31 October, 2020

The Pyramid’s Base Is Rising

In its seventh edition, Outlook-MDRA rank the best colleges in Engineering, Medicine, Dentistry, Architecture, Fashion Technology, Mass Communication, Hotel Management, Social Work and Law

Sanjay Rawat
The Pyramid’s Base Is Rising

Amidst a seemingly endless flow of gloomy news—the sagging GDP growth numbers and growing inflation, rising petrol prices which touches everyone from the high and mighty to the common man, and the Eurozone crisis that threatens to further upset India’s economic balance—news about India’s technical education sector remained the season’s bestseller. Of course, for all the wrong reasons. The brainwave that struck Union minister for human resource development Kapil Sibal—to braid the entrance examinations to all the engineering colleges in the country into a single examination—has not met with the kind of reaction he would have anticipated. The Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) are now united in opposition to the proposal—and divided in deciding to hold their own separate examinations from next year.

Even though confusion persists over how the engineering entrance examinations will look next year and how students should approach it, and how the economy will perform, or, for that matter,...



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