Three colleges from western Tamil Nadu have bagged an award for being the best in country, in the streams of Computer Science and Information Technology, Electronics and Communication Engineering, and Electrical Engineering.
The Award was announced by All Indian Council for Technical Education (AICTE) and Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) in association with the ministry of human resource development.
"Southern colleges dominated the awards yet again in the engineering category," says CR Swaminathan . Co-chairman of CII National Higher Education Committee. The Union Minister for Communications and Information Technology, Kapi Sibal, also took part in the function held in New Delhi recently. While addressing to the audience Kapil Sibla says. "We need to reform our education system and make it more child-centric. We need to take several initiatives in order to take the system forward."
Ahead of the two day CII Global University-Industry Congress and 5th Higher Education Summit, CII and AICTE conducted a survey throughout the nation. "The objective of the survey was to showcase best practices of industry partnerships across AICTE approved technical institutes in the covered streams. A total of 1,050 AICTE approved institutes from the established engineering, management, pharmacy and architecture institutes, participated in the voluntary survey," Swaminathan said.
He added "the top business houses including TATA Chemicals, Forbes Marshall, Elico, Sun Pharma and Pennar Industries joined hands to give awards to the wining institutes in recognition of their strong linkages with industry. The exercise involved a survey of industry-linkages with colleges where objective scores generated by the AICTE web portal based on data gathered from the online survey, were evaluated by high-level jury. On-ground visit to shortlisted colleges were made by a team comprising AICTE and CII representatives to ensure that the data submitted was valid. Their feedback was then analysed to arrive at the final winners."