Acknowledging the increasing problem of brain drain in India, the government said that it is taking all the necessary steps to keep the problem in check. It is starting by offering the scholarship to the top 500 students and plans to reform the Indian engineering sector are also underway, said HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar.
Javadekar talked on various issues and admitted that India is currently facing the problem of brain drain and as a measure to check the problem, he said "500 top students of the country are being offered Rs. 75,000 as scholarship under PM Scholarship Scheme."
"We have started this and this will put a check on the brain drain and help the country in preserving its talent," the HRD minister said.
Talking on the education standard of the engineering colleges, he said that many colleges have produced engineers which are not employable.As a result of which, he said that 400 colleges have been shut down. "The bad will go but the good will remain" he said.
A report on the same has been submitted by the PP Chakrabarti of IIT-Kharagpur, in which the changes, the Indian engineering sector is in need of, are suggested.The government is also making full efforts in order to improve the quality of the institutions. The minister admitted that the quality of education is not up to the mark and there is a need to improve it.
"The ranking of institutes will improve with the improvement in the quality. In a bid to improve the quality of education a number of professors from overseas had been invited to India and this year around 600 professors from abroad were likely to visit the country" he said.
Stressing on the importance of the research work, Javadekar said "around 400 start-ups have been launched by IIT students in their hostel rooms. The nation will progress if there is research."