‘Private sector has a big role to play in higher education’ says Thapar University Director
India’s position in the emerging world of globally interlinked economies will largely be governed by how successful it will be in overcoming the limitations of its education system. A sound education system is the genesis of sustained growth, and these proportions become even more sensitive, intense and responsibility-driven when catering to ‘higher education’.
India's higher education system is the third largest in the world, but the country still lacks universities of international fame and excellence like Harvard, Cambridge, and Oxford. The higher education sector in India is plagued with many challenges.
The number of institutes and number of students enrolled have improved in the last few years but these are not consistent with the global ratios for gross enrollment ratio (GER), or the percentage of students enrolling into higher education institutes each year after high school. The government apparently has a vision to increase this to 30 percent by the year 2020. The average GER ratio worldwide is considered to be 30% and India is lagging behind at a dismal 19%.
There is a chronic shortage of faculty, the quality of teaching is poor and the curricula and pedagogy are outdated and rigid. Lack of accountability is making the situation worse. Between 30% and 40% of departmental positions in Indian universities are vacant. There are serious constraints when it comes to enhancing research capacity. With a very low level of PhD enrolment, India does not have enough high-quality researchers. We have a weak ecosystem for innovation and low levels of industry engagement.
Much of the state of higher education in our country can be attributed to the system of governance and regulation. The system of command and control implicit in the functioning of universities is unworkable and does not promote accountability. The other cause of poor governance is the system of affiliating colleges to the university, which yields revenue for the university through fees. This makes universities bulky entities.
Dr. Prakash Gopalan
The treatment of FDI in education has been worse. Though the government had to allow FDI in education because of its commitment to General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS), this has only been a token commitment. The government’s insistence of setting fees to be charged by educational institutions and deciding on their curricula has deterred many quality educational institutions from setting up branches in India.
The Government should play an active role in creating an environment where private education providers can contribute significantly to give an impetus to higher education. Government and regulator should encourage sharing of resources manifested through initiatives like joint professorship positions and shared labs for optimum utilization of resources. We should focus more on output, outcome and impact rather than converging endlessly on the input side of the education value chain.
Government should encourage globally acknowledged accreditations, which spell out value in varied and universal terms. In fact, the government can consider instituting a policy that automatically grants national accreditation to a university/institute, which manages to get the grant of highest and globally respected accreditations.
Government and regulator should support collaborations with top foreign universities and provide approval or validity for joint or dual degree programs with these universities. This will lead to an organic transfer of intellectual capital and practices from reputed universities of the world to Indian institutions. Consequently, such collaborations will result in higher levels of professionalism and global standards of excellence.
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selection procedure of thapar University in btech????
To get admission to the Thapar Institute of Engineering & Technology, it is compulsory to have appeared in JEE exams. There are two criteria for getting admission in TIET. One is on the basis of your JEE score and the other one is on the basis of your 12th class percentage. 70% of the total seats for BE/BTECH course will be filled on the basis of JEE main score you must have passed 10+2 or equivalent examination with at least 60% marks (55% for SC/ST candidates) in the aggregate of three subjects, Physics, Mathematics and any one subject out of Chemistry, Biology, Biotechnology, and Technical Vocational subject. And the rest 30% seats will be filled on the basis of 10+2 marks in PCM merit or equivalent examination in the aggregate of three subjects, namely, Physics, Mathematics and any one subject out of Chemistry, Biology, Biotechnology and Technical Vocational subject. The admissions for their new batch are open now. You can visit their website to apply for the same.
how one get selected in thapar University??
Hey!! Like most of the engineering colleges, there are two criteria for getting admission in Thapar Institute, Patiala. One is on the basis of your JEE score and the other one is on the basis of your 12th class percentage (PCM OR PCB). The division of seats for the above two is 70% and 30% respectively. You can choose as per your suiting. Also, the admissions for the new batch are open now. To apply: Thapar Institute - B. Tech admission form 2020
What is the last date to fill the online application form for the master program at TIET?
The last date to apply for masters programme at TIET is 30th June. You may also find all the detailed information from the website: https://admissions.thapar.edu/online-application-form.php (https://admissions.thapar.edu/online-application-form.php?_ga=2.240194243.1999847586.1593406417-1726663662.1552370422)
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