03 December, 2020

“The Real Concern Is To Ensure High Quality Of Education”

All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) chairman Anil Sahasrabudhe tells why India needs to focus on 'quality-degree education'

Photograph by Jitender Gupta
“The Real Concern Is To Ensure High Quality Of Education”

Anil Sahasrabudhe, chairman, All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), tells Bula Devi that India needs to focus on better-quality degree education in eng­ine­ering, while not ignoring the ITIs and polytechnics.

Experts believe our engineering institutes are producing sub-standard engineers and there is a dearth of good engineers...

To a certain extent it is true. While a large number of students enter the system, not all are found to be employable by some industry bodies. It is not true that all students graduating are not up to the mark. Moreover, all colleges are not of the same level—some are quite good, some are on the fringe and need assistance to become better, while others are very poor in quality. It is students from these poor-quality colleges who find it difficult to get employment.

What are you doing to tackle sub-­stan­dard institutions?

On the basis of computer-generated list of institutions (through random number generation), we...



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