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800 engineering colleges to close over low quality, admissions

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GANESH65

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[h=1]http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/800-engineering-colleges-to-close-over-low-quality-admissions/articleshow/60334680.cms[/h]
BENGALURU: The All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) wants to close down about 800 engineering colleges across India as there are no takers for their seats, and admissions are plunging in these institutions every year, AICTEchairman Anil Dattatraya Sahasrabudhe told TOI.

There are approximately 150 colleges which are closed down voluntarily every year due to stricter AICTE rules. According to a rule of the council, colleges that lack proper infrastructure and report less than 30% admissions for five consecutive years will have to be shut down, he pointed out.

Sahasrabudhe was in Bengaluru on Friday to inaugurate the 'Green Hand' sculpture, signifying the pivotal role humankind plays in preserving and nurturing the environment, at New Horizon College of Engineering, Marthahalli.

According to its website, AICTE has approved the progressive closure of more than 410 colleges across India, from 2014-15 to 2017-18. Twenty of these institutions are in Karnataka. A maximum number of institutions was approved for closure in 2016-17. Telangana, Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Haryana, Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh have the maximum number of colleges which have sought progressive closure. Failing to survive, private engineering colleges either seek progressive closure and ultimately shut down or turn into polytechnics or science and arts colleges.



Progressive closure means the institute cannot admit students to the first year in that academic year, for which progressive closure is granted; however, the existing students will continue. He also advised engineering colleges and universities to revise and renew their syllabus, which is the major cause behind the fall in the number of admissions and quality of education they impart.

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With the quality of engineering education and balance in the number of engineering students and their employability being big challenges, AICTE has introduced the plan for teachers' training."Most engineering college professors or lecturers are MTech or PhD holders. They don't usually have experience in teaching aspiring engineers. Now onwards, any engineering college lecturer joining anew will have to undergo six months of exclusive and compulsory training so that they can train future engineers better. Existing engineer lecturers have three years to undergo this training compulsorily," Sahasrabudhe said.



AICTE is also looking at making engineering students industry-ready so that they are hired on time. From this year onwards, every secondand third-year student will have to undergo internship compulsorily so that they are hired even before campus placements.



"Internship is the time when most students are observed by companies and have a fair chance of being absorbed. So it's better to be hired that way instead of depending on just five minutes of interview at campus placements. My advice to budding engineers is that they should be attentive and hardworking during internship," the chairman said.





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vgane

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The capacity of these colleges is 30 lacs out of which only 10 lacs is filled..With low employability of 80% of the Engineers I shudder to think what would 8 lac Engineers do..Let us provide quality education and improve the skill set (including soft skills) of these Engineers!!
 
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Yes, Prasadji. The quality in this sector has gone southwards for quite some time. The very existence of large number of engineering colleges without adhearing to any standard education pattern have resulted in producing incompetent engineers who got rejected in the era stiff competetion. Earlier there was a news article showing Engineering colleges functioning from just two to three rooms in many parts of Eastern and Western UP. It is a right move by the AICTE to interfere and inflict stricter norms for affiliation for engineering colleges, thus ruling out many of them from being in existence. Hopefully this will improve the standards in this field.

Another major factor seems to be lesser demand for newbie engineers owing to major automation in the related fields. Many tasks which used to be handled by man power are efficiently handled by machines now a days.
 
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[h=1]Indian universities slip in ranks globally, IISc no more in top 200[/h]ZoomBookmarkSharePrintListenTranslate
IIT BOMBAY IS IN THE 351­400 BAND , IIT DELHI, IIT KANPUR, IIT KHARAGPUR AND IIT ROORKEE COME UNDER 501­600 BAND
From page 01 LONDON/NEW DELHI: No India University or institution of higher education figures in the top 250 in the latest Times Higher Education’s ranking, triggering concerns about the falling standards in the country and its possible fallout on job prospects.
In the 14th annual edition of Times Higher Education’s World University Rankings – which ranks the top 1,000 universities from 77 countries – performance of Indian centres of learning has deteriorated, with its share of universities falling from 31 to 30 in the top 1,000 and its flagship institution, IISc, falling from the 201-250 band to 251-300.
IIT Bombay is in the band 351400, IIT Delhi, IIT Kanpur, IIT Kharagpur and IIT Roorkee come under 501-600 band. Delhi university, Aligarh Muslim University, BHU, IIT Guwahati, IIT Madras, Indian School of Mines, Jadavpur University, Punjab university all come under 601-800 band.
Experts in India cautioned the government over the dip. “15 years ago at least a few IITs and IIM figured among the top in the overall ranking... Singapore, Korea, Malaysia are performing much better. Our system has collapsed and their system has come up. A study by FICCI shows that 60% Indian engineers can’t even get a job. Government is not even aware of what they want to do and fix the system,” said TSR Subramanian, former cabinet secretary who drafted the National Education policy, which is being re-drafted by another committee.

“IISc has fallen largely due to drops in its research influence score and research income...” the rankings report said.
Globally, the University of Oxford retains first place, the University of Cambridge climbs two places to second, overtaking California Institute of Technology and Stanford University, both at a joint third.
Phil Baty, editorial director, Global Rankings at Times Higher Education (THE), said: “As leading universities in other Asian territories such as China...are consistently rising up the rankings, in part thanks to high and sustained levels of funding, India’s flagship the Indian Institute of Science moves further away from the elite top 200”.
However, some were quick to dismiss the report. “It is just a statistical thing I don’t think there is any such decline... As far as faring poorly in terms of internationalization is concerned we have always fared poorly in respect of the number of foreign students studying here. It is not a serious problem and shouldn’t be viewed so,” said Professor Dheeraj Sanghi, former dean of IIT Kanpur.

 

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Indian universities slip in ranks globally, IISc no more in top 200

ZoomBookmarkSharePrintListenTranslate
IIT BOMBAY IS IN THE 351­400 BAND , IIT DELHI, IIT KANPUR, IIT KHARAGPUR AND IIT ROORKEE COME UNDER 501­600 BAND
From page 01 LONDON/NEW DELHI: No India University or institution of higher education figures in the top 250 in the latest Times Higher Education’s ranking, triggering concerns about the falling standards in the country and its possible fallout on job prospects.
In the 14th annual edition of Times Higher Education’s World University Rankings – which ranks the top 1,000 universities from 77 countries – performance of Indian centres of learning has deteriorated, with its share of universities falling from 31 to 30 in the top 1,000 and its flagship institution, IISc, falling from the 201-250 band to 251-300.
IIT Bombay is in the band 351400, IIT Delhi, IIT Kanpur, IIT Kharagpur and IIT Roorkee come under 501-600 band. Delhi university, Aligarh Muslim University, BHU, IIT Guwahati, IIT Madras, Indian School of Mines, Jadavpur University, Punjab university all come under 601-800 band.
Experts in India cautioned the government over the dip. “15 years ago at least a few IITs and IIM figured among the top in the overall ranking... Singapore, Korea, Malaysia are performing much better. Our system has collapsed and their system has come up. A study by FICCI shows that 60% Indian engineers can’t even get a job. Government is not even aware of what they want to do and fix the system,” said TSR Subramanian, former cabinet secretary who drafted the National Education policy, which is being re-drafted by another committee.

“IISc has fallen largely due to drops in its research influence score and research income...” the rankings report said.
Globally, the University of Oxford retains first place, the University of Cambridge climbs two places to second, overtaking California Institute of Technology and Stanford University, both at a joint third.
Phil Baty, editorial director, Global Rankings at Times Higher Education (THE), said: “As leading universities in other Asian territories such as China...are consistently rising up the rankings, in part thanks to high and sustained levels of funding, India’s flagship the Indian Institute of Science moves further away from the elite top 200”.
However, some were quick to dismiss the report. “It is just a statistical thing I don’t think there is any such decline... As far as faring poorly in terms of internationalization is concerned we have always fared poorly in respect of the number of foreign students studying here. It is not a serious problem and shouldn’t be viewed so,” said Professor Dheeraj Sanghi, former dean of IIT Kanpur.

hi

lot of funding required.....all research will connect with some industry.....free from political disturbances required....at least

merit based on IITs/IISC IN admission....no reservation in higher studies...
 
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