Quality of Technical Education B.R.Senthil kumar1, Dr.M.Thiagarajan2, Dr.P.Maniiarasan1, J. Prasanth1, G.Abilesh1 1Nehru institute of Engineering and Technology, Coimbatore (INDIA) 2Sri Ranganathar institute of Engineering and Technology, Coimbatore (INDIA) [email protected] Developing Country A developing country, also known as a less-developed country (LDC),is a nation with a low living standard, undeveloped industrial base, and Low Human Development Index(HDI) relative to other countries Development entails a modern infrastructure (both physical and institutional) Qualities of a developing country Increasing phase in GDP per capita Ability of self-production Good economic stability Factors affecting developing countries • Rapid growth in population • Increase in poverty • Lack of industries which leads to increase in foreign investment Higher education in developing countries The wealth or poverty of nations depends greatly on the quality of higher education. More balanced approach to education at all levels is needed. It cannot guarantee rapid economic development, but sustained progress is impossible without it. Role of students Should be dedicated and have enthusiasm to get educated. Should make use of resources available. Should have a clear understanding of their purpose of attaining higher education. Confidence in choice of courses Should be more interactive in class to get more knowledge Students as Active Partners in HEIs Applicant Higher Education Institutions (1) Higher Education Institutions Student as Active Partner (2) Part (1) of the figure describes the pre-enrolment phase when both the student and the HEI exchange information and use screening and signalling mechanisms. Part (2) shows the constellation between student and his HEI in the Active Partner paradigm after the student’s enrolment, i.e. during and after studying. The student has become part of his or her university, and has at the same time re-shaped it Role of faculties Should be self-disciplined and well dignified Guide the students in a right way to reach their destiny Should know their subject deeply and periodical knowledge updating is necessary Should handle a friendly approach to the students, to make them more interactive in the class Role of institutions and industries Institutions should focus on industry-based research programs. Institutions should utilize the available time by conducting training programs, workshops, seminars, etc., Industries can concentrate on educational institutions and offer the students industrial research and development projects, during their final year. Vital roles to be played by the Institutions Providing generic science and engineering graduates Relevant education in emerging technical fields Relevant advanced research training (masters and PhDs) Lack of things, to be noted by the Institutions Attract and retain high quality faculty Selecting/screening high calibre individuals Knowledge creation: relevant fundamental research To experiment this type of educational system, both educational institutions and industries should function in combination. And students’ co-operation is also necessarily important. Altogether, the final result is improvement in quality of technical education, which helps the students to get employed in large numbers. More employment leads to industrial expansion, and industrial expansion leads to self production. And self production leads development with high economical stability. ultimate Conclusion Improvement in Quality of Technical Education promotes income growth and leads to increase in GDP per capita. It contributes to labour productivity, entrepreneurial energy, and quality of life. When scientists in developing countries are inspired to define and address local problems, they are likely to contribute to appropriate solutions in vital areas. An accessible higher education system offering a wide range of quality options for study is a major achievement, in today’s developing countries. Thank You!!