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Thursday, May 05, 2005

Oh, B.E. is it???

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Is this the way, we want our future Engg. grads to be questioned? No, not at all. But the current trend seem to be that way.

Anna University has come out with its ratings of the Private Engineering Colleges in Tamilnadu (awesome 227 nos.) The list given below has only 100 plus, since beyond which it is not worth to mention with their pass out rates being less than 50%. Anyhow, this is a good list for aspiring Engineering students... who would like to try these in the coming academic year.

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Sri Venkateswara College, Jeppiar College etc are included in the top list...If you notice, Actor Vijaykanth's privately owned "Sri Andaal Alagar" college stands at 109th place with 48.44% pass out rate.

This makes me to wonder as to whether the education system has to be streamlined, further. Just because we need more educated guys out there in the market, is there any need to grant permission to many professional colleges like this?

In my personal perception, granting of permission to so many colleges, had made this professional course to loose its charm. A decade back, when you ask someone "What is your son doing?", the parents used to beam and tell proudly that he is doing "Engg". The recepient of this answer may keep this in his mind, to motivate his son or daughter. But the opening up of the industry has allowed the growth of Private colleges like mushrooms, affecting the quality finally. (Now the recepient of a similar answer may not even motivate his son / daughter..since he definitely knows that he can get it somewhere or the other).

I know guys who had passed out of some private Engg colleges (from a southern village) after spending 3 lac Rs., and just employed somewhere as lecturers / code writers. This is merely due to lack of quality in most of these colleges. Few years ago, guys who hv money used to build a Marriage hall and earn money. Now it is the trend of buidling Engg. colleges and earning money. This has resulted in inadequate qualified teachers and ultimately poorly qualified graduates.

I am not against the policy of more educational institutions to meet the growth in the population. And I am not saying outright, that the students coming out of these colleges won't succeed. The cream students are succeeding in the life in a big way, with some higher graduation. Nowadays, a mere B.E. is not an attractive proposal for growth in the career. This degree may be suffice just to mention in the visiting cards (of the heirs of businessmen) and Marriage invitations :-) :-) :-)

If the premier Universities take care of these aspects, before granting permissions, it would be good for the growth of the industry. Then only, we can have more (privately managed) institutes like BIM with a good name in the job market. Otherwise, in future we can see many B.E. grads running their own businesses unrelated to their studies. (I hv observed this trend in some quarters already).

BTW... hv they stopped granting permissions or are there anymore new institutes on the cards??

You can check out for the Part-II of this post here..

4 Comments:

Blogger Kaps said...

Very relevant post bcoz this is peak time as far as Engineering Education is concerned. Most of the private institutions are merely there to rake in the money, they are not bothered about providing quality education. They don't have qualified professors or infrastructure to run such institutions. In the last few years, anybody with a minimum pass mark and the necessary financial backing can register for an Engineering degree from any of these private institutions.....I hvn't heard of more than half the names in the list. Even last year, lot of engineering colleges had lot of empty seats - bcoz there weren't much takers. Degrees from such shady institutions are not recognized either in the job market or in the higher education market. Last heard that US universities have derecognized lot of TN engineering colleges including Annamalai University, which was quite popular with people of the earlier generation.

Thursday, May 05, 2005 8:53:00 AM  
Blogger Ram.C said...

In Singapore, the immigration authorities used to hv a soft corner for Annamalai University graduates. They used to get Employment Pass, Permanent Resident status with much ease than other university grads.

I think it has changed now, here also.

Thursday, May 05, 2005 8:57:00 AM  
Blogger Adaengappa !! said...

Though the top of the cream Engg grads come to US for higher studies or settle in good s/w companies,those with mediocre skills just settles for an average job..Few of my friends are here in US, yet others still searching for placements back home..I wish they settle sooner.

Btw,am not a Engg or Mgmt grad !

Thursday, May 05, 2005 2:27:00 PM  
Blogger Twin-Gemini said...

Last time when I went to Madras, I went to my college on the way back from Tirupati and found atleast 4-5 new colleges in the Madras-Bangalore highway.

Coming to the US for a job or higher studies doesnt really need too much brains. I think, it's just a matter of luck and/or fate. I know of many people both from my work and from my MS days who wouldnt have been here but for some miracle in their life. But yes, it is quite sad to learn about the huge number of engg. colleges that are there in Madras nowadays. When I first heard the names of the colleges that my cousins were studying at, I was surprised if such a college even existed. If we go any further, we might beat Bangalore in the number of Engg. colleges per street.

Thursday, May 05, 2005 8:22:00 PM  

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