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Reserving seats for Delhi students at Delhi University: A shortsighted resolution by Delhi Assembly

August 1, 2017

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Authored By  Sanjay Goel _____________________________________ Admissions in good quality colleges remain a challenge for most Indian students. The subsequent governments at all levels have largely failed in creating a good education infrastructure with the required scale, speed, and scope. While Delhi’s education infrastructure is certainly much better than the rest of the country, with its […]

Is Indian educated class learning?

May 21, 2017

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Authored by:  Sanjay Goel ————————————————————————— Some reports say that 95% Indian technical graduates are unemployable. Indian IT industry has always been fond of using the phrase “Industry- institute gap”. By this, they imply that the institutes fail to train the fresh graduates with the skills required by the industry. This position, to my mind, is […]

How to fight the job loss trend because of Automation: Two Tips

May 21, 2017

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  According to a January 2017 McKinsey report, 50%+ of the work activities in India are likely to be automated in next few years effecting 23.3 crore workers across different sectors. The degree of automation will vary across occupations.   According to this report, the occupations that mainly depend upon the following capabilities will be […]

NIRF-2017: A few Observations and Conclusions

May 21, 2017

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Authored  by:   Sanjay Goel ____________________________________________________________________ In early April, the Minister of MHRD released this ranking of top 100 Indian universities and colleges in different categories. An analysis of NIRF 2017 shows that there is much more information in this data that is being missed in the over-emphasis on the ranks. Here are some interesting […]

Interactive Teaching: Way forward for Engineering Education

April 25, 2017

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Author:  Sanjay Goel ————————————————————– Various government and industry agencies have been increasingly expressing their concern about industry readiness and employability of Indian engineers. A recent report by Times of India mentioned that 60% engineers are unemployed or underemployed. Poor quality of the engineering education has been identified as the main reason for this situation. Because […]

What Should Future Computing Graduates Learn? – A Comprehensive Framework of Desired Attributes

January 9, 2017

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Author:   Sanjay Goel, 2017 Target Audience: This article will be useful for Computing departments  wanting to redesign their educational programs with a view to provide Outcome based Education. Faculty members who plan to redesign their courses on the pattern of outcome based education Computing students in planning their educational goals and approach to their education and learning. ___________________________________ […]

My Courses – IX: Problem Solving and Research Methodology – Part I

January 22, 2016

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Author:   Sanjay Goel ___________________________ In 2013 and 2014, I had taught an elective course on Problem Solving and Research Methodology to MTech and BTech students.   Risk Engineering  was an impopratant section of this course.   The lecture notes (mostly as excerpts from the referred sources) of the first module dealing with Introduction to Engineering problem solving and Risk […]