02 Aug No Indian Educational Institute Among Top 100 World Universities
Yes, you read it right. At the moment, there is no Indian university that has joined the ranks of the top 100 colleges in the world. Let’s partner up with HEFA and change this! According to a former leading official of Delhi University, new heights of excellence in research and education must be achieved. In order to qualify as a world class centre of learning, institutes need to become research oriented and student driven.
With reliance on eroding infrastructure, insufficient pupil housing, and low-quality research amenities (such as laboratories, classrooms etc), Indian colleges are battling a number of administrative, operational and financial challenges. Heavily dependent on government grants and subsidies, revenue streams for higher education establishments are limited as they tend to charge nominal student fees. After all, it is essential to make education accessible to everyone. As the government has multiple accountabilities, there is a significant resource deficit between the increasing economic needs of the institutions and the dedicated budget amount.
The economic strength of a country is judged by the essence of its educational quality. As we all know, knowledge is power. India owns the third largest educational system in the world, yet it is not in the top 100. Research and innovation in industrial relevance, study curriculums, and teaching methodologies have to become a norm in Indian colleges. To do this, colossal injections of investment are required in the realm of education. Enhancing college facilities and providing state of the art technical infrastructure will pave the way to success.
The most important factor is to arm the average Indian student with the best equipment and facilities so he can thrive to achieve his maximum potential. The world is a dynamic place that keeps evolving as technologies are consistently invented and re-invented. Universities need access to funds to keep up with international competitive levels.