Higher Education

Decline and fall of Tamil Nadu

Print edition : September 04, 2015

Students and their parents at the Anna University campus in Chennai to attend engineering counselling on July 2. Photo: G. Sribharath

Candidates appearing for the IIT-Joint Entrance Examination at a centre in Chennai. A file picture. Photo: S.R. RAGHUNATHAN

E. Balagurusamy, former Vice-Chancellor of Anna University, Chennai. Photo: M. PERIASAMY

Shankar Vanavarayar, joint correspondent of Kumaraguru College of Technology, Coimbatore. Photo: Bijoy Ghosh

Uncontrolled expansion of self-financing engineering colleges, absence of competent teachers in most of them, and the deplorable quality of school education have made engineering education a farce in Tamil Nadu. More than a lakh seats in these colleges remain unfilled this year.

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