India is a developing country, which is known for its varied culture and tradition. While we use the word ‘developing’ it means there are new forward ideas and changes coming up from India and also there are something lacking too compared to other countries. Being an Indian, it is the responsibility of each and every one of us to scrutinize this and contribute to the development of our country. This may result in finding many of the factors of development like technologies, industries, environmental needs, Jobs and most importantly Education.
Yes, education has become a must remedy for every country to help their existence and development economically. India is one among them, which concentrates more on extending education to the whole states within that and make sure that it is being developed into a hundred percent literacy rated nation. Still, there are many hindrances faced by the government in making this venture successful. In the coming paragraphs we will discuss about those.
Comprising the literacy rates of all the thirty-five states in India, we can see that India is rated at 74.04%. 82.14% is Male literacy rate while female literacy rate is 65.46 %. This reflects where India lacks in one side for becoming a 100 percent developed state. That is, Females in India are not getting attention enough to provide them with education. Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Jharkhand, Jammu and Kashmir, Bihar, Arunachal Pradesh and Andhra Pradesh are found to be states whose literacy rate falls below 60 percent according to the latest Census 2011. But still we can see a good rise in the literacy rate of females compared to the previous years, which is a positive sign for the government to have hope in extending education to the females in India. Because of an effective education system India is following, we can see the improvements as a nation and as individuals. It is only because of a progressed education system and an advanced thinking mentality we got a lady President for India – Prathibha Patil, who seated as the first lady President.
Another area of development in the field of education in India is the declining demand of teaching profession. Since the payment criteria for teachers are dropping down, it pushes up many of them to switch to other field of job. This also forces upcoming students to swift their mind from creating a dream of becoming a teacher and understanding the value of sharing education, and to focus on raising their career as Engineers or Doctors. This becomes a huge threat for the future generation on ending up under lack of education and knowledge. This is a strong tip of thought for the Government to decide on fixing the value of teachers and remunerate them well.
Also through thorough assessment and valuation, it should be made sure that the quality of teachers and the standard of education are running in a hopeful way so that the students passing out are moulded virtually in their knowledge and skills. Even though, we can observe that a good number of people in teaching profession struggle to broaden education in India via free services like education camps, awareness sessions on learning and development, introduction and demonstration of new technologies and ideas etc. which again contributes the education system of India noticeable. The self-sacrificing attitude of such people promotes the future generation to follow them and build up a trained generation with lot of knowledge and skills in coming days.
While speaking about Education, it is of utmost importance to consider about the number of schools located in a country. Lack or shortage of number of schools in states like Bihar, Rajasthan etc. makes its development slow, which is again linked with the development of the country. To widen Education the government is very much accountable to open schools not only in the urban areas but also rural areas as well. Along with the increased number of schools, the facilities also should be sensible. There are many schools even in some cities, which require lab and quality technology facilities.
Indian government should look into such education systems and make sure these inconveniences are covered up sufficiently. On the other hand, we can find people who are serious in their thoughts to fill in these issues and promote the quality of each educational institution. We can find the growing number of Computer study centres, students’ labs, tutorial institutes etc. that makes education in India move on faster and effective without any interruption.
The wide range of syllabuses is a major reason for the fluctuation in the graph of education and growth in different states. In Indian education system we can find different syllabuses out of which some of the common syllabuses are ICSE, CBSE and State syllabuses. Each syllabus has its own standards and targets based on which the knowledge and skills of students will differ. Also the donation criteria for acquiring seats for these types of schools are again a hindrance for students to pitch into a good educational institution. At times, it is noted that students of high grades are moved to private institutions because of their financial inability.
The government should consider such corruptions happening in the education circle and find immediate remedies to resolve it so that everybody, apart from any differences based on caste, creed or money are getting educated equally. Again there are some optimistic layers for education system in India, where we can find students coming out from such schools and colleges are carrying innovative ideas and dreams, which they could deliver for the growth of the country. The inputs teachers are providing them, which make them individuals with high skills, and good habits are a model for the upcoming generation.
Although we went through some common drawbacks of Indian education system, we also found some positives also which we can keep in mind.
Thinking about all these will make us appreciate our education system on its pluses and find new ideas for motivating the government and responsible authorities to have an eye on the minuses and take the necessary steps to push the education system up. While doing this it is always worth to keep in mind the words of Dr. Abdul Kalam Azad:
When learning is purposeful, creativity blossoms,
When creativity blossoms, thinking emanates,
When thinking emanates, knowledge is fully lit,
When knowledge is lit, economy flourishes.
So we can join our hands in placing our country and its economy as a hundred percent educated citizens’ nation.
[Vaibhav is the Editor at GovernmentJobSearch.in. He works on the Indian employment topics and helps people with all the latest employment news in the job sector. You can contact him at vaibhav[at]governmentjobsearch.in for any queries related to government jobs.]