All India Council for Technical Education i.e. AICTE will now be setting benchmarks for engineering colleges. The All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) is the statutory body and a national-level council for technical education, under Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Human Resource Development since 1945.
The Benchmarks set up by AICTE will assist and prepare the passing out Students for Industry readiness. The AICTE body will have the authority to choose the colleges with best industries tie ups and will highlight and praise their achievements to set an example of quality for other institutions to follow. AICTE has tied up with the Confederation of Indian industry (CII) to conduct a survey and as an outcome will award the institution with the max. Industrial Tie-ups and also will praise the Faculty members for promoting and maintaing these tie-ups.
As per the statement given by Tushar Garg of the CII’s higher education department-” Often industry representative tells us that colleges don’t prepare students well enough to face the work-place , while the institutions say the industry does not give them the required inputs. This survey will map the current scenario in India and create benchmarks for engineering colleges to follow“.
The ranking will be based on eight key parameters that will help in choosing the top 50 colleges. These Parameters includes:
- faculty Infrastructure
The weightage will be gained by the colleges with the highest no. of projects specially based on research, technology transfer to industry, and the no. of students recruited through Campus Placement. Three institutions will be awarded the title of Best Engineering Institutions, Six awards for each Engineering disciple and 18 awards for the best engineering Faculty.
This will not only improve the quality of Education but will also help to raise the educational standards of Institutions by creating a competitive environment to come in the best 50 colleges.