Technology is touching every aspect of life and society. Since Independence, the technical education system in our country has grown into a fairly large-sized system, offering opportunities for education and training in a wide variety of trades and disciplines at a certificate, diploma, degree, postgraduate degree and doctoral levels in institutions located throughout the country.
The general scenario of higher education in India is not equivalent with the global quality standards. Hence, there is enough justification for an increased assessment of quality of the country’s educational institutions.
India is witnessing the age of science and technology. There is a huge demand of Technical Education in modern age. The pattern of life evolving in the age is very much different from the one we find in our society even some fifty years back.
General Education has been substituted by professional technical education in many cases. Technical Education offers good opportunity for employment and successful career.
Technical education contributes a major share to the overall education system and plays a vital role in the social and economic development of our nation. In India, technical education is imparted at various levels such as: craftsmanship, diploma, and degree, post-graduate and research in specialized fields, catering to various aspects of technological development and economic progress.
Besides, in this age of unemployment, only technical education can assure one of a job and a comfortable living. Those who are still in the conventional institutions, passing examination that have little relevance in the modern systems, find no opportunities of employment. And, quite naturally, they end up becoming the victims of frustration and find themselves alienated from the mainstream of modern world. With their stereo-typed general education without any specialization and professional skill they acquire nothing to contribute to the progress and prosperity of the human society. They are quite aware of this and this awareness leaves them demoralized.
It was not just an end, it was the dream of modern India, and technical education was given the due importance with a view to realizing that dream.