National Knowledge Commission
हिन्दी বাংলা অসমীয়া অসমীয়া ಕನ್ನಡ
ارد و தமிழ் नेपाली মণিপুরী ଓଡ଼ିଆ ગુજરાતી

  Engineering Education
  India produced a total of 415,000 engineers in 2005. Though impressive, this number is nowhere close to the required number. Over the next decade, India will come across two significant opportunities in the form of manufacturing and Engineering Services Outsourcing (ESO). For India to make the most of these opportunities, the number of engineers has to be increased and the quality enhanced.

Apart from the few elite institutes, engineering education in India is often outdated and irrelevant. Most graduates do not possess the skills needed to compete in the economy, and industries have been facing a consistent skills deficit. Also, most institutes, including premier institutes, fail to attract and retain quality faculty. These deficiencies in Technical/Engineering education mean that India runs the risk of missing out on the significant opportunities. NKC will examine the following issues:
  • Constraints, problems and challenges relating to curriculum, teaching, infrastructure, administration and access
  • Methods of attracting and retaining talented faculty members
  • Measures to promote and sustain research in collaboration with the industry
  • Issues of autonomy and accountability of institutions
Innovative means of raising standards and promoting excellence in technical education situated in the wider context of society.
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