The sad state of engineering education in India might just continue this way and become even sadder. This is because we do not follow one basic principle. Education related decisions should be left to academicians and professors. It should not be doctored by politicians and bureaucrats. But we sure don't see that happening anytime soon, do we?
Infographic - Engineering education and it's dismal state in India FeaturedBy Surya Ragunaathan
"Mera beta engineer banega" is perhaps the most common words spoken by Indian parents in India. No, this isn't coming from the movies. The movies got it from reality. Of course, over the years this has changed owing to more opportunities in varied fields. But still, in India, engineering is one of the most preferred choices for students at the standard 12 level. It is like a natural path. Parents of students, who do very well in their standard 12 boards, do not even wait to ask them what they'd like to do further. In many families/communities, it goes without saying that "obviously engineering karega." So what's the saga of engineering education in India? How has it grown over the years and where does it stand now? Gyancentral brings to you the rather dismal state of engineering education in India.