I recently stumbled upon an excellent portal, Ilm Ki Duniya, and am really awestruck by the sheer volume of information present on this portal. As the name suggest, the Web site caters to all things related to education in Pakistan.
Starting off with information about colleges/universities, academic programs, admissions, results and extending all the way to jobs and internships, hostels/rooms listings and discussion groups, this site is a complete package. They also regularly post the latest education related news and have a section where students can contribute articles/thesis and also pictures of their college events.
Now coming to the loopholes, there are some big ones on this portal. They have advertised themselves as a pure and complete education portal of Pakistan but have also included job listings, buy/sell ads and even a ‘students match-making’ service. They might want to boost their traffic and outreach but the above mentioned ‘additions’ look really weird on an educational site. The best way is to create a separate portal for such activities instead of turning a superb educational portal into a ‘masala’ site.