This book addresses three major concerns about higher technical education in India and offers solutions and implementation strategies. Firstly, how to impart education and learning to the 21st century internet savvy generation that is different in several ways? A new paradigm and pedagogy is needed to deal with them effectively. Secondly, with 180 million people between the ages of 18 and 25, how do we effectively provide for the immense demand of engineering and/or technology education in India? Finally, how to recruit and retain quality faculty, against stiff competition from other institutes including IITs?
The recommendations provided in this book come from a holistic perspective of the author, balancing pragmatism and vision, that he has gained over four decades of experience.
By interrogating the status quo of the technical education scenario of India, especially in light of the dynamism of the 21st century, the book is meant to serve as a point of reflection for all the stakeholders in this ecosystem.