Q.2 What are the issues facing technical education in India? Suggest the measures to address these issues. (10 Marks)

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  • https://indianexpress.com/article/opinion/columns/addressing-the-quality-deficit-in-indias-technical-education-7443755/
  • In the intro, mention the vacancies in the engineering colleges and the closing of several of them.
  • In the body mention the issues such as deterioration of quality due to lack of quality teachers, lack of teachers, insufficient investment, lack of employment opportunities etc. In the suggestion, mention the establishment of an autonomous body for quality assurance, linkages with industry for skill and employment requirements, investment etc.
  • Conclude by mentioning the need to address the crisis in technical education to avoid the long term consequences for a country.
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