Education in India
Creating Qualification, But No Quality
Ravali Rupaa Amba
India fascinates people world over with its diversity and with the extreme contrasts in lives of people. Indian education scenario which also paints the same contrasted picture has gained world recognition. Many foreign nationals are considering India for higher education. Although illiteracy is a haunting problem in India the vast talent pool in the country never ceases to amaze people. To reach this position from the days of gurukul system - which although was a very efficient way of imparting knowledge, did great wrong to the oppressed classes - was no piece of cake. Our education system underwent tremendous changes and requires more changes especially in the quality of education to accelerate the rate at which India is growing. After independence education for all was the aim of the government. The unhealthy practice of discrimination was done away by the 86th Constitutional Amendment and education has been made compulsory for the age group 6 to 14. However, the efforts of improving the standards of Indian Education are not meeting with success, due to hurdles like accessibility, poverty, corruption and other factors. The quality of education is being compromised. The issues that are negatively affecting the quality of education in our country are manifold. Firstly at the primary level, infrastructure is extremely lacking, pupil to teacher ratio is very high. University level is no better either, what with countless universities springing up at every corner of the road and more often than not without required infrastructure. Secondly students aren’t very well aware of the career choices they have and a career once picked, can’t be switched midway very easily. Thirdly current curricula are not up to the mark, in terms of keeping up with the developments in world and in sensitizing kids towards the gender issues. India’s educational infrastructure is grossly lacking at all...
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