Engineering education in India: Prospects and growth
U Ramesh, Dr. Shine N Das
Education is the most significant phenomenon instrumental to the development of any country. It should be transformed to the needs of the time and changing scenario of the technology. In particular, the Engineering education and the mode of its delivery should be tuned time and again for greater development and changes to cope with such challenges. The sector, in recent decades, has witnessed a tremendous growth in many aspects such as the institutional capacity, student enrolment, teaching – learning process, teacher-student ratio, etc. The rapid expansion of the Engineering education system, at the same time, has brought several pertinent issues related to equity, efficiency, excellence and access to higher education in the country. The unplanned expansion of higher education opportunities, bundling trend of the educated unemployed, commercialization of education, the mismatch of quantity with quality, ignorance equity and excellence, are some of the pertinent cases in point which pose continuous threats to the Engineering education in India. The present study is unique in the sense that it brings about better understanding of the scenario prevailing in the higher education system in India and its pattern of growth given the opportunities and challenges to the system under consideration.