Questions For Panel Discussion On ‘Higher Eucation’

1. Inspite of the fact that there has been a tremendous updation in the field of higher education, there but still persists a huge gap between the actual scenario and the expected scenario? What could be the possible reason for the same?

2. Even though the place of the teacher has always occupied the most respectable status in our society since ancient time but then, also the generation next parents do not want their children to be the teachers of tomorrow. A doctor sees a future doctor in his son/daughter and an engineer would want his son to be in an engineer. Why is it so?

3. It is well said that sometimes even human rights prove to be inquiries to human. A living example can be seen in our education system today where even the slightest remark for the betterment of the student is taken as an insult by the respective student and his/her parents. Rare teachers are dragged to courts and judicially reprimanded for the same. Value system is towards the verge of Extinction. Who is responsible?

4. Even though in this time of cut-throat competition where admission should be based on competitive examinations, then also we find that to achieve the desired targets of seats fulfillment. Students are admitted 

a. Without Examination

b. No cut off

So, what is the significance of conducting the examination?

5. The relief which is provided in the form of ATKT i.e. letting the students to appear for exams “N” number of times till its clearance has made the process of regular updation of the syllabus very difficult. What could be the possible solution as regular updation of course is the need of the hour?

6. Due to technological, economic and cultural advancements there is always a need of to start new and innovative courses. But implementation of the same is an expensive and lengthy affair. So, what could be done to live up to this expectation?

7. Classroom knowledge and real world appear to be extreme which can never meet. Students usually complain of a vast difference between a   Institutional knowledge and industries expectation? Why is industry based syllabus not framed?

8. As English language is the medium of communication for the subject. We find that language is the biggest barrier even for the teachers. So, how could this problem be solved and the desired cause be justified?

9. What does quality higher education mean?

10. Higher education faces an acute shortage of faculty as well as quality faculty. What can b done to address this issue?

11. In a report of top 500 universities of the world, India features only 2 universities and that too low at low ranks. Even the IIMS and IITs have not made it to this …. . Why does the Indian education system lag so far behind International Education?

12. As per the University name only teachers appointed under respective course of university can teach and evaluate the examination copies however in case of need on subject specific visiting faculty who is expert in particular subject to teach but is not permitted to examine the copies, then it is possible that the copies of those subjects which are evaluated by the teachers not knowing the subject will do proper justice?

13. Now days higher educational Institutions have become more or less like placement agencies (consultancies). The efficacy of an institute is assessed by the number of placements that particular institute has given. The core objective has shifted from imparting education to giving placements. “Every College/Institute wants to lead in this. – Rat Race” To what extent is it justified?

14. There are no systems of funding the education institutes. As the education is neither treated as an industry nor business it is not covered in the scheme of any banking system. Then, how is it possible that a good institution with good infrastructure will pop-up? At present indirect way of funding.

15. Though there are some accreditations agencies like NAAC, NBA etc for regulating and monitoring the quality of education, still we find efficiency that due to large size of regulation is deteriorating.  What should be the possible solution?

16. As far as one have efficiency and professionalism is concerned are countrymen have always been giving some excuses about population explosion. But countries like China have always used their population as strength to prosperous & develop. So, don’t you think that it is only cause of the mentality what we are lagging behind?

17. It is a surprise that as you become senior you are away from teaching & start taking administrative jobs. So, how will the juniors faculty members benefit from the golden experiences of the seniors.

18. Do you think the system of reservation is fair? If so why? As sometimes many meritorious students loss their rights due to the quota system of admission?

19. Money is being given more preferences than anything else by the students of today. Till what extent is it right?

20. It is observed that more than 50% of IITs graduates are joining as a software professional irrespective of their subject competencies like civil, mechanical etc. There should be some kind of career counseling on planning in the beginning of higher education to avoid brain drain.

21. In India, Institutions are like IITs, IIMs, NIITs, ICAI, ISCI, ICWA etc are producing world class professionals because of complete autonomy and there legal status under individual enactment which mean that we are capable of imparting good education and producing good world class professionals, then why this system cannot be transferred to other educational institutions?

22. Present evaluation system is basically focus on learning, mugging and reproducing. It is in no way of assisting the knowledge and wisdom. There is a need of some changes in evaluation system which should include continuous evaluation system like CBSE has already introduced the system of evaluation.

23. It is surprise that as you become seniors you are away from teaching and start taking administrative jobs. The results how juniors will learn from the experience of the senior.

24. Relaxation in percentage to specific reserved categories should not be allowed rather they should be allowed with some financial assistance.

25. In present education the aim is to prepare the student as successful professional not as a successful responsible citizen having hig