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Technical Education in India

  • Published: June 2011
  • Region: India
  • 224 Pages
  • Cygnus Research

India flaunts its excellence in the technical education. Technical education market was estimated at Rs.53 billion in 2010-11 and is expected to reach Rs.63 billion in 2011-12, reflecting a growth of 20%.

Technical Education plays a critical role in human resource development of the nation by creating skilled manpower, enhancing industrial productivity and improving the quality of life.

As per Nasscom, the Indian IT industry will require around 7.5 million engineers in the next 10 years so as to retain its competitive edge. All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE) has approved total 2872 Engineering Institution in 2009-2010.Cygnus has estimated that the total number of seats in engineering institutions is expected to cross 1.91 million by 2012-13.

Given the fact that the demand for technical manpower is on the rise, Cygnus brings out a comprehensive report on technical education in India; detailing the academic qualification framework, statutory bodies, types of technical education providers, private participation. Major technical institutes have been profiled briefly in the report. The report has thirteen chapters and discusses all the pertinent aspects READ MORE >

Executive Summary
Highlights
1. Technical Education in India – An Overview
1.1 Academic Qualification Framework in Technical Education
1.2 Statutory Bodies in Technical Education
1.3 Types of Technical Education Providers
1.4 Modes of Delivery of Technical Education
1.5 Research / Consulting Activities in Technical Institutes
1.6 Private Participation in Technical Education
1.7 Technical Education and its Funding
1.8 Financing Available for Students
1.9 Major Technical Education Hubs
1.10 Demand for Technical Manpower in India
2. Quality Accreditation – National & Foreign Bodies
2.1 NAAC
2.2 NBA
2.3 Global Accreditation (ABET)
3. Major Technical Institutes & Business Models
3.1 Leading Government (Central) Funded Technical Institutions
3.2 Leading Private / Group Technical Institutes
3.3 Polytechnics
3.4 Industrial Training Institutes (ITIs)
3.5 Business Models of Private Technical Institutions
4. Common entrance tests for technical institutes
5. Growth Drivers
5.1 Rapid Industrial / Economic Growth
5.2 Increasing Awareness of Technical Education
5.3 Availability of Education Loans
5.4 Government / Private Investments in Technical Education
5.5 Collaboration of Foreign Universities & Institutes in India
5.6 IT Skills in Demand
6. Issues & Challenges
6.1 Expanding Technical Education
6.2 Assuring Quality of Technical Education
6.3 Providing access and Affordability
6.4 Curriculum development
6.5 Addressing the Shortage of Qualified Faculty
6.6 Facilitating Modernization
6.7 Promoting R&D and Innovation
6.8 Networking of Institutions
6.9 Proliferation of Institutions
6.10 The Accreditation Shortfall
6.11 Facilitating inclusion of disadvantaged groups / areas / sections of society /states and reducing imbalances
8. Placements in Technical Education
8.1 Placement Scenario in Technical Education
8.2 Engineering Placements
8.3 Recent Trends in Placements
9. Critical Success Factors
9.1 Identification of suitable location and availability of land
9.2 Institutional Policy
9.3 Appropriate technology infrastructure
9.4 Research & Development
9.5 Qualified, experienced staff and faculty
9.6 Selection of students
9.7 Curriculum Design
9.8 Industrial Collaborations / Placement Services
9.9 Foreign Collaborations
9.10 Quality Certification
9.11 Strong Marketing & Promotional Planning
10. Collaborations with Foreign Universities
10.1 Technical Institutes in Foreign Collaboration
10.2 Models of Collaboration
10.3 Foreign Universities Coming to India – Issues and Challenges
10.4 AICTE Regulations for Entry and Operation of Foreign Universities in India imparting technical education
11. Students going abroad
12. Establishment of New Technical Institution
13. Outlook
Annexure 1
Annexure 2
Annexure 3
Annexure 4
Annexure 5
Annexure 6
Annexure 7

LIST OF TABLES
Table 1.1: List of Technical Courses Offered through Distance Mode by Various
Table 1.2: Heads of Expenditure on Education for The Year 2011-12 (Rs billion)
Table 1.3: Types of Aid and Major Donors
Table 1.4: Outstanding Credit for Education of Scheduled Commercial Banks as on 31 March
Table 1.5: Criteria for Student Loan
Table 2.1: List of NBA Accredited Programmes from January 2009 Onwards
Table 3.1: List of IITs, their years of establishment and Student intake in 2011
Table 3.2: List of IIITs
Table 3.3: Educational Programs Offered by NIFFT
Table 3.4: Programs Offered by SPA at Various Levels
Table 3.5: Programs Offered by DIAT at Various Levels
Table 3.6: College of Engineering - Anna University, Chennai
Table 3.7: Institute of Technology, Banaras Hindu University
Table 3.8: Indian School of Mines University, Dhanbad
Table 3.9: Jadavpur University, Faculty of Engg & Tech., Kolkata
Table 3.10: Veermata Jijabai Technological Institute, Mumbai
Table 3.11: Bengal Engineering and Science University, Shibpur
Table 3.12: College of Engineering, Pune
Table 3.13: Birla Institute of Technology & Sciences – Pilani
Table 3.14: PSG College of Technology – Coimbatore
Table 3.15: Birla Institute of Technology – Mesra, Ranchi, India
Table 3.16: Thapar University, Patiala
Table 3.17: VIT University, Vellore
Table 3.18: Manipal Institute of Technology, Manipal
Table 3.19: Dhirubhai Ambani Institute of Information & Communications Technology, Gandhinagar
Table 4.1: Common Entrance Tests and the Eligibility Norms for Admission into Various Technical Programs in India
Table 5.1: Financial Allocation Made by Government for Setting Up of New Technical Universities in India (2008-2009)
Table 8.1: Placement Procedures at IITs
Table 8.2: Placement data of Thapar University, Patiala
Table 8.3: Percent of Placements
Table 8.4: Salaries Offered (CTC in lacs / annum)
Table 8.5: Salaries Offered (Rs. lacs / annum)
Table 8.6: Department wise Total Placements in 2008-09
Table 8.7: Placement Position of 2009 as on 13-04-2009
Table 8.8: Placement Record Indian School of Mines University
Table 8.9: Placement Trends at VIT
Table 9.1: AICTE Norms for Land requirement and Building Space for Technical Institution
Table 10.1: List of AICTE approved Institutions Running Technical Programme with Foreign Collaboration
Table 10.2: List of Institutions Running Technical Programme with Foreign Collaboration without AICTE Approval
Tale 12.1: List of clearances required for the project
Table 12.2: Documents required for the establishment of New degree level technical institutions (Pharmacy/Hotel Management & Catering Technology/Architecture /Applied Arts & Crafts/MBA/MCA) and Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM)
Table 12.3: Important Links
Table 13.1: Growth of Seats in different Programs in Technical Institutions

LIST OF FIGURES
Figure 1.1: Region wise Number of Engineering Institutes Approved by AICTE in India in 2009-2010
Figure 1.8: Outstanding Credit for Education of Scheduled Commercial Banks as on 31 March
Figure 8.1: Sector-wise distribution of final placements
Figure 8.2: Sector wise Recruiters 2010-11
Figure 8.2: Sector wise Recruiters 2010-11
Figure 13.1: Expenditure on Technical Education
Figure 13.2: Outstanding Credit for Education of Scheduled Commercial Banks

The Indian Education system is the second largest in the world after USA. The Technical education market in India was estimated at Rs.53 billion in 2010-11 and is expected to reach Rs.63 billion in 2011-12, reflecting a growth of 20%. Currently India spends around 5% of average household income on education, which is slated to grow at a CAGR of 10% over the next few years. Also, Government of India (GoI) is upbeat to raise the bar of quality and standards, hence it has allocated Rs.820 billion for higher education in budget 2011-12, which reflects a significant increase of 24% over 2010- 11.

Globally, there is a shortage of skilled engineers and India, with its large young population has the opportunity to position itself as a quality source of skilled manpower for the world. As per Nasscom, the Indian IT industry will require around 7.5 million engineers in the next 10 years so as to retain its competitive edge. The total number of engineering seats in the country was more than 1.3 million as on 31st March 2011. An increase of over 250,000 seats has been reported in the year 2010-11. As per Cygnus estimates, the total number of seats in engineering institutions is expected to cross 1.9 million by 2012-13.

Given the fact that the demand for technical manpower is on the rise, Cygnus brings out a comprehensive report on technical education in India; detailing the academic qualification framework, statutory bodies, types of technical education providers, private participation. Major technical institutes have been profiled briefly in the report. The report has thirteen chapters and discusses all the pertinent aspects related to technical education in India.

The report will be useful for Corporate and Entrepreneurs who are looking to invest in the technical education sector. Educationists, research scholars and private engineering schools may find it useful to assess the emerging scenario. Aspiring students get a glimpse on the present technical education infrastructure and financial institutes/banks offering education loan.

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