Education has always been and continues to be one of the most important needs of mankind. It helps man indoctrinate values and apply the technical know-how in real life situations. Of late, there has been an increasing trend towards privatization of higher education in India. The Government of India cannot absolve itself from the responsibility of providing higher education to its citizens. The Government is thus obliged to not only strive towards providing access to higher education to all its citizens but must also try and improve the quality of Education Directory in India. In order to cater to these needs, a large investment is required. But in India lack of adequate funds continues to be a major hurdle.
Much has been said and written about education – an antonym for illiteracy; sadly a misnomer in a developing country like ours where it has failed to sprout the seeds of academic productivity. Productivity – that signifies a combination of efficiency and effectiveness of a system to efficiently and effectively utilize the natural resources – a commitment that has not been met more than six decades after we have sought our independence. Half of the illiterates of the world are present in India. The results are there for us to see.
India, as per the international nomenclature, is a developing country. This is only a polite way of saying that we have yet to develop. And harshly, it can also be said that we are under developed. Our richness lies in our manpower resources. But in terms of economic and demographic standards we are mediocre; in fact poor.
Let me state that till now we have adopted a strategy of deve1opmemt which, more through an act of omission than of commission, gave a low priority to education. However, the new millennium needs a high degree of dexterity and sophistication, strict discipline, high level of commitment and an equally high level of motivation to achieve the desired objectives.
Apart from neglecting education, we have also…