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Executing such projects in Tier-2 or 3 towns will be a completely different game. Availability of trainers is the first and the biggest hurdle, and secondly training youth in larger volume is still undone - Shivam Singh commented on the project- ‘Milind Deora Youth Employability Initiative’ via Congratulations to Prof Dr S S Mantha, who has now been appointed as the head of the mighty institution - AICTE. I request Dr S S Mantha to bring single common entrance test for all engineering colleges in India. Also, please make all engineering course test to go Online with 5. 20 percent marks allotted on online examinations conducted every month end. More interaction from IITs, IISER and IISc with the engineering colleges all over India is also required. Also look forward for strengthening transparency, accountability and integrity in all engineering colleges in India - Hemanta R Naik , on news ‘Prof S S Mantha Appointed as Chairman, AICTE’ featured in www. Totally agree with your views, there is no linkage between blocks in the system. So chances are there that education may lose the uniformity. Standardisation may get disturbed. Governance can also be difficult for such education methodology, though we progress much in terms of technologies ethics, discipline and morals must be part of these. Congratulations for nice article - Kiran, via email, on article -The Side-effects of Digital Learning published in the January 2012 issue of diigitalLEARNING It is for sure the one side of the coin and one point of view. Question is how you level the field so that every student in every village, town and city can have access to the same quality of education that is available at MIT or Stanford or Harvard. It would be the responsibility of the Administrators of Education to ensure that scenario- Jayant Mehta- via email, on the article ‘The Side-effects of Digital Learning’ authored by Dr Hasmukh Adhia, Principal Secretary, Education, Government of Gujarat published in the January 2012 issue of diigitalLEARNING Prof. Sudhir K Jain is bang on. We are ignoring the most important aspect of our life, which is education. We should make teaching the best profession, better than civil services. It can only happen when we attach lot of importance to it and pay highest salaries to best minds to become teachers in order to produce plenty of best minds. The quality of our teachers and education will reflect the quality of our society. We Indians are having good IQ and high EQ and are able to put in hard work. What is missing is best guidance from best minds who are rushing to join MNCs.- Shivinder Mandhotra , via email, on the article ‘All is not well in Education’ authored by Prof Sudhir K Jain, Director , IIT-Gandhinagar published in the January 2012 issue of diigitalLEARNING

Corrigendum Education was spelled as Educattion in Vivitek’s advertisement in January 2012 issue. We regret this error.


Executing such projects in Tier-2 or 3 towns will be a completely different game. Availability of trainers is the first and the biggest hurd...