Expert finds fault with fee reimbursement policy of State

Former principal of Velagapudi Ramakrishna Siddhartha Engineering College S.S. Parimi has expressed concern over poor standard of education in engineering colleges in the State.

Speaking at a meeting held to discuss the Kerala High Court decision on Monday, he said instead of extending fee reimbursement steps should be taken to improve quality of education in these institutions. He alleged that most of the students in their second and third year are not even able to do basic calculations such as area and volume.

Even students, who secured low percentage of marks, are being admitted in engineering colleges, he said. He stressed the need for change in policy and said qualifying marks in EAMCET should be increased. Only deserving candidates should be given admission in engineering colleges, said Mr. Parimi.

More analytical questions should be given in the EAMCET examination and the qualifying percentage should be at least 20-25 per cent and not just ‘0’, he said.

Siddhartha Academy member Karla Vinay Kumar said lack of industry interaction was leading to churning out of unskilled engineers.

Industries should adopt different institutions and train the students, he said.

Only meritorious students should be given admission and the NAAC accreditation should be granted to only fully-equipped colleges, he said.

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