Perspective - Engineering Seats: Problem of Plenty | December 16, 2021

In this episode of the Perspective Prog. based on Engineering Seats: Problem of Plenty. The Ministry of Education informed Lok Sabha on Monday that the committee headed by IIT-Hyderabad chairman B V R Mohan Reddy has recommended that the moratorium on setting up of new engineering colleges in the country should continue barring a few exceptions. The Reddy committee was set up in 2018 to prepare short-term and medium-term perspective plans for engineering education. In its first report in 2019, the committee had observed that capacity utilisation during 2017-18 in undergraduate and postgraduate level was 49.8 per cent and recommended that no new capacity be approved by AICTE starting from the academic year 2020. Data shared by the Education Ministry shows that both approved intake and total enrolment in engineering courses have declined over the years. From a decadal high of 31,82,285 approved intake in 2014, the number dipped to 23,66,728 in 2021-22. Total enrolment came down to 12,75,880 in 2020-21 from a high of 17,84,127 in 2013-14.

Anchor:- Vishal Dahiya
Producer:- Amit Srivastav, Sagheer Ahmad
Guest Name:-
1. Dr. BVR Mohan Reddy, Chairman, Board of Governors of IIT, Hyderabad

2. Prof. Navin Sheth, Vice Chancellor, Gujarat Technological University

3. Prof. K. K. Aggarwal, Chairperson, National Board of Accreditation

4. Prof. Rana Singh, CEO, IIIE, Sanskriti University, Mathura

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