AN INVESTIGATION ABOUT THE CHARACTERISTICS OF AN ENGINEERING COLLEGE TEACHER IN THE CURRENT SCENARIO
|Sreelekshmy Pillai G.1, Kiron K.R.2, Anoop Kumar G.3, Santhosh Kumar S.4 ,Rajesh Menon B.5
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In the current economic conditions, generic skills and professionalism possessed by the graduates are very much essential for them to compete in the turbulent job market. This forces the educational institutions to deliver the best to their customers (students). Teacher quality is rated as one of the most important variable affecting student achievement. Attitude, skill and knowledge of a teacher play a vital role in students. Engineering colleges are different from arts and science colleges with their requirement of skill development. The attributes of a good teacher may be different among the perceptive of teachers. The paper analyses the opinions teachers about the essential quality characteristics of a good engineering college teacher. A survey was conducted among the teachers of the engineering colleges in Kerala who belongs to different disciplines to rate the importance of different attributes. Analytic Hierarchy Process is used for rating the factors.