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Engineering Education

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Today there are more than 2300 Engineering Institutions in the country turning
out more than 6,00,000 engineers every year. Indian Engineering Education represents one of the largest educational systems in the world. The challenges posed
by this rapidly growing system in our country are extremely complex. While
addressing the strategy of nurturing a large number of highly intelligent postsecondary students in a proper manner, quality of Engineering Education emerges
as the issue of paramount importance.
An engineering education is relevant for the graduate if it meets the needs of the
industry. A core set of such needs must be identified. It should include skills
related to manufacturing, computer technology, interpersonal relations, analytical
and experimental techniques. Academic programs have to be evaluated and revised periodically so they endow graduates with skills pertaining to the abovementioned set.
Having mentioned this, the focus should be drawn on training the mind and
developing the power of analysis. This can be accomplished through a proper and
well balanced curriculum and appropriate grading system. It should be remembered that the primary philosophy of the teaching should be to collect, collate and
feed the information to the students in a digestible form.
The engineering graduates of the advanced countries possess a high level of
confidence in handling unknown problems. Many of our graduates are deficient in
handling unknown problems. The gap has to be bridged through setting up appropriate educational system. The IIT model has been successful. This model should
be adopted by a large number of Institutes for academics and governance.   Creation of excellent educational system will eventually terminate the acrimonious


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