Bangalore's Garden City College has an ad in the Hindustan Times today July 3. In large font-ed banners at the top, the ad says "4th Best College in Bangalore" and "24th Best College in India".
No indication anywhere in the ad of who gave them those rankings, but never mind that.
On the bottom left of the ad is a black box with this title: "SALIENT FEATURES".
In that box are such features as "Excellent, most hygenic [sic] hostels separately for boys & girls", and "Largest library / Hi-tech auditorium".
Pretty routine. Then I come upon the last of those salient features, and here it is:
"Maximum students from North India in previous batches."
Just what this means is unclear. (The college in Bangalore with the maximum number of North Indian students? More North Indian than South, or West, or East Indian students in previous batches? etc).
But that apart, what puzzles me is, why is this a "SALIENT FEATURE"?
Is it likely that a prospective student is going to pore over this ad, stumble across this particular salient feature and instantly say to himself: "Well golly and by gum, that's the college I'm going to!"