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Impact of Globalization on Core Engineering Education in India

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The education system in India continued to be based on the colonial legacy of bureaucratic administration even after fifty years of independence. But, under globalization and liberalization policies of the government, engineering higher education has acquired a new interpretation of increasing credential value, where the degree per se is more important for securing a high-paying job, primarily in the software and information technology sector, than for acquiring specific knowledge and skills. This is reflected in the employment pattern of the graduates with a core engineering background.

Affiliations: 1: Netaji Subhas Institute of Technology, Delhi University, New Delhi 110075, India;, Email:


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