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Quality missing in technical education, says Pallam Raju

Union HRD minister Pallam Raju on Monday said the quality of technical education in the country should be improved and graduates should be given skill training to equip them meet requirements of industry.

Though the number of engineering graduates passing out annually in the country was high, majority of them were not ‘industry-ready’ to meet the demands expected by their employers, Raju said, after inaugurating the new regional office of All India Council For Technical Education.

‘The technical education sector in the country is in the growth path. Though ours is one of the largest technical education sectors in the world and the number of engineering graduates passing out annually are very high, the quality factor is missing,’ he said.

‘Parameters should be set to improve the quality of students and the faculty of the sector. Institutions in the rural, backward and underprivileged areas should be given more focus since they may not be able to cater to all stringent requirements demanded by AICTE,’ he said.
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