Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ Union Minister of Education informed K. Somaprasad, Member of Parliament(MP) in Rajya Sabha, that All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) has constituted a Committee to Prepare the Professional Engineers Bill. The committee is chaired by M.S. Ananth, Former Director of Indian Institute of Technology Madras(IIT-M).
i.K. Somaprasad, MP demanded a professional regulatory mechanism in the field of Engineering to monitor and measure the professional ethics of engineers.
ii.He mentioned that currently there are around 10396 engineering institutes that were approved by the AICTE where only few of these institutes were providing quality education.
iii.The issue on the lack of regulatory mechanics in the field of engineering was raised following the consultation with experts like E. Sreedharan, Principal Advisor of Delhi Metro Rail Corporation.
Engineering in India:
i.The largest segment of the Indian Industry is Engineering which accounts to around 27% of the total factories in the industrial sector.
ii.The Engineering sector gets around 63% of the shares through foregin collaborations.
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On July 24, 2020 Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’, Union Minister of Human Resource Development announced that the ministry has set up a committee headed by UGC Chairman, D.P. Singh to form guidelines and suggest measures to ensure that more students study in India and there is a smooth transition for students returning from abroad due to COVID-19 situation.
About All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) :
Chairman– Prof. Anil D. Sahasrabudhe
Headquarters– New Delhi
About Ministry of Education(MoE):
Union Minister– Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’
Minister of State(MoS)– Sanjay Dhotre