Expansion, inclusion, and excellence along with equity and quality have been the overarching goals of the government in the education sector. Several new initiatives were taken up by the central government during the Eleventh Plan (2007-12). The emphasis has been on enhancing supply and increasing access to quality education.
This study was initiated by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) and the confederation of Indian Industry (CII) with the objective of showcasing best practices of industry partnerships across AICTE approved engineering institutes in India in six basic streams, viz. chemical, civil, computer & IT, electrical, electronics & communication and mechanical engineering.
Over the last decade, the Education sector in India has grown leaps and bounds. The Indian Education space is by far the largest capitalized space in India with Government spend of USD 30 bn and private spend of USD 50 bn.
This paper analyses the key challenges faced by the states, particularly the north Indian ones, and provides practical suggestions for effective implementation of the Act. The legislation puts the onus of ensuring enrolment, attendance and completion of education on the government.