While there has been remarkable growth in the number of institutions providing higher education in last two decades, the fact remains that none of the Indian universities or colleges finds any place in the list of top universities in the world.
Studies have shown that only 20 percent of our engineering graduates are employable. In this context the National Education Policy Draft Report by TSR Subramanian makes some very serious observations and recommendations regarding institutes.
According to the report, India has one of the largest systems of higher education in the country, with more than 700 universities, 37,000 colleges and an enrollment of more than three crore students but at the same time it states that the quality of many universities and colleges and the standard of education they provide are far from satisfactory.
It further adds, While there are some institutions like the IITs, IIMs and a few others that have established a reputation as institutions of high quality, there are a large number of institutions which are mediocre, and some are no better than ‘teaching shops’.
The majority of higher education institutions in India fall in between these two extremes.