“Indian education still lack global standards. Unless they prepare themselves, they can’t compete with global institutions,” observed Professor Nitin Kumar Tripathi, Asian Institute of Technology, Bangkok, Thailand, on Monday.
He was speaking at global initiatives of academic networks program on ‘Urban Planning and Management Using Remote Sensing and GIS’, organised by department of civil engineering at SJCE JSS TI campus.
Appreciating the HRD ministry move to bring back Indian professors working with foreign universities, Tripathi pointed out that Indian were first in the world, having best remote sensing technology and launching satellites, but failed to utilise it properly for the benefit of the people.
“In this regard, we need to focus equally on research as well as teaching technical subjects. Our Neighbouring country China is doing well in this regard and we also need to bring back all Indian professors and offer them good salaries to teach here,” he said.
“Though India is achieving high standards in studies and research, it has failed to implement. At present, 62% of people are living in urban areas and that will increase to 80% in the 20 years. Technocrats need to share their ideas with the administration to avoid congestion in future.”
MUDA Commissioner Dr M Mahesh, SJCE Principal Dr Syed Shakeeb Ur Rahman, SJCE Civil Engineering department chairman Dr K Prakash, Dr Mahanand, S K Prasad were present.