CURRENT STATUS OF ENGINEERING EDUCATION IN INDIA

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Published: 06th February 2017
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India has seen a revolution in the field of Technical Education and Engineering since Independence. Industrialization and economic growth are the main contributing factors for the progress made at a rapid face. In today's world where technology is changing in leaps and bounds, the demand for trained skilled personnel's is ever increasing. Career opportunities for multidisciplinary trained skilled workers have increased in the past decade.
To meet the increased demands of the industry, engineering institutes have mushroomed across the country. As per the AICTE guidelines, Industrial Training and Projects are integral components included in the curriculum of Technical Education imparted to the students and prepare students to be industrial leaders and technological innovators in the highly competitive global society. To empower the students with creative skills, there has been an increase in the competitions organized by institutes of repute wherein the students showcase their innovative ideas by making new models and enhance their skills as problem solver.
In the light of this, the curriculum designed lays emphasis on the practical training needed to prepare engineers for their careers and exert their skills in professional capacities or in other technical and administrative service of industry and government. To enhance the employability of the students, Soft Skills programme is introduced to increase the confidence, improve decision making ability, understanding the relationship of theory with practical implications, increased job opportunities, realization of responsibility, opportunities to know one's weaknesses and strengths, and opportunities to work with modern equipment and on problems of current importance.
India is marching forward to gain new heights under the campaign "MAKE IN INDIA" initiated by the Govt. of India with the aim to make it a manufacturing hub. To meet the standards of education at Global level, the system of accreditation as per the guidelines of the Washington Accord is being implemented. The institutions have been shouldered with greater responsibilities to meet the present and future challenges of rapid technological changes and industrial development in India.
In the present scenario, the education system is focused on creating skilled manpower to meet the demands at global level and employment opportunities for the talented youth of the country. The higher education system is one of the largest in the world with Engineering education being the most opted course by aspiring students.

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