The last four decades have seen rapid growth in our higher education system, raising the proportion of the relevant age group in higher education from 6 per cent to 26 per cent. In the mid 2000s, when growth peaked, India opened one engineering and management college each day. This growth has been highly skewed: In professional fields, in undergraduate education, and in the private sector. The net effect of this skew is a massive quality problem.
Consider enrolment in undergraduate engineering programmes, which have grown over 40 times in 40 years.
To even keep the quality of engineering education level at what
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