Onkar SinghFounder Vice-Chancellor of Madan Mohan Malaviya University of Technology, Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh and Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Harcourt Butler Technical University, Kanpur, UP.
There is an urgent need for educational institutions in India to evolve and develop suitable strategies and alternative arrangements to compensate the loss faced by the students and parents following the drawbacks in online education amid the prevailing Covid circumstances and the great divide in the society.
On account of the desired Graduate Attributes and Programme Outcomes of the UG engineering degrees, the proclaimed flexibility for admitting the students devoid of physics and mathematics knowledge seems paradoxical.
While vision, competence and commitment of institutional leadership, teachers, and staff plays critical role in improving the quality of education in HEIs, the rhetoric for having common syllabus will eventually diminish the possibility of certain HEIs achieving distinctions.
Ahead of the Union Budget 2021, the country’s academics are keeping fingers crossed for appropriate budgetary allocations and higher expenditure on education in tune with the Kothari Commission Recommendations.