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Year: 2021



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Professional Education is a response to society’s demands for expert help provided by competent people. It educates the new generations of professionals, expanding the frontiers of knowledge and reaching out in service to the society. Professional education has been playing a crucial role in India's professional scenario for the past several years. There are various professional courses at different levels and of different duration and of different kinds in many disciplines. In India there are many types of professional education.  In this book, all these types are critically discussed, and suggestions are made to enhance their quality and utility.

About Author

Dr. P. Satyanarayana is a senior distance educator. Associated with planning and founding Dr. B R Ambedkar Open University and Indira Gandhi National Open University. Participated in many national and international conferences, seminars, workshops organised by ICDE, COL, AAOU, EADTU, UGC. Published books on Indian society, polity, administration, education etc., contributes to journals on different dimensions of education. Widely traveled in America, Asia, and Europe. Currently, Overseas Educational Consultant to OKOS Communication Systems in the USA.


Dr. Lakshmi Mantha teaches English at University College of Engineering, Osmania University. Certified NLP, POSH, and GOAL trainer. She specializes in teaching Business Communication. Member and Visiting Faculty to Management Institutes for teaching Soft Skills and Communication skills. Contributes to Journals on Education. Participated in Conferences, Seminars, Discussions, Workshops and Round Tables organized by National and International Associations. Published books on various topics.

Dr. C. Sesharatnam is a former Joint director at Dr B R Ambedkar Open University. Worked in the areas of student support, course development, women's advancement, etc. Attended National and International Seminars, Workshops, Conferences on Open Distance Education. Contributes to journals on educational development. Published books on Open Distance Education.  Widely travelled in Asia, America, and Europe. Received “Best Teacher Award” from Andhra Pradesh Government.


1.Engineering Education

All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) ; Major Committees ; UR Rao Committee Report ; Types of Engineering Institutions ; Major Challenges ; Aligning Ambitions with Capability ; Recommendations of Chairman and Members of the AICTE Committee for Preparing Short and Medium Term Perspectives ; World Bank Workshop ; Imperative Requirements ; Status of Engineering Colleges

2 Architectural Education  

Brief History ; Celebration of Technology at Kharagpur ; Modernism at Baroda ; Decline and its Reasons ; Council of Architecture ; Critical Energy at Ahmedabad ; Required Changes ; Conclusion

3 Medical Education  

Medical Education in Ancient India ; Present Medical Education ; A Sample Framework of Competency Based Medical Education (CBME) ; National Medical Commission (NMC) ; The Medical Advisory Council ; National Examination ; Autonomous Boards ; Contentious Issues Regarding National Medical Commission ; Scourge that Afflicts Medical Education ; Medical Colleges ; Recognition ; Admissions ; Undergraduate ; Postgraduate ; Foreign Nationals ; Courses Offered ; Other Health Care Courses in India ; Internship and Residency ; Postgraduate Specialisations ; Critical Shortcomings ; New Licensing Requirements: The National Exit Test ; New Medical Curriculum ; Discussion and Way Forward ; Traditional/Indigenous/Alternative Systems of Medicine in India

4 Pharmacy Education  

Pharmacy Profession in the International Context ; Evolution ; Premier Institutes offering Post Graduate Courses in Pharmaceutical Sciences ; Critical Evaluation of Pharmacy Education ; Pharmacy Council of India (PCI) ; Pharmacy Courses ; Qualitative and Quantitative Paucity of Talent ; Going Forward

5 Nursing Education  

Trends in Development ; British Period ; Post-Independence Period ; Recommendations of Various Committees Pertaining to Nursing Education ; Summary of Evolution ; Nursing Education ; Nursing Speciality and Area of Practice ; Challenges in Nursing Education in India ; Conclusion

6 Business Management Education  

Time Line ; Present Structure ; Courses ; Overseeing Agencies ; Current Issues ; Top Business Schools in India ; AICTE approved Management Institutes (7-) ; Distance Teaching B-Schools ; Some of the Well-known Distance Teaching B-Schools in India ; Choosing B-School ; Challenges of B-Schools ; Overcoming Challenges ; Master of Business Administration (MBA) ; Different Types of MBA Courses ; Top  Qualities of a Top MBA Student ; MBA Entrance Tests ; Way Forward ; New Skills Required for Future Managers

7 Hotel Management Education  

Why to Choose Hotel Management as Career? ; When to Plan the Career? ; What after Hotel Management? ; Growth ; Eligibility ; Increasing Career Options ; Hotel Management Courses ; Hotel Management Entrance Examinations ; Top Bachelor of Hotel Management Colleges in India ; Annexure 1: Some Popular Colleges/Institutes Offering Hotel Management Courses

8 Legal Education  

Aims of Legal Education ; Objectives of Legal Education ; Importance of Legal Education ; Factors that influence Legal Education in India ; Legal Education Institutions ; Academic Degrees ; Present Scenario of Legal Education in India ; Three Decades of Reforms: Outcomes Positive and Negative ; Measures to Improve Pedagogy and Methods of Teaching ; New Challenges to Legal Education in India ; Agencies Regulating Legal Education ; Commissions, Committees and Statutes

9 Agricultural Education  

Emerging Challenges in Agriculture Sector ; Career Opportunities in Agriculture Science and Technology ; Evolution of Agricultural Education in India ; Agricultural Universities ; Deemed Universities ; Agricultural Universities ; Graduate Courses ; Practical Classes ; Extension ; Post-graduate Courses ; Reorienting Agricultural Education ; Achieving Excellence ; Current Agricultural Educational policy ; Need for a New National Agricultural Education

10 Teacher Education  

Development ; Post-Independence Period ; Recent Innovations in Teacher Education ; National Council for Teacher Education ; Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) ; Justice Verma Commission, 2 ; Reforms in Regulatory Framework ; National Institute of Teacher Education ; Different Teacher Education Programmes Offered by NCTE

11 Chartered Accountancy Education  

Steps to Become a CA in India ; CA Foundation ; CA Intermediate ; Articleship Training ; CA Final ; What is a Chartered Accountancy Career? ; Skills Required ; Course and Eligibility ; Entrance Exams ; Where to Study? ; Job Profile ; Employment Opportunities ; Scope ; Institute of Chartered Accountants of India ; Members ; Associates and Fellows ; Practising Chartered Accountants ; Role of Chartered Accountants ; Council of the Institute ; Courses for Members ; Post-qualification courses ; Technical Standards

12 Journalism Education  

Boom in Indian Media Market ; Journalism Education System ; Hurdles in the Education ; Redefining Course Curricula ; Career Opportunities ; Measures for Improving of Journalism Education ; Changes ; Common Modules in Communication and Journalism ; Some Journalism Schools in India

13 Fashion Designing Education  

Post-Independence: Ethnic Revival and Bollywood Fashion ; 0s and Fashion Boom ; 10 Facts about the Fashion Industry ; Top Fashion Designing Colleges (8) ; Admission Process for the Top 20 Colleges ; Eligibility Criteria ; National Institute of Fashion Technology ; National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT) Embarks on a New Journey ; Top Colleges in India for Fashion Designing ; Top Colleges in Abroad for Fashion Designing


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