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The two of the main branches of knowledge—
Management and Engineering—have emerged
as the most important branches which are not only
necessary for the sound foundation of economy,
but also as the foundation of sound systems
of knowledge that open a door of opportunity
for the aspiring millions of Indians.
the business. It prepaxes the student by working on assignments, presentations, meticulous training that gives crucial capabilities required to manage real-life business situations. These days, companies seek a Management degree or diploma as an essential qualification rather than a desirable attribute. This is the notable requirement for the consulting and finance companies. According to the results of important surveys, there has been an increase in number of finance directors with MBAs. The requirement of hiring a Management degree or diploma holder is not limited to just finance and consulting sector, but there are several other sectors which are equally under the influence of Business specialisation. Management education has also influenced non-profit sectors like local government, charities, civil services, law, education and even management of places of worship. The latest trend that has appeared in the popularity of dotcoms and entrepreneurship is the brainchild of business specialisation (a degree or a diploma).
As we have already discussed, since only 18 percent of India’s university-age population is enrolled in institutions of higher education, there is a vast scope for private players to run technical institutes. Though many institutes come into existence every year, all of them do not have the infrastructure needed to impart world-class education. But some of them are even better than many Government-aided and autonomous institutes. They belie the general perception that private institutes are established only with a view to making money. Their alumni are always treated on a par with those of any institute of global standing—both in terms of training and information. The placement records of some private institutes speak volumes about the education they impart. They have established those technical institutes as brands on equal footing with IITs and IIMs.
Now, a bird’s-eye view of India’s education area makes it quite clear that all the Government-funded and autonomous institutions like IITs, NITs and IIMs cannot cater to India’s 12-crore-strong university-age population. In 1995, the
Government of India introduced in Parliament a Bill to make room for foreign universities to operate in the country. The Foreign Education Providers Bill succeeds the 1995 Bill that had been languishing for over two decades in Parliament. Faced with delays in enacting the law allowing foreign universities to set up base in the country, the Human Resource Development Ministry decided in September 2013 to take the executive order route to open the doors for the top 400 institutions to set up campuses in the country and award degrees, giving Indian students the opportunity to study in global institutions without leaving home or spending a fortune in dollars. The proposed UGC (Establishment & Operation of Campuses of Foreign Educational Institutions) Rules required that foreign education providers set up the India campuses as not-for-profit companies, that is companies set up under Section 25 of the old Companies Act (Section 8 of the new one). The proposal had the support of the Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion and the Department of Economic Affairs. However, the regulations were never issued with the Government’s legislative department failing to notify them. Mired in scandals and controversies, India has been unable to respond positively to the need of infrastructure needed to facilitate opening of more and more institutions like IITs, IIMs and NITs. This situation has led to the mushrooming of private technical institutions. Though majority of such institutions aim only at misleading the aspiring youth and making money, some are really as good as premier institutes in all respects.
After years of lobbying for autonomous status for IIMs, finally a legislation is underway which will empower the 19 IIMs to award degrees to students instead of diplomas. Unlike the IITs, which are governed by their own Act of Parliament, the IIMs are run by registered societies and therefore, award postgraduate diplomas at the end of their two-year programmes instead of an MBA. The proposed legislations will make the IIMs institutes of national importance and confer degree granting powers. The Bill, when passed, will mainly benefit graduates applying abroad for research opportunities.
India has a tremendous opportunity, an opportunity provided by a unique combination of the huge availability of talent in student numbers with an education system that—with all its problems—has demonstrated its ability to respond effectively to market demand, a strong social propensity to invest in education at great personal cost, and an abundance of the political and intellectual freedom in which academic enquiry can thrive. And thus the opportunity must not be lost in focusing on higher education investment on building the leading centres of excellence that will produce the country’s intellectuals in the future.
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