Engineering Education

| October 12th, 2010

Indian tech and engineering education losing its shine!

Indians continue to top the list of foreign student in U.S. universities. Even the top bellwethers of the country want to go back to U.S. when it comes to education. But our Indian engineering educational institutes may not attracting the local students.

Azim Premji, Chairman of Wipro had to drop his education from Stanford at the age of 21 to build his company and he was able to continue his education even after 15 years through correspondence. Recently he said, “If I was a young person today, I would still go to a good U.S. school.

The Indian schools can be very narrow and technical: It’s engineering. Foreign schools give you a broad experience with your engineering degree. The cultural experience I got in the U.S. was useful: It’s expensive but it’s worth it.” Which University in India will allow a 15 years back dropout to continue his/ her education from that semester? Majority of the western universities allow their dropouts to complete their education through correspondence.

Such flexibilities, Intellectual climate, lifestyle, opportunities, free society etc continue to be the driving force behind getting an American education. Some of these students who returned to India after graduation were successful in tapping the unprecedented opportunities that exist in the country and made an entry in top Indian bellwethers list.

There are lots of emerging business opportunities in India and education is an integral part of countries growth. It is high time for us to analyze: what makes Indian tech education lose its shine? Source: c2clive desk

Memperingati Hari Batik Nasional yang jatuh pada 2 Oktober 2010, Universitas Indonesia (UI) menggelar Seminar Internasional Batik dan Pameran Batik Indonesia sebagai Ikon Budaya Bangsa, 4–8 Oktober 2010.

Acara diselenggarakan di Auditorium Gedung IX Fakultas Ilmu Pengetahuan Budaya (FIB) Kampus UI, Depok, Jawa Barat. Kepala Kantor Komunikasi UI Vishnu Juwono mengatakan rangkaian acara tersebut akan diisi berbagai kegiatan. Menteri Perindustrian MS Hidayat akan membuka dan meresmikan seminar serta pameran.

Acara ini akan dihadiri Masanori Nagaoka dari UNESCO Jakarta beserta pakar batik Indonesia, SJH Damais. “Seminar internasional batik Indonesia akan berlangsung 5–6 Oktober 2010,” kata Vishnu kemarin. Pada hari pertama, seminar akan mengangkat topik “Batik Indonesia dan Kebudayaan”. Seminar akan menghadirkan narasumber antara lain Dirjen Pemasaran Kementerian Kebudayaan dan Pariwisata Sapta Nirwandar.

Menko Kesra Agung Laksono dijadwalkan membuka seminar pada 6 Oktober 2010. Diselenggarakan pula kompetisi membatik desain batik UI bekerja sama dengan BEM UI, Museum Tekstil dan Balai Besar Kerajinan Batik Yogyakarta, serta pameran eco-batik (5–8 Oktober 2010). Sumber: Koran Sindo: 04 Oktober 2010