There is pressing need for educational institutions from the private sector to promote vocational education, research and innovation.
This was stated by Vikram Sahay, UGC director at a conclave on private education recently organised by Hindustan titled ‘The Contributions, Challenges and Avenues in Private Education.’
S S Mantha, chairman of AICTE, echoed similar views. There is a pressing need for initiatives of this nature because even today there are 200 zilas (village districts) in the country that do not have a single technical college.
Several prominent persons from the UGC as well as The All India Council of Technical Education participated in the conclave. The CEO of Ryan International Group of Institutions, Ryan Pinto, who was part of the conclave panel, said that the government will have to work with the private sector for a long time in order to bring about a positive change.
“In the next 10 years, the country is going to need two lakh schools. Good techniques will have to be used. The private sector is already working well in this direction,” he said.