The results of the eighth edition of CII’s annual survey of industry linkages of technical institutions, in partnership with the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), were announced on the second day of CII Education Summit in New Delhi on Thursday. Total 10 awards were given in nine categories with management being the only stream where two institutes were given an award.
A positive development in this year’s survey was increase in the number of government and government-aided institutes which submitted data. As against 110 institutes last year, this year 153 government institutes participated in the Full Survey. With the overall drop in participation, this translated into 21 per cent participating institutes being government and government aided, against 14 per cent last year.
Maximum number of institutes in Platinum category were self-financing institutes and only one Government institute had highest level of industry linkages.
Among the institutes which participated in the Full Survey, the number of those which have in-depth linkages with industry, which do some meaningful work with them and go beyond superficial MOUs, is very small.
The number of institutes which had a consolidated score of more than 50, out of 100, was only 28 and only six institutes had a score of 60 or more. Total 169 institutes scored zero in the survey, as against 151 institutes last year.
To maintain continuity and also considering the low number of institutes with high scores, the threshold for Platinum (high industry linkages) category was kept at 30. Institutes with score of 10 and below are in the Silver (low) category. In between are Gold (medium) category. Given this classification, there are 158 (against 145 last year) institutes in Platinum category, 228 (against 302 last year) in Gold category and 328 institutes (307 last year) in Silver category. The number of institutes in Gold category was significantly lower this year.
Names of the winners are enclosed.
14 November 2019