Amid the present disaster amongst engineering faculties together with poor admissions, Anna College vice-chancellor M Okay Surappa in an interview to Ragu Raman speaks on the explanations and the way in which ahead. Excerpts
Q: Greater than 15% of technical establishments shut prior to now three years in TN. What’s the major cause for this?
The closure of engineering establishments is occurring not solely in Tamil Nadu, however throughout the nation due to poor admissions.
Q: What are the explanations for the dip in admissions prior to now few years?
It’s as a result of faculties have been admitting too many college students in engineering programmes and producing too many engineering graduates past the wants of the society and carrying capability of the nation. The standard of engineering training supplied in lots of faculties is unhealthy as a result of poor infrastructure and lack of college members. Aside from companies sector, manufacturing and development usually are not doing properly.
Q: What do engineering faculties within the state lack?
From my expertise at Anna College, many faculties lack good school. Prior to now, faculties have proven the identical school members in numerous faculties, library books have been borrowed and instantaneous libraries arrange for inspection. Faculties should acquire the respect of affiliating our bodies like college and AICTE, not suspicion.
Q: You introduced in consultants from IIT, NIT and IISc to examine engineering faculties. Has it improved high quality?
School members from these establishments have seen higher techniques and infrastructure. They have been in a position to carry higher benchmarks whereas inspecting faculties. It has actually helped in enhancing requirements.
Q: TN nonetheless has the best variety of engineering faculties within the nation. What does the long run maintain?
We have to make sure the survival and relevance of engineering faculties which have already began. They need to reconfigure themselves in the direction of rising applied sciences to remain related. Engineering faculties should adapt to offer diplomas and certificates programmes to talent college students in rising areas relatively than struggling and producing poor high quality engineers.
Q:Non-public faculties and deemed universities search particular support for Covid-19. What’s your view?
If a great academic establishment is struggling due to this drawback, I feel the federal government ought to assist.