Ten point strategy for private engineering colleges: Need to evolve, change and improve
Dr. Sunil Jayant Kulkarni
In India, the technical education is divided into three categories. One is Institutes of Technologies (IITs), second is government aided colleges and third and most important category, private colleges. IITs are considered as mark of quality technical education in India. Government aided colleges have many advantages in terms of funds and infrastructure. These government colleges and polytechnics have tremendous potential for growth. Private engineering colleges are facing very critical problems. These colleges are being blamed many times for quality of technical education. It should be noted that they are working with limited resources because of admission problems and hence fund generation. To build an education system with effective results, it is necessary to focus on all dimensions of technical education. Primarily, the author has discussed and proposed ten point strategy for improving technical education in private colleges in India and Maharashtra to be specific. Few points in of the strategies are being implemented already on paper but are found ineffective because of improper implementation. The ten points in the strategy are namely admission, quality of teachers, views of management, research facilities, infrastructure, salary structure of staff, evaluation system, placement, institute-industry interaction, and syllabus.