Dr Parag Kalkar,
Director, Singhad Institute
Major areas of Indian economy have been liberalised during the post 1991 period, but education has not seen any major liberalisation. Government policies for the education sector continue to be quite rigid. The regulatory structure is too cumbersome and universities find it difficult to navigate.
In spite of capacity building in technical education, still there is a 20 to 30 percent shortage of students. There are no takers so there are enrolment related challenges in front of institutions. Therefore, understanding the gap is critical. Institute should be created such that they cater to the need of students of today.