A college (Latin: collegium) is an educational institution or a constituent part of one. Usage of the word college varies in English-speaking nations. A college may be a degree-awarding tertiary educational institution, an institution within a university, an institution offering vocational education, or a secondary school.In the United States and Ireland, "college" and "university" are loosely interchangeable, whereas in the UK, New Zealand, Australia, Canada and other Commonwealth nations, "college" may refer to a secondary or high school, a college of further education, a training institution that awards trade qualifications, or a constituent part of a university.The modern system of education was heavily influenced by the British starting in 1835.
In India, the term "college" is commonly reserved for institutions that offer degrees at year 12 ("Junior College", similar to American high schools), and those that offer the bachelor's degree. Generally, colleges are located in different parts of a state and all of them are affiliated to a regional university. The colleges offer programmes under that university. Examinations are conducted by the university at the same time for all colleges under its affiliation. There are several hundred universities and each university has affiliated colleges.The first liberal arts and sciences college in India was C. M. S. College Kottayam, Kerala, established in 1817, and the Presidency College, Kolkata, also 1817, initially known as Hindu College. The first college for the study of Christian theology and ecumenical enquiry was Serampore College (1818). The first Missionary institution to impart Western style education in India was the Scottish Church College, Calcutta (1830). The first commerce and economics college in India was Sydenham College, Mumbai (1913).
Any educational facility that had been approved to offer at least Bachelor degree is entitled by CHE to use the term academic college in its name.Some of the colleges (at least 4 for 2012) provide M.Sc. degree and act as a Research facilities.
Engineering academic college
Any academic facility that offer at least Bachelor degree and most of it faculties are providing an Engineering degree and Engineering license.
Educational academic college
After A facility that had "Teachers seminar" status is approved to provide B.Ed it change its to have the words Educational Academic college.
A "Technical college" is an educational facility that is approved to allow to provide P.E degree (14'th class) or technician (×˜×›× ××™) (13'th class) diploma and licenses. Between the more common Technical colleges are
1. Be'er sheva technical college
2. Tel - Hai (telhai) technical college
3. The Ruppin technical college
4. the Air-force Academy
A "Training College" is an educational facility that provides basic training for person that would allow to a person to receive a working permit in a field such as alternative medicine, cooking, Art, Mechanical, Electrical and other professions. A trainee could receive the right to work in certain professions as apprentice (j. mechanic, j. Electrician etc.). After working in the training field for enough time an apprentice could have a license to operate (Mechanic, Electrician  and other professions. This educational facility is mostly used to provide basic training for low tech jobs and for job seekers without any training that are provided by the employment service.
In higher education a college is usually part of a university; such colleges do not award degrees. Universities with constituent colleges are collegiate universities. A college may also be a grouping of faculties or departments, notably in the University of Edinburgh, the University of Salford, the University of Birmingham and the University of Leicester.
In the University of Oxford, University of Cambridge, and University of the Arts London (and formerly in the University of Wales), colleges provide accommodation, tuition and other facilities to students of the university: the university conducts examinations and grants degrees. However the colleges of the University of London are now de facto universities in their own right.
In the other collegiate universities, including the University of Lancaster, University of York, University of Kent, University of St Andrews and University of Durham, the colleges only provide accommodation and pastoral care.
candidates at other universities or has the authority to run courses that lead to the degrees of those universities. It may also be an independent higher education institution with the power to award degrees, but does not have university status, although it is usually working towards it.
Historically, some universities originated as university colleges. For example, the University of Newcastle was originally a university college of the University of Durham.
Some colleges in itpl Bangalore: MBA colleges:
1. SJES College Of Management Studies
2. East Point College Of Higher Education
3. Bangalore Management Academy
1. CMR Institute Of Technology
2. MVJ College Of Engineering
3. MVJ Polytechnic
4. Cambridge Institute Of Technology