With the changing and upgrading
technologies country hopes to reap a demographic dividend through its predominantly young
population as well, but in reality, the quality, of engineering education plays a spoilsport. India's problem with substandard Engineering Education is now very well known in the country and in other countries too.
Except for IITs and few prestigious Technical Institutes, maximum
Engineering Colleges are unable to provide quality education to Engineering student that would help them fetch a suitable job.
students from such colleges fail to get a suitable job for themselves, therefore the colleges face a decline in enrolment. Due to which a large number of these colleges are being shut down in a short span of time. In the last 5-8 years, the number of admissions in Engineering Institutes have been declined continuously. Which lead lakhs of seats vacant every year in all over India. Due to this,
According to the reports of All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), more than 800 'substandard' Engineering Colleges have applied for closure during this transition in the whole country.
The major concern of shutting the Engineering Institute is that the Institutes are not willing to provide quality
education to the students. The failure of these institutes includes numerous reasons. Firstly, the
Institutes provide bad, unqualified, and unprofessional faculty to students, which hampers the quality of education of institutes. In the majority of Institutes, the
students were stuck to bookish learning only, they couldn’t get proper exposure to enhance their skills. Which makes student inefficient and underqualified to get the job during college
The inefficient and underqualified students had to struggle a lot to get a decent job. This resulted in an increase in the rate of
unemployment and colleges failed to achieve their target of providing placement to their maximum students. Secondly, the students in Engineering Colleges are not only from Urban Area or from Convent Schools, due to which they lack behind from other competitors during exams and placement period.
Another issue is the attitude of students, teachers, and guardians towards knowledge-oriented education format.
Colleges majorly focus on coaching students just like schools, to get 100 percent pass percentage and maintain their result. That is what most parents demand too. Most colleges are text-book focused and students lack
communication skills as well.
The only solution to enhance the level of the education would be to change the Curriculum in such a way that it trains students, right from class VI-XII, and promote them to think out of the box and apply what they have learned. As the educational format and curriculum have been questioned many time while the education system fails to achieve the same.
Apart from this, these Educational Institutes made itself failed on their own. It won’t be wrong if I say,
the institutes are responsible for their self for their loss or closure of institutes. They provide unqualified and untrained faculty just to save their
finances, which leads to bad result and less knowledgable students. These colleges ruin their reputation by their own and this resulted into closure or merger of college, as they fail to get admission during the new session.
Due to the closure of colleges in such a rapid case, also resulted in the loss of
teaching jobs from the number of teachers. This counted about many thousands of teachers lost their jobs due to the closure of colleges and it also effecting the quality of education in the technical institutes.