Encourage students to pursue M.Tech. and Ph.D. programs - Dr Venkata Rao, NIT-Surat

Our country has a very large number of engineering colleges and technical institutions (apart from reputed universities, IITs and NITs). Thus, we are producing a huge technical manpower as compared to any other country in the world. However, the quality standards of engineering/technical education are somewhat poor and MHRD and AICTE are taking adequate steps in this regard. Our graduates are already serving in both domestic and international companies and organizations.

No takers for colleges of inferior standards:
The quality standards of engineering/technical education are somewhat poor in our country at present. Significant number of students are not getting equipped with the required technical knowledge and are poor in practical aspects of engineering. They lack confidence and somehow they complete their engineering education and get the degree. Their colleges/institutes are also responsible for this. Many colleges are not maintaining the standards. They lack infrastructure, lack faculty and lack seriousness in providing good quality education to the students. The faculty members are under-paid by some colleges and how can we expect dedicated faculty members. MHRD and AICTE are taking necessary steps in this regar