Monday, 31 October 2011

Fixing India's broken education system - Rediff.com Business

Top engineering colleges have become pre-MBA finishing schools.
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One of the reasons for this slide is that colleges have become more important as corporate job-placement centres rather than centres for learning - so their main role is to produce an assembly line of workers through mechanical rote learning rather than experientially develop young minds, encourage curiosity and independent thought.

"India's college system is broken - most engineers aren't good enough and many of those who are, don't want to use their repository of knowledge and work as engineers.

Top engineering colleges have become pre-MBA finishing schools. Young people are making inappropriate choices due to peer pressure and the liberal arts and pure sciences are being completely sidelined," says Naukri.com Founder Sanjeev Bikhchandani.

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