The Union Ministry of Education released the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) rankings of 2022 in July. An analysis of the top 200 institutes of technology and engineering colleges presents a disquieting picture.
What is worrying?
Impact on students and learning –
Dearth of quality education –
What should be done?
India probably doesn’t need more institutions. The scope of enhancing the intake in the existing quality institutions also appears limited. What is needed is improvement in the overall quality of technical higher education across the board.
The youth are aspirational. It is now for the nation to mitigate the widening gap between the best and the rest, and ensure equality of opportunity in access to quality technical higher education.
Source – The Hindu
QUESTION – Broadly speaking, India has quantity of engineers but lack quality in them. Discuss this issue in light of the recently released NIRF rankings in 2022.