Title: Interpretive structural modelling of enablers of quality technical education: an Indian perspective

Authors: Victor Gambhir; N.C. Wadhwa; Sandeep Grover

Addresses: Manav Rachna International University, Sec-43, Delhi Surajkund Road, Faridabad, Haryana, India ' Manav Rachna International University, Sec-43, Delhi Surajkund Road, Faridabad, Haryana, India ' Mechanical Engineering Department, YMCA University of Science and Technology, Mathura Road, Sector 6, Faridabad, Haryana, India

Abstract: With more than 5,000 technical institutions set up in India to impart technical education, this education sector is booming like never before. However, at the same time, the reports published by AICTE in 2012 indicate that more than 130 technical institutions have given application for closure. With more than one million students appearing for the engineering entrance exam, the failure of these institutions can be attributed to the non-compliance to provide quality education for producing quality graduates. Most of the technical institution still do not understand the main quality technical education enablers and how these are interrelated to each other. If, this is known prior to management, then they can plan their policies in right direction. The endeavour is being made by the authors through this paper to identify the enablers through literature survey and discussions with experts. ISM methodology and questionnaire survey has been performed to understand the intervening effect of these enablers with each other. It is found that the two enablers namely 'Stakeholders' view point' and 'Financial Position' have high driving power and therefore deserve great attention. This study concludes with practical implication.

Keywords: education quality; technical education; questionnaire survey; interpretive structural modelling; ISM; India; enablers; stakeholder perspective; financial position.

DOI: 10.1504/IJPQM.2013.056734

International Journal of Productivity and Quality Management, 2013 Vol.12 No.4, pp.393 - 409

Received: 08 May 2021
Accepted: 12 May 2021

Published online: 21 Aug 2013 *

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