Thursday, October 14, 2010

IITians to stamp their brand on varsities

In a first effort of its kind, alumni from Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs), who are heads and professors in 40 technical institutes, including Thapar University and PEC University of Technology, will meet on Thursday to decide measures to strengthen the technical higher education system in the region.

"As educators who are products of IITs, we want to see how certain things that constitute brand IIT, can be inducted into our curriculum," explained Rajneesh Arora, a graduate of IIT-Delhi and Vice-Chancellor of Punjab Technical University.

They will devise a plan to improve the education system as well as infrastructure and teaching skills. "The quality of technical teachers in Punjab is lower than those in the IITs. Many don't have the kind of knowledge required to teach a subject, nor are there requisite laboratories for students," said Ravinder K. Sehgal, HOD of Computer Science in Jasdev Singh Sandhu Institute of Engineering and Technology. "Unlike IITs, the smaller technical universities in Punjab lack an industry-institute linkage. This system needs to be created to give our students work experience in the industry," said Kuldip Singh Sayan, Principal of Continental Institute of Engineering and Technology. "We need to make sure that technical courses are taught in the local language to make it easier for students," said Arora.

Source: The Times of India, October 14, 2010
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