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Engineering is rated as most popular course

With reports claiming on the existing scenario in the higher and technical education sector in Goa, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra that engineering courses receive the maximum private spending. The Confederation of Indian Industry confirmed this recently, that out of the total private investment of Rs30,407 crores, the investment in engineering courses came to Rs 9,838 crores in 2010. And it has been observed that Maharashtra is on the top list in terms of the numbers of institutes and enrollment.

The report states “growth trends for institutes show that maximum growth has taken place in the case of engineering institutes, indicating a strong social preference . After engineering, the next largest chunk is in the faculty of arts, science and commerce with about Rs5,366 crores.

The increasing number of private institutes has also given rise to the concern over quality of education in these institutes. The quality is not standardised and there are fewer institutes of good quality. There is a mismatch between growth in institutes and in faculty resulting in poor quality of education imparted.

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