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The Quality of Education and its Challenges in Developing Countries

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2017 ASEE International Forum


Columbus , Ohio

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June 28, 2017

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June 28, 2017

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June 28, 2017

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ESM Suresh National Institute of Technical Teachers Training and Research

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Prof.Dr.E.S.M .Suresh is working as Professor and Head of Civil Engineering at National Institute of Technical Teachers Training and Research , Chennai, India (MHRD, Govt. of India). He has got 26 years of experience in Teaching and Research. He is conducting Faculty Training Programs for Polytechnic and Engineering College Teachers. His areas of training include GIS, CAD, Modern Surveying using Total Station & GPS, Geotechnical Engineering, Instructional Design and Delivery Systems, Educational Video Production, Strategic Planning and Institutional Development, Outcome based Education and Accreditation. He has completed more than 300 training programs for Polytechnic college faculty and more than 150 training programs for Engineering College faculty. He has conducted about 10 International Training Programs. His trainees spread over more than 20 countries. He is guiding Ph.D Scholars in the area of Engineering Education. (6 got Awarded and 4 more are working under his guideship). He has software skills in ArcGIS, Autodesk Products and MS Project.

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Arul Kumaravelu National Institute of Fashion Technology

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Working as Assistant Professor in National Institute of Fashion Technology, Chennai. Having 11 years of experience in Teaching.Published International paper on the topic ' Improving the Quality of Teaching- Learning Process in Design Education'. Ph.D scholar in National Institute of Technical Teachers Training & Research,Chennai,India.

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In today’s competitive environment with globalization and GATS (Global Agreement on Trade in Service) drive for quality becomes an important slogan for the all the countries. The increase in the number of private institutions, mismatch in teachers-students ratio, less percentage of faculties with Ph.D., limited reliable information resources, low research outcomes and limited financial resources are the main challenges faced by the developing countries. The inadequate teaching professionals, poor physical & library resources, lack of technology support, inefficient monitoring systems, poor parental engagement, disproportionate budget and leakage of financial transfers allows a low level of accountability in higher education. The Government policies and its approach towards the programme development and planning hold a great impact on the quality of education. This paper discusses the issues in the quality of education in developing countries and the measures were taken in assuring its standards. The comparative study on different models of quality assurances and criteria’s adopted by the countries helps to highlight the best globalization trends.

Suresh, E., & Kumaravelu, A. (2017, June), The Quality of Education and its Challenges in Developing Countries Paper presented at 2017 ASEE International Forum, Columbus , Ohio.

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