Whither Education – An Apathy

Whither Education – An Apathy

Possibly after half-a-century of American indian Independence, the fate of education, educators and students has hardly improved. The apathy of the ability that be, including a huge portion of society, has not changed when it comes to human resource development and education. Even now there are more than four crore educated laid-off youths in India. Arlen Benny Cenac Jr

India boasts of being planet’s third knowledge power but effectively this is the lowest when judged against per thousand-population base. Social degradation, inflicted by politics might, is reflected in educational institutions across India. Aberrations have become the rule on campuses that are infested with self-seekers and politicians. 

Democratization of higher educational institutions, though a noble concept, has in the past 20 years turned campuses into a cauldron of stinking filth. These are maintained by affiliations charged with little regard for brilliance, honesty and intellectual probity. Unethical and politically-motivated decisions serve a few and are reflections of social catharsis.

Geographic India consolidated into a polity by the British has moderate into conglomerations of see charged, disjointed entities and facsimiles of democratic wreckage. The classic conservative wishing for an ordered polity and commensurate pursuit of knowledge on the campuses are missing. Whichever brand rules the region, this section of society commands no respect now. Should it be students or teachers they avoid have a voice, they don’t constitute an essential service and education is not only a national necessity. Becoming a state subject, educational policies experience innumerable deformities.

Though it is just a constitutional accountability, the non-availability of cash and vested administrative set up have generated the mushrooming of universities, fake campuses, private enterprises and numerous makeshift centers of education as also fly-by-air international campuses. It has flipped out to be a great financial endeavor with hardly any risk engaged because it does not come under VAT or any other financial difficulties. India has presently more institutions of such type than colleges, an outstanding possibility to rope in knowledge seeking youth and those who wish to fly off to greener pastures.

The moment it comes to the formulation of policies about degree, structuring the system, financial assistance, grants and salary, the statutory body-University Grants Commission-is mentioned like a sacred cow worshipped as well as butchered in the streets. Just how far the UGC is autonomous is a common knowledge. It is now a post office, a government business, disbursing petty grants, given the nod by the Central Govt, among universities or organizations with a number of tags attached to them depending after the position of the recipient organizations, state, Central, autonomous or deemed universities. There is a perpetual complaint about the non-availability of money. The administration should appreciate that the jumbo cupboard and expenditure on legislatures could be lessen to feed and educate a few villages. The educator wants to be a ladder after which students could climb and size new heights.

The Central and state governments employ ESMA to curb the voice of agitating people, but it takes no time to give benefits to politicians and bureaucrats. It is essential to please them so that a symbiotic balance is maintained as also to oblige a few of them. The government is unsucssesful to take effective steps to curb industrialization of education. Within several hours the doles succumbed Legislative house and honorarium were bending but the 6 % expenditure of the GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT on education has turned out to be dogma persisting right from the Kothari Commission advice for over four decades now.

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