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2016 has been a busy and exciting year in the education world and let us look into the major events that gave us hopes and despair. In the beginning of this year, Union Budget instigated mixed reactions in the education sector. Well, many people appreciated the efforts from the Finance Ministry to allocate Rs 72,394 crore in the education budge compared to Rs 68,963 crore allocated in the last year, for a large chunk of experts in the field, the Finance Minister's budget speech sounded more like a manifesto than budget. Although, it was an absolute delight to find education being listed among the "9 Pillars" of this year's budget, the budgetary allocation failed to create an image of education as one of the top priorities of this government. One example was the allocation of Rs. 1804...

Engineering College of the Year 2016
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Management Education - Need For Innovation

Prof. Arya Kumar, Director, Lal Bahadur Shastri Institute of Management, New Delhi

Training and Talent Development for Engineering Students

Prof. Gurucharan Singh, Dean – Corporate Affairs, HR & Training, BGS Group of Technical Institutions

Dynamics of Youth Population and Expenditure on Education in India

Dr. Joydeep Goswami, Dean of examination, JIMS

Liberal Arts Education in India: The Past, Present and the Future

Mimi Roy, Assistant Professor, Jindal School of Liberal Arts and Humanities

Diminishing Gender Gap in Higher Education: A Silent Revolution

Dr. Tanuj Nandan, Associate Professor and Head, Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology

Professional Public Educational Policy Making in India

Dr. Veera Gupta, Associate Professor, National University of Educational Planning and Administration (NUEPA)

Engineering College of the Year 2016

With several engineering colleges imparting undergraduate and graduate courses in engineering, applied engineering and sciences, India is one of the largest producers of engineers in the world. The number of engineering colleges has gone up from 3,345 in 2014-15 to an astounding number of 7080 in 2016. 

With the increase in the number of engineering graduates, the question arises about their employability skills. From the thousands passing out of these colleges, merely 18 to 20 percent are actually employable and the real problem lies with the education system prevailing in these institutions. In 2015, over 1, 50,000 engineering students completed their graduation and among them hardly a few were employable. The emphasis on the quantity rather than the quality, theoretical studies and the traditional and obsolete strategies followed by the colleges are the main reason behind the lack of employability skills. The institutions and employers need to work together to make changes to the curriculum so that it meets the industrial requirements. With a focus on quality and a practical oriented teaching learning methodology along with the effective use of technology and involvement of professionals and experienced engineers can bring about a real change in the quality of the engineering graduates.

Presently, the world is in need for well-equipped, talented graduates with the right attitude. Realizing the need for the young engineering talents, the colleges are implementing more industry connect curriculum. Amidst of these discussions, Higher Education Review brings to you 'Engineering College of the year 2016', an yearly practice that we have been doing since the inception to find the best performers among the technical institutes in the country. The colleges are categorized based on the infrastructural facilities, faculty strength, industry interaction, innovative programs and research. In the next few pages, we come up with some of the top engineering colleges across the country selected by our panel as 'Engineering College of the Year 2016'.

Institution Name

Location

Description

Adi Shankara Institute of Engineering and Technology Kerala Moulding Socially Committed and Morally Elevated Engineers
Amrita University Coimbatore Amrita University
B.L.D.E.A's V.P. Dr. P.G. Halakatti College of Engineering and Technology Karnataka B.L.D.E.A's V.P. Dr. P.G. Halakatti College of Engineering and Technology
BGS Group of Technical Institutions Karnataka BGS Group of Technical Institutions
Cambridge Institute of Technology Bangalore Cambridge Institute of Technology
Chaitanya Bharathi Institute of Technology Hyderabad, Chaitanya Bharathi Institute of Technology
Chennai Institute of Technology Chennai, Chennai Institute of Technology
EGS Pillay Engineering College Tamiladu Moulding Socially Committed and Morally Elevated Engineers
Karpaga Vinayaga College of Engineering and Technology Tamilnadu Stimulating the Quest for Knowledge
Lovely Professional University Punjab Where the World Looks for Leadership
M. Kumarasamy College of Engineering Thalavapalayam, Tamil Nadu Inspiring the Future Engineers
Malla Reddy Engineering College Hyderabad Creating a Space in the Corporate World
MS Engineering College Bengaluru, Karnataka Making a Difference in the Technical Education
Pravara Rural Engineering College Loni,Maharastra Pravara Rural Engineering College
Prof. Ram Meghe Institute of Technology & Research Maharastra Encouraging Aura of Techno-Synergy
PSG Institute of Technology and Applied Research Tamilnadu Continuing the Rich Legacy of Education
Rajalakshmi Engineering College Tamilnadu Producing Skilled and Employable Professionals
RMK College of Engineering and Technology Tamilnadu Nurturing Path Breaking Engineers
RNS Institute of Technology Karnataka To Excel in the Engineering Career
RV College of Engineering Bangalore Rooting Experiential Excellence in Learning
Sanjivani College of Engineering Maharastra Uplifting the Rural Masses
SDM Institute of Technology Karnataka Bringing the Students of Rural India on the Forefront
Siddaganga Institute of Technology Karnataka A Right Place for Inborn Engineering Talents
Sreenidhi Institute of Science and Technology Hyderabad Sreenidhi Educational Group is involved in Engineering Education, Publishing and Marketing activities. It has a number of constituent units, which have a total turnover of more than Rs.200 crores. This group is 18 years old but its success and growth are unprecedented.
Sri Sairam College of Engineering: Bengaluru Sri Sairam College of Engineering SairamBengaluru.png Motto We build a better nation through quality education. Sri Sairam College of Engineering[4] formerly known as Shirdi Sai Engineering College is an engineering institution located in Bangalore, Karnataka, India.
Sri Venkateshwara College of Engineering Banglore the College started with a humble beginning, thirty-two years ago, with just three undergraduate programmes and has gradually grown up into a mammoth institution with ten undergraduate programmes, ten postgraduate programmes and eleven research programmes. The members of the faculty and the facilities in the College are superb.
Vidyavardhaka College of Engineering: Mysore Vidyavardhaka Sangha (VVS) stands as a synonym for quality education in the heritage city of Mysuru. VVS was established in 1949 by great visionaries namely Late Sahukar Channaiah and Late. K. Puttaswamy (Former Minister of Karnataka) to impart quality education to all sections of the society. There are ten educational institutions starting from nursery to engineering college under the aegis of VVS. At present, Sangha is under the able guidance and leadership of Sri Gundappa Gowda, President, Sr