Tuesday, 30 August 2016

Higher education in India: Issues and concerns

Dr A Charan Kumari
Associate Professor
Department of CSE & IT
The NorthCap University, Gurgaon

The phrase ‘Knowledge is Power’ is not new and will definitely not fade away from our minds. In this context, education is no more seen as a right only for the privileged few. Today societies and economies are moving towards ‘right to education for all’. Indian higher education system is one of the largest in the world. The Indian mind-set, with rising family incomes, is undergoing a sea-change. When it comes to education, parents/families are not thinking twice to give the best to their children. We always had the government educational institutions but the private ones have pitched-in extensively in recent times. Without the private players, India, with its rising population, would not have been able to cater to the growing needs of education. When we talk about the private players in the higher education sector, especially the committed ones are leaving no stone unturned to give their best.

Higher education plays a crucial role in preparing the students for their professional careers. The challenge is to groom the students with the right knowledge and skills required by the industry. The faculty members along with a learning environment contribute a lot towards this. Since the market and job demands are ever-changing, the challenges faced by the providers of higher education are also constantly changing. Understanding the challenges and gearing up accordingly is the need of the hour.

Keeping all these parameters in view, The NorthCap University, Gurgaon located in the National Capital Region stands as one of the best private universities in Delhi/NCR and Haryana. It has been declared as the Top Engineering College in Harayana and Delhi/NCR amongst the top 100 universities all India as a part of the ranking list announced under the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) by Union Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Government of India in 2016. With the university’s commitment and hard work to build the competency in Engineering, Management, Law and Sciences it has been ranked 17th among all the private universities in India, 4th in all private universities in North India and best & only private university in Haryana as well as Delhi/NCR in the NIRF ranking.

When it comes to quality measure, The NorthCap University has been recognised by National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC), Bar Council of India and accredited by Accreditation Service for International Colleges (ASIC, UK) and recognised as the Best e-Gov campus thereby proving itself to be as one of the top engineering colleges in Delhi/NCR. So abiding by all the parameters of quality the university strives hard to produce the quality engineers as professionals holding the competency to work efficiently in industries with a view to leave a footprint on the society. The NorthCap University, the leading private university in NCR, with a state-of-art infrastructure combined with excellent faculty has created a great learning environment. The curriculum and pedagogy undergoes a review as and when required. Students are groomed in a way that they walk out confidently bagging good job offers.

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