The Indian education system lacks efficiency to compete with world-class institutions, Minister of State for Human Resource Development E. Ahamed has said.
He was speaking after inaugurating a seminar on ‘Maintenance of quality in higher education: prospects and problems,' organised by the Internal Quality Assurance Cell of Farook college on the campus on Wednesday.
Mr. Ahamed said the government had started implementing programmes for inclusive expansion in higher education with a view to increasing the gross enrolment ratio. The government would lay special emphasis on bringing the minorities and other deprived sections of society into the field of higher education.
Mr. Ahamed said increased public funding was essential for inclusive expansion of education. The worst side of commercialisation in the education sector was the loss of quality.
Former Vice-Chancellor of the Aligarh Muslim University P.K. Abdul Aziz launched the academic information management system of the college, designed by the Department of Computer Science. K. Kunhikrishnan, former Vice-Chancellor of Kannur University, and K.M.A. Rasheed, Officer on Special Duty, Central University, addressed the seminar.