Prof Dr-Ing Anupam Kumar Singh*
Summary: Ethics and professional values are the most precious for professionals such as Engineers, Doctors, Lawyers, and Tax consultants. Since civilizations, India has been recognized for high ethical, professional and human values. However, after arrival of foreign rulers as well neo-rulers post-independence, there has been sharp decline and degradation in ethical and professional standards among Indian youths. The important reasons for degradation of ethical standards may be attributed to values in the university such as privatization of higher education system, delay in reinforcement of minimum technical education standards, easy access to large pool of information available through internet; values in the community such as excess exposure to social and digital media resources, declining human values among family and youths, limited mentoring support from family, and values in the world community such as over dependence on material wealth. The situation got further compounded as values in the world community got extremely high social recognition, and thus excessive increasing the market demand of professions such as engineers, doctors, managers, and lawyers. This article explores new possibilities and means for high professional values for technical education in India. The author suggests several possibilities to recover lost glory of Indian civilization, and establish once again modern Bharat based on high standards in human values and ethics, simplicity of living, and freedom of professional expression.
The Technical education landscape is changing rapidly due to establishment of large number of private universities and academic institutions in India during last 10-years. Indian higher education system needs massive expansion up to 1500 universities during next 5 years, in order to attain a gross enrolment ratio of 15% of the population, as desired by Government of India. In spite of last 6-decades of sustained efforts, India has just 160 central universities, 320 state universities, 210 private universities, and 12,800 technical institutions. The academic quality of these universities and institutions varies due to poor compliance of academic standards as laid down by regulatory agencies. Just one-third of universities and one-fifth of technical institutions in India have been accredited either by National Academic and Accreditation Council (NAAC) or National Board of Accreditation (NBA). Continue reading
Technology is changing at fast pace and is finding its place in daily lives, be it using GPS to reach destination, searching of a recipe, uploading your experiences of a tour, watching a movie, sharing photograph or viewing and trusting other’s experiences whom you do not know before buying a product. Education is also not untouched. Blended learning includes combining face-to-face instruction deliveries with computer-mediated teaching and learning. Question arises to what extent Technology can support engineering education in today’s scenario. Gone are the days when usage of technology in education meant usages of slides with bulleted points typed in them.
There are varieties of ways to embrace it in education. Avenues of collaborations are opened up at a wide scale with the advent of technologies. With technology, faculties and students have a variety of learning tools at their smart tops, be it laptop or smart phones. Abundant credible literature is available online in video as well as text format that can be utilized by both teachers and students. Faculties along with delivering content face to face also apprises of students about relevant resources on internet, video lectures of distinguished faculties and eminent scientists. In best universities in Jaipur, Quality presentations prepared by faculties with appropriate animations can make their job easier in explaining concepts. Learning Management Systems facilitates topic wise uploading of Lecture Materials, Detailed Tutorials, Practice Exercises and Supplements to understand the topic. Students after attending face-to-face class can browse the content multiple times at own pace and need. Students can also submit solutions to assignments online, where in faculties can keep track of dates of submission, put their comments and also demand revised submission, maintaining the track of revisions of assignment. Continue reading
Are we living in a “Connected World”? Yes, to some extent! One should not wonder after hearing such conversations. The technological advancements in recent times has made it possible that in today’s world wherever we go, whatever we do…we are connected! How has it become possible? With the advancement in the design and development of Information Technology (IT) content, Internet Protocol, Computing Hardware, Communication Devices (wired / wireless) etc. it has become possible to remain connected to our near and dear ones either being at home, in an office, in a supermarket, while traveling etc. Of course there is much to be done! The technology has become an integral part of our day-to-day life without which we would feel isolated. Recent progress in the Internet-of-Things (IoT) technology, whereby one can control certain devices even from remote locations could make our lives even more comfortable and improve the quality of life. But, there are numerous challenges associated with the companies operating in these sectors in terms of recruiting quality manpower (researchers, scientists, application developers, skilled technicians etc.).
Even though some declining trend has been noticed in the Information Technology sector (IT party is over. Now’s the time to reinvent or die, by Ravi Venkatesan, 31st May, Sunday Times, Times of India) a bright future looks still ahead for those who are mobile and web application developers, data scientists and engineers and not to be forgotten the cyber security experts. Furthermore, in the context of India, the Government of India’s (GOI) flagship program like “Digital India Project” would create over five crore jobs according to the Telecom Minister Ravishankar Prasad (12th June, 2015 address to students at Shri Ram College of Commerce, New Delhi). This indicates that we need to create manpower in the above mentioned areas to meet the challenges of future. Continue reading
What makes Engineering Institute as ‘Best Engineering Institute’? Is it only excellent placement data or only passing percentage of Engineering graduates? In previous years, most of the Engineering aspirants used to judge the Engineering Institute based on its placement history. Now days, the focus is shifted from placements to sustainable placements or recruiters’ feedback. In this way, alumni are playing a very important role at this stage. The question arise that Why? and How? Alumni are the brand ambassadors of any educational Institute and if excellent feedback by corporate world creates a sustainable industry interface with such Institution. Those successful alumni also share very positive feedback of an Institute. Alumni performance at the company is affected by several factors in which the major factor is the skills that they had adapted during their studies.
As per an article published in Business Today recently and as per reports published in various newspapers reveal that only about 30 per cent graduates in India are job worthy. In case of Engineering graduates it is reported that their employability worth lies somewhere between 20 to 25 per cent. Many academicians feel it could be still lower. It is therefore important to dwell upon the possible reasons which cause low employability of Indian graduates in general and Engineering graduates in particular. The international ranking of higher education Institutions in India and their failure to enter the list of top 200 Institutions of the world, and the low employability of Indian graduates has started all across the country. This is due to the theoretical nature of course curriculum at B. Tech level. The Institutes claims about most updated curricula, excellent laboratories, etc. but as per the reports, the focus on providing quality education is lost and the need has been realized to look into this issue seriously.
Higher Education sector has witnessed a tremendous increase in the number of Universities/University level Institutions & Colleges since Independence. The number of Universities has increased 34 times from 20 in 1950 to 677 in 2014. More specifically if we talk about technical institutions, their number has gone up from 1,511 colleges in 2006-07 to an astoundingly high 3,345 in 2014-15.
India now ranks second after China in terms of enrolment of students. The government has set a target to achieve a Gross Enrolment Ratio (GER) of 30% by 2020. But, the question arises, that is it sufficient to increase the number only?
It is true, that given with scale and complexity of the higher education challenges, the government on its own cannot single-handedly tackle all the issues but at the same time we all have to accept that majority of private technical institutions in India are Lacking in infrastructure, sufficient laboratory equipment, trained faculty, Research & Development, industry oriented curricula and theory- practical balance. They are producing large number of graduates with technical degrees but with no technical skills and who is not industry deployable. Continue reading
Mr Manish Gupta* from Pratap Nagar Jaipur wanted to get her daughter admitted in an undergraduate program in one of the best Engineering Colleges in Jaipur. Ms Shreya Gupta* studied in one of the best CBSE schools in the Mansarovar area in Jaipur city and achieved A1 grade in recently concluded 10+2 exams. Although Jaipur is emerging as the top choice for engineering aspirants due to existence of prestigious institutions such as MNIT Jaipur, LNM-IIT Jaipur, and JK Lakshmipat University Jaipur, in addition to several other Universities. As Rajasthan Pre-Engineering Test (RPET) will not be held this year, it is becoming even more challenging to choose right engineering college. Like Mr Manish Gupta, there are several parents and students seeking possibility of admission for their wards. Are you interested to study engineering and technology program in Jaipur? Or are you looking for a value based engineering college in Rajasthan? If yes then, how to choose a best engineering college in Rajasthan or best engineering college in Jaipur? It has been observed that our choices are often based on what others are choosing and not what we like? Or what we wish to become in future? Or what excites us as an individual? Or where I want to reach professionally in industry after 10-years or 20-years?
So the question remains, how to choose the best institute of engineering and technology (IET)? Actually, one may consider the ranking of an IET or University given by an independent agency. However, the anonymousness, exhaustiveness, and transparency of these accreditation agencies remains questionable.
“Speech is Silver but Silence is Golden,” so says an admirable and profound adage of the past, the type of which we would like to preserve and follow till eternity. However, given the demanding exigencies of the professional world such as JK tyre & Industries, JK Lakshmi Cement following an adage such as this will only spell doom for a professional. It is so because most of the time spent by a professional today is devoted to the task of reading, writing, speaking and listening. In fact, the recent researches suggest that about 70 to 80% time of a professional is spent in attending and conducting meetings, making presentations, writing professional reports, writing official emails, interacting with other officials, addressing fellow professionals in public speaking situations, and so on an so forth.
Despite its crucial inevitability in professional world, thousands of Indian students studying in Top Universities, Best Engineering Colleges and Institutes of higher Learning in India find themselves ill equipped when it comes to carrying out communication related tasks effectively in their day-to-day professional world. It is ironical to observe that in spite of the staggering proliferation of ‘English medium schools’ all over the country, the fear of English continues to haunt thousands of students pursuing their UG and PG programs in Engineering and Management. Some of the best India students in Engineering develop cold feet when it comes to making a presentation, participating in a group discussion, making an impromptu speech, or appearing at a job interview. What adds to the tragedy is the lack of attention that best academic institutes of higher education pay in providing adequate training in developing and improving the English communication skills of their students?
Education leads from darkness of illiteracy to brightness of intellect. Education is the right of a human being in the world which is required to develop all of their attributes and skills to achieve their potential as human beings and members of society. In all aspects of the surrounding education community, the focus is on learning which strengthens the capabilities of human being to act progressively on their own behalf through the acquisition of relevant knowledge, useful skills and appropriate attitudes; and which creates emotions of safety, security and healthy interaction in the human. Best universities in Rajasthan like JK Lakshmipat University help learners develop creatively and emotionally and acquire the skills, knowledge, values and attitudes necessary for responsible, active and productive citizenship. How well education achieves these outcomes is important to those who use it. Modern curriculum, teaching, and fair assessment have an important role to inculcate the quality education in learners.
Curriculum is a systematic and intended packaging of competencies (i.e. knowledge, skills and attitudes that are underpinned by values) that learners should acquire through organized learning experiences both in formal and non-formal settings. A noble curriculum plays an important role to the development of thinking skills and the acquisition of relevant knowledge that learners need to apply in the context of their studies, daily life and careers. The curriculum which is to be offered to the students has to be developed by a team consisting renowned academicians and industry inputs so that curriculum can be prepared based on latest requirement of the industries/market. The curriculum should comprise three major components in a justified proportion i.e. theory, practical and projects for acquiring conceptual knowledge & understanding, practice and development the skills in students. Seeing the various contemporary issues and challenges emerging in the field of modern education, interdisciplinary courses should be incorporated in the curriculum for the overall development of the student.
Human beings are the critical input of any endeavor, the potential of humans are unlimited and the unique creation of God is our human brains. Education system is the nursery of training the brains to think, analyze and solve the problems. In turn transforming human beings into non replaceable capital and recently we call it HUMAN Capital. Best universities in Rajasthan, such as JK Lakshmipat University has been indulge continuously in such processes since its inception.
Humans in organizations have been referred as the resources; off late humans have become capitals in the organizations. This transformation from resource to capital is a significant paradigm shift.
Today India is one of the fastest growing economies of the world. The MAKE IN INDIA campaign is a leading national program, designed to facilitate investment, foster innovation, enhance skill development, protect intellectual property and build best-in-class manufacturing infrastructure, probably the best time India and top management colleges in Rajasthan could have thought of initiating a program like this.
JK Lakshmipat University (JKLU) was established in Jaipur, the capital city of Rajasthan, in the year 2011 to give students the cutting-edge of holistic learning and to develop promising youngsters into leaders of tomorrow with globally relevant, future-ready and actionable intelligence. The University has excellent infrastructure, a proper mix of experienced, young and dynamic faculty, and a strong focus on placements for building technocrats and leaders of tomorrow.
According to Prime Time Research Media Private Limited JKLU was awarded as Best Private University in Rajasthan under the ‘Global Education Excellence Awards 2013’. And also declared the Best Emerging Private University in North India by One Planet Research under the ‘Education Excellence Awards 2013.Rajasthan productivity council presented ‘Productivity Excellence Award’ to JKLU by Smt Margaret Alva, Hon’ble Governor of Rajasthan state
The faculty recruitment process makes the JKLU best technical institute in Rajasthan. Here the Faculties are from the best known institutes from India like IITs, NITs and other premier Institutes. Here in JK Lakshmipat University, we offer degree programs for BTech, MTech and PhD in Electronics & Communication Branch with various other engineering disciplines.