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.
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.
The purpose of education is dying in the race for livelihood and fulfilling aspirations of others. There's a need for rudimentary introspection as mere dependence on qualification in choosing teachers may deprive the best ones from joining the noble academic profession, writes Onkar Singh.
Despite the emphasis of the Central Government on improving the state of technical education in the country and increasing access to technical education, the number of aspirants for higher technical education in the country seems shrinking, writes Onkar Singh.