With the growth of technical education in India if on one hand it has fulfilled the needs and demands of large number of aspiring parents and students then at the same time there is high end of distortion in the types of institutions. The quality of their content, teaching-learning processes, adequacy of infrastructure and faculty is suffering a lot. There has been a mindless expansion of technical education system in India along with a detrimental drift in the form of engineering colleges.
These institutes act more like coaching centres for prescribed syllabi maximum students who pass out from these colleges every year do not possess the true qualities expected of an engineering graduate and hence this leads to unemployment or severely underemployment. Every year the number of engineering graduates is increasing but all of them have few things in common i.e. shattered dreams, feeling frustrated by the injustice meted out to them by the engineering education system.
Till last few years, the demand was outstripping the supply and it was a sellers’ market due to availability of fewer seats. But the present situation has moved towards buyers’ market. The job market is changing in new ways so that the craze for any one discipline is misplaced. This is the reason why there is a lot of large-scale unfilled capacities in maximum engineering colleges. Due to this many colleges are simply closing down or selling them. Not only this to fill the seats colleges try to lessen the admission criteria which ultimately leads to larger accumulation of unemployable graduates.
India has somewhere around 3500 engineering colleges in India and around 16 lakh engineering seats. Recently in the month of October AICTE declared to cut 60% engineering seats for the academic session 2016-17. The decision has been taken so as to do away with the problem of vacant seats in the engineering colleges. In the present academic session 30 seats remain vacant in the departments and faculties of IIT Kharagpur.
There is no set policy which guides the growth in engineering colleges. So many steps have been taken to bring some order and logic to the growth and quality of technical education system. The market structure of India is undergoing rapid transformation which is increasing projection of technical manpower requirements as per the demands of the market.
Top 10 other Engineering Colleges
- Jadavpur University, Faculty of Engineering & Technology
- Mumbai University Institute of Chemical Technology
- College of Engineering, Anna University
- Delhi Technological University earlier known as DCE
- PEC University of Technology, Punjab University
- Netaji Subhas Institute of Technology, Delhi
- Bengal Engineering and Science University, Shibpur
- BITS Pilani
- College of Engineering, Trivandrum
- Model Engineering College, Thrikkakara
Top 10 Other Central Government/ State Government Funded Technical Institutes
- Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra, Ranchi
- Institute of Infrastructure, Technology, Research and Management, Ahmedabad
- National Institute of Electronics and Information Technology, Aurangabad, Maharashtra
- Indian Institute of Carpet Technology, Bhadohi
- Institute of Technology, Guru Ghasidas Vishwavidhyalaya, Bilaspur
- School of Planning & Architecture, Bhopal
- School of Planning & Architecture, New Delhi
- National Institute of Foundry & Forge Technology, Hatia, Ranchi
- Gurukula Kangri Vishwavidyalaya, Haridwar
- J.K. Institute of Applied Physics & Technology, Department of Electronics & Communication, University of Allahabad- Allahabad