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AICTE, Stanford hold online test to judge engineering education

BHOPAL: A private college from Bhopal, IES Institute of Technology and Management was selected for an online test organized jointly by All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE) in association with Stanford University. The test, is a part of national survey to assess quality of education in technical colleges.


The test sought students’ response on their basic understanding of core branches and quality of studies being imparted in their colleges.


Survey is the result of feedback about poor standards of engineering education in the country which produces lakhs of engineering graduates every year. Almost 50% of them fail to get a job, a survey said.


Depending on the results, AICTE will decide where and how to intervene to improve education standards. The online test comprises technical skills in physics, mathematics, informatics, critical thinking , creativity and quantitative literacy skills.


Sources said other colleges from state are being also involved to conduct such tests. PRO, IES College, Nitin Chaurasiya said the test in their college is being conducted from April 17 to April 30. “It is a part of international study to understand and improve quality of technical education received by youth in large economies like China, Russia, Korea, Japan and India,” said Chaurasiya.
Students, who appeared in the test said focus was to know as what kind of studies are being provided in the college. “There were two pages wherein 35 questions each were asked. Questions were to judge the basic knowledge about physics and mathematics. Besides, there were other 36 pages wherein questions were asked about the college facilities and competence of teaching faculty,” said first year student of computer science branch, Slesha Nidhi.


Another student who had appeared in the test, Shubhankar Tiwari of final year electronics branch said, “It was choice-based test. Even in few questions students were asked to grade the college regarding engineering studies.”

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