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Twenty-First Century Engineering Education: A Road Map

By A K Bhattacharya


On the eve of the present century, there is an unprecedented demand for and a great diversification in higher education, as well as an increased awareness of its vital importance for socio-cultural and economic development, and future prospects, for which the younger generations will need to be equipped with new skills, knowledge and ideals. Everywhere higher education is faced with great challenges and difficulties related to financing, accessional equity pertaining to course of studies, staff development, skillsbased training, enhancement and preservation of quality in teaching, research and services, relevance of programmes, employability of graduates, establishment of efficient co-operation agreements and equitable access to the benefits of international co-operation. At the same time, higher education is facing challenges by new opportunities relating to technologies facilitating the ways in which knowledge can be produced, managed, disseminated

Year: 2013
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