Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Government to review University Education System on Tuesday

Four years after the government restore its central university system by bringing in numerous such new centers of higher education to provide access with excellence, there is little to show in outcomes and a worried government is set to appraisal its growth strategy.

President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will evaluation the bottlenecks in infrastructure, research, and curriculum and teachers crisis on Tuesday, according to officials in the human resource growth ministry and central universities.

“Both the high offices of Indian government may put in place a apparatus to advance their interface with the central universities,” said an official of the HRD ministry, who refuse to be named. “The quality of our recent education system leaves much to be preferred. During the 12th Plan (2012-17), the focus is on excellence, the review gathering will dwell on it in detail.”

There are 42 central universities in India, as well as 16 set up in 2009-10. All the new universities have poor infrastructure and don’t have enduring campuses, the program is not contemporary and attracting the faculty is a challenge. As a result, they are not attracting adequate number of students. Most of the new universities don’t even have 1,000 students each and the faculty deficiency is as high as 30-50%, executive data show.

“None of the universities in India right now are in top 200 catalogs of best universities in the world and this is a disturbing point. The universities need to change their approach and develop into contemporary, from just knowledge to investigate and be industry-ready,” said Abdul Wahid, vice-chancellor of the Central University of Kashmir.


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