65.62% got placements at top companies and 5 were selected for higher studies in 2021; a bulky 85.71% of students graduated, of whom 81.25% got placements, and 4 were selected for higher studies in 2020; and a decent 69.23% of the students graduated, of whom 80% got placements and 2 were selected for higher studies in 2019.
PhD Research Programmes
In the Ph.D. research program, 180 students have been pursuing research studies till 2021, of whom 8 students graduated in 2021, 13 students graduated in 2020, and 7 students graduated in 2019.
Median Salary & Top Recruiters
Median Salary of UG Graduates: Rs. 4.5 LPA in 2021, Rs. 3.8 LPA in 2020, and Rs. 3.25 LPA in 2019 at top companies.

Median Salary of PG Graduates: Rs. 4.5 LPA in 2021, Rs. 4.25 LPA in 2020, and Rs. 3.84 LPA in 2019.
The top recruiters of DEI are Tata Motors, Maruti Suzuki, Jindal Steel, Infosys, HCL, Birla Soft, and TCS.

Students Diversity at DEI Agra

At DEI, 1182 students are currently pursuing their degrees, of whom 70.39% are boys, a modest 29.61% are girls, a considerable number of 857 students are from within the state, and a decent number of 325 students are from outside of the state.

Facilities on DEI Agra Campus

DEI has a lot of facilities that are available for students. It has hostels, medical facilities, labs, libraries, cafeterias, a sports complex, a music room, an auditorium, a shuttle service, an international seminar hall, lifts/ramps, etc.

Campus Festivals at DEI Agra

DEI celebrates sports & athletics, literary, cultural, and technical festivals annually on this campus where a barrage of events are organized. It allows every student to showcase their inner talent in front of the audience – be it sports, athletics, essay writing, instrument playing, singing, dancing, or showcasing technical prowess. Besides these, science exhibitions, Yoga day, Republic day, Founder’s day festivals are organized to keep the students in a festive mood amidst the busy studying.


DEI is near Agra, which is a tourist place and one of the important places in India, therefore, it has a good transport system. It has a main railway station, Agra Cantt. Railway Station, which is at a distance of 9.7 km. For travel by air, students can commute to this institution by using either Indira Gandhi International Airport which is at the distance of 223.8 km away or Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyay Airport which is at a distance of 13.5 km away from the institution, therefore, students from anywhere in the country or the world can commute to this institution easily.

How to Get Admission at DEI Agra

For UG courses at DEI: Candidates who passed the 10+2 exam with 60% in Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics (PCM) or 6 points on a 10-point CGPA scale in mathematics and PCM separately need to take JEE Main, and those who got valid JEE Main score need to attend the online interview, however, the selection is based on: 5% of marks scored in class 10 + 60% of marks scored in PCM in class 12 + 15% of marks scored in JEE Main + 20% of online interview.

For PG courses: The candidates who passed the UG degree with the 55% marks (just pass for SC/ST candidates) need to take the Written Objective Test (WOT) and should score a minimum of 30% marks to go for an online interview, and the final selection is based on the combined merit scores of the academy score, WOT, and online interview.

Fee Structure at DEI Agra

Students need to pay approximately Rs. 51,300 as total fees for the UG course at DEI, however, the saving grace is they can get a decent salary of Rs. 4.5 LPA at top companies, so they get back this amount within a year.

DEI Agra Scores by NIRF

Teaching, Learning, and Resources: DEI has a good faculty and better infrastructure for innovative research. Therefore, it scored 61.61%, which accounts to 30% of overall NIRF scores.
Research and Professional Practice: DEI has a good faculty and better infrastructure and got some patents for innovative research, however, it lacks in research and professional practice, therefore, it scored 7.63%, which accounts to 30% of overall NIRF scores.
Graduate Outcome: DEI has a conducive atmosphere for study and many students graduate at the minimum stipulated time. Therefore, it scored 49.47%, which accounts to 20% of overall NIRF scores.
Outreach and Inclusivity: DEI has students from every section and every part of India, and it has also admitted a decent number of girl students. Therefore it scored 53.44%, which accounts to 10% of overall NIRF scores.

Perception: DEI has a good faculty, better infrastructure, and a conducive atmosphere, and it is an old public institution, however, it has not yet gotten much popularity like first-generation IITs and NITs, therefore it scored 6.19%, which accounts to 10% of overall NIRF scores.

DEI Agra got 36.62% as an overall NIRF score and ranked at number 126.

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