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17 technical institutes win awards in AICTE-CII survey

The award for best industry-linked management institute was won by Mumbai-based Prin LN Welingkar Institute of Management Development.

education Updated: Dec 17, 2015 18:15 IST
HT Education Correspondent
The engineering awards included one award for best National Institute of Technology (NIT) which was won by NIT Trichy.
The engineering awards included one award for best National Institute of Technology (NIT) which was won by NIT Trichy.(Courtesy/NIIT, Trichy)

A total of 17 technical institutes from across India managed to bag majority of the awards in this year’s AICTE-CII Survey of Industry-Linked Technical Institutes which included ten awards in degree category and six in diploma category. In degree category, there were eight awards in engineering and one each in pharmaceutical and architecture categories. The engineering awards included one award for best National Institute of Technology (NIT) which was won by NIT Trichy. There was one award in the emerging category in engineering which went to Chennai-based Vel Tech Multi Tech Dr.Rangarajan Dr.Sakunthala Engineering College.

The award for best industry-linked management institute was won by Mumbai-based Prin LN Welingkar Institute of Management Development and Research while there was no winner in the emerging category of management. In engineering, the other winners were DKTE Society’s Textile and Engineering Institute, Thiagarajar College of Engineering, Sona College of Technology, RMK Engineering College and Sri Sai Ram Engineering College.

The award in the pharma category was won by SVKM’s Dr Bhanuben Nanavati College of Pharmacy.

Vijay Thadani, Chairman, CII National Committee on Higher Education said, “The survey’s initiative to map the industry linkages of technical institutes has grown in participation every year. By providing an opportunity to institutions to meticulously document their industry linkages, and substantiate the information with evidence, it has brought in an environment of authenticity and veracity into the exercise, which greatly benefits the institutions involved.”

Commenting on the survey, AICTE Chairman, Prof Anil D Sahasrabudhe said, “The survey of industry linkages of technical institutions is a good way of recognising and rewarding institutes for their good work with industry. For education to be meaningful, it should be in sync with what the industry requires. Since this survey brings industry experts at every step of the evaluation process, the validation that it provides to institutes is valued by them.”

The best performing institutes were selected after a five-and-half month long online survey and a subsequent four-month jury process. More than 60 experts from industry and academia took part in the jury process which included visits to institutes for on-site assessment of industry linkages of institutes.

The fourth edition of the survey saw the number of participating institutes increase from 814 in 2014 to 901. This number was 355 in 2013 and 156 in 2012. The discipline-wise submissions rose from 2744 in 2014 to more than 3000 this year. This count was 1124 in 2013.

As many as 21 awards were bagged by 17 technical institutes from across the country in the fourth edition of the annual AICTE-CII Survey of Industry-Linked Technical Institutes.

The institutes were awarded in a survey jointly conducted by India’s premier bodies the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) and Confederation of Indian Industries (CII) earlier this month.

“The survey of industry linkages of technical institutions is a good way of recognising and rewarding institutes for their good work with industry. For education to be meaningful, it should be in sync with what the industry requires. Since this survey brings industry experts at every step of the evaluation process, the validation that it provides to institutes is valued by them,” AICTE chairperson Prof Anil D Sahasrabudhe said.

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Vijay Thadani, chairperson of CII National Committee on Higher Education, said, “The survey’s initiative to map the industry linkages of technical institutes has grown in participation every year. By providing an opportunity to institutions to meticulously document their industry linkages, and substantiate the information with evidence, it has brought in an environment of authenticity and veracity into the exercise, which greatly benefits the institutions involved.”

Thirteen out of the total 21 awards were presented under various categories like degree, diploma and mentor. The awards included 10 in degree category and six in diploma category.

In degree category, there were eight awards in engineering and one each in pharmaceutical and architecture categories.

The engineering awards included one award for best National Institute of Technology (NIT) which was won by NIT Trichy. There was one award in the emerging category in engineering which went to Chennai-based Vel Tech Multi Tech Dr Rangarajan Dr Sakunthala Engineering College.

In engineering, the other winners were DKTE Society’s Textile and Engineering Institute, Thiagarajar College of Engineering, Sona College of Technology, RMK Engineering College and Sri Sai Ram Engineering College.

The award for best industry-linked management institute was won by Mumbai-based Prin LN Welingkar Institute of Management Development and Research. There was no winner in the emerging category of management.

The award in the pharma category was won by SVKM’s Dr Bhanuben Nanavati College of Pharmacy.

The best performing institutes were selected after a five-and-half month long online survey and a subsequent four-month jury process. More than 60 experts from industry and academia took part in the jury process which included visits to institutes for on-site assessment of industry linkages of institutes.

The fourth edition of the survey saw the number of participating institutes increase from 814 in 2014 to 901. This number was 355 in 2013 and 156 in 2012. The discipline-wise submissions rose from 2,744 in 2014 to more than 3,000 this year. This count was 1,124 in 2013.