AICTE affiliated technical institutes to revise their syllabus annually
The AICTE has set up a committee of subject experts from IITs to review the existing curriculum and recommend changes at engineering and technical institutes across the country. This step has been initiated considering the employability of engineers in recent years. Better late than never, the regulatory body, which has now issued instructions that affiliated technical universities to revise their syllabus annually in consultation with industry players. The institutions will have to set up subject-wise industry consultation committees (ICCs) every year, and then incorporate their recommendations into their engineering syllabus.
According to All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), more than seven lac engineers are pumped into Indian Economy every year and out of the 60% remain unemployed. As per another report by National Employability Solution, this figure is more scary which claims that only 7% engineers possess an employable skill. Whoever may be blamed for the flaw, but our young generation is paying the price for highly corrupt and ineffective technical higher education. Over the years engineering curriculum has not been redesigned to meet the technology changes as the industrial set up has technically evolved itself for its survival, but our engineers continue to be groomed with the outdated syllabus only to be rendered jobless. In last two decades, a large number of engineering institutes grew across the country which remains devoid of the quality of education, poor exposure to practical knowledge and internship.
Respective boards responsible for validating the curriculum needs have failed and should take the responsibility of poor quality of education imparted at engineering institution due to its poor vigilance and expertise. Maintaining the standard of technical education primarily lies with the All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE) and has failed in delivering its objective. For years the regulatory body hasn't paid heed towards grooming engineers for innovation and industry requirements. India which is the second largest nation in term of the population in the world has none of its university in top 100 universities in international ranking. IISc, Bengaluru is the only Indian institute which ranks 152 in international ranking. It indicates the lackadaisical attitude of educational boards.