Coimbatore: In a conference held on this Wednesday, Mr Sudhir Rao, Chairperson and Managing Director of Skoda India pressed on the fundamental necessities of providing quality and inexpensive higher education across India.
"In our country, there is no vital difference between the involvement of public and private institutions in the attempt to cultivate higher level education" Mr Rao spoke at the meeting of 2nd National Higher Education conclave which was controlled by the association of several Industries of India.
The congress unfolded many significant guidelines, strategies, authority and other related parameters to step ahead onto the path of establishing higher education sectors across the country.
"Speaking of the advancement in the evolution of professional courses in our country, they are surged radically in our country but with the uncontrolled price hike in the cost of higher level education. Some courses demand too extravagant fees to afford. We must stay aware that not every Indian could cope with such tremendous price leaps" He added.
Indian government should make everlasting efforts to see that no deserving candidate absconds, getting to know unaffordable fee cost to admit in higher education level. He pressed.
According to the vice chancellor of VIT, Mr G Vishwanathan, government should strive hard to implement autonomy in the education sector. He further said "Government almost intervenes at every stage of the higher education process right from authorisation to appreciation to accreditation. The absence of autonomy had supressed opportunities of expansion of private institutions".
Mr Sudhir spoke "While in the west part of the world, the government structures a policy and assigns the job of persistently monitoring outcomes of institutions to accredited organizations. Hence the university itself decides what's best for the institution and in that way, adores autonomy in full swing".
Validating on this, the chairman of government council of IIT, Kharagpur, Mr M Anandakrishnan added "The universities or institutions in the country that are handled by state government are severely affected due to the absence of autonomy. Right from the appointment to administration, there is no place which does not involve traces of intervention".
"Attenuation in credibility and degradation in quality of academics are two irreparable loses". He added further.
The vice chancellor of the Prestigious Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, K Ramasamy, who led the initial session of the conference, asserted on interweaving UG, PG and doctorate educations.
"There prevails a breach in these education levels. Talking about Research, it should be seen that continuity isn't broken in migrating from graduate to doctorate studies". He urged.