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Privatization of Indian Education – Boon or Bane ?

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  • Indian education system is riddled with problem and lacuna’s.
    Primary Level : Primary level education is suffering from lack of quality of teacher, their attendance, infrastructure and method of education. ASER report highlighted the serious shortcomings where students of 3rd standard are not able to perform addition.

    Secondary Level : Major problem is enrollment. Gross enrollment Ratio(GER) is about 65% along with huge gender gap. However quality remains a question here also.

    Higher Level : GER is about 23% percent and gender gap is largest in this level of education. In government institution like IIT’s IIM’s and other central universities are performing great in terms of quality, but institutions of state are in sorry state.

    Privatization of Education :
    Delivering quality education at primary and secondary level is in the hands of private sector. Since government schools and colleges are facing issue of
    * Quality teachers.
    * Adequate infrastructure.
    * Sanitation Facility in campus.
    At higher level gov. institution largely deliver quality education but they are not sufficient in number to support the aspiration of all aspirant.

    How privatization is boon :
    * Since government educational institutions are not easily available in nearby areas. private schools proves to be boon.
    * Accountability of private institution is high in terms of their performance therefor high quality education.
    * At higher level education these institution provides opportunity to the students who could not face throat cutting competition of entrance exams.

    How privatization is bane :
    * Highly instrumental education which is enough to reach good score but not sufficient to build character and awareness.
    * Promotion of materialism and reflecting insensitive attitude.
    * Majority of population fails to secure admission due to high fees.
    * Culture of capitation fees.
    * Creating gulf between educated student from rural ares and urban areas.
    * Stance promotion of inequality.

    It is responsibility of state to ensure that there are adequate means of education are available and remains affordable. Government introduces various schemes i.e. Sarva Siksha Abhiyan, Rastiya Uchattar Sikhsa Abhiyan, Rastriya Madhaymik Siksha Abhiya, Model School Scheme, Residential Schools for girls, Mid-Day Meal scheme. But still government is facing similar issues regarding quality and accountability. Government need to take proactive measures like :
    * Ensuring accountability of government teachers regarding their attendance and performance,
    * Providing sanitation facility at campus.
    * Grievance redressal mechanism for parents and student.
    * Performance linked hike and transfer of teachers.
    * Providing occupational education at secondary level.
    * Establishing IIT’s IIM’s in every state and greater penetration of primary education in rural areas.
    * Revision of syllabus to ensure moral base character building education, awareness of rights and development of compassion and patriotism.

    • More than 400 words… This topic worth an essay rather than answer 🙂

    • modiji

      privatization of indian education is boon or bane ? this question often hit the mind of policymakers and educationsit and ter people assciated with policy framing like legislators and various R&D reserch instituions.

      now question arises is which one is better should we follow privatization? in which form privatization should be adopted? how to assess the short term and losng term result of privatization? etc
      to answer above questions it is nessaery to go in past and trace the chronologocal events and happenings in field of education—how our education sysytem eveoled since indepencde to this time and what factors have contrivuted in incrse in litracy levels.

      recently according to 20111 census india has 74% litercy which is 9% above than that of 2001 level but is that no enough to boast the achievemtn of our education sysytem or shoulde we annalyse increse in % in mcrospoci view like although there is incrse in litracy level but is this contibuted in incrse in quality of education?
      is our workforce is skillled enough to be emploeyed in bigh industyries ?
      are we generating high no of resch scholars and phds that will take care of rescah and developement in various field of science and hmaniitits?

      for getting the answers of above question we have to list out the pros and cons of privatixation of our education sysytem and how it is changing the whole scenario of education sysytem in our country—

      pros of privatization——

      1. improvement in qwality of education sysytem with enhaced infa, use of IT tech, and education at the fingetip will crate a lot of possibility of incresed quality and better coverage to large sections of society

      2. incrse in no of enrollment by incrseing the no of univeryt and colleges in private sector so that more no of people can get the necessery skill to work in industires and exploding IT INDUSTRIES

      3.privatizaion also leads to entreprenrship in education secotr like unacademy;coursera;mooc etc have really revolutionsied the ides of education

      4. india is suffering from lack of infra and other asscociated requirement in education like due to poor transpotaion facilties and long distances from village to town inhibit the poor children from attending schools so here privatization will peove very effective by empolyiong the IT tools for unviersal spread of education faciltires to far flung villages

      5. privatization will also removes the hurdle of framing course curriculam accroding to gov norms whiich do not take into considration the industry demand so privatization can overcome the lag of education skill by partnering with various industry acdemy

      cons of privatization——————

      1. high fee will deter the poor and lower section of sciety from abmit of education

      2. collusion between corporate and education academiea will strifle the reschr and deveopemnt and more inclination toewads skill to work in industry

      3. mushrooming of high no of coachinf and private colleges will leads to a giant eucation private industry wihcih do not cater to demand of scoety

      4. lower pay and perks in private schools will lesd to more chaos among the techers and educationist

      5. more no of emploeyment opportunity to those who have studien in english medium so it stifles the progress of hindi and lingualist culture of india

      there and many othe rpros and cons but finaldecsion must be atken after whole annalysysis anc hcek and aalalaces

      • Good. keep writing.This one better than your last one.

    • True, it is more of an essay topic than a debating one. However you have done justice to the topic.good. As mentioned in another comment – Add little philosophical angel such Gandhiji’s Nayi Talim concept – that
      will be the food for the examiner’s brain . Apart from that it is as
      always a good answer.

  • Indian education system is riddled with problem and lacuna’s.
    Primary Level : Primary level education is suffering from lack of quality of teacher, their attendance, infrastructure and method of education. ASER report highlighted the serious shortcomings where students of 3rd standard are not able to perform addition.

    Secondary Level : Major problem is enrollment. Gross enrollment Ratio(GER) is about 65% along with huge gender gap. However quality remains a question here also.

    Higher Level : GER is about 23% percent and gender gap is largest in this level of education. In government institution like IIT’s IIM’s and other central universities are performing great in terms of quality, but institutions of state are in sorry state.

    Privatization of Education :
    Delivering quality education at primary and secondary level is in the hands of private sector. Since government schools and colleges are facing issue of
    * Quality teachers.
    * Adequate infrastructure.
    * Sanitation Facility in campus.
    At higher level gov. institution largely deliver quality education but they are not sufficient in number to support the aspiration of all aspirant.

    How privatization is boon :
    * Since government educational institutions are not easily available in nearby areas. private schools proves to be boon.
    * Accountability of private institution is high in terms of their performance therefor high quality education.
    * At higher level education these institution provides opportunity to the students who could not face throat cutting competition of entrance exams.

    How privatization is bane :
    * Highly instrumental education which is enough to reach good score but not sufficient to build character and awareness.
    * Promotion of materialism and reflecting insensitive attitude.
    * Majority of population fails to secure admission due to high fees.
    * Culture of capitation fees.
    * Creating gulf between educated student from rural ares and urban areas.
    * Stance promotion of inequality.

    It is responsibility of state to ensure that there are adequate means of education are available and remains affordable. Government introduces various schemes i.e. Sarva Siksha Abhiyan, Rastiya Uchattar Sikhsa Abhiyan, Rastriya Madhaymik Siksha Abhiya, Model School Scheme, Residential Schools for girls, Mid-Day Meal scheme. But still government is facing similar issues regarding quality and accountability. Government need to take proactive measures like :
    * Ensuring accountability of government teachers regarding their attendance and performance,
    * Providing sanitation facility at campus.
    * Grievance redressal mechanism for parents and student.
    * Performance linked hike and transfer of teachers.
    * Providing occupational education at secondary level.
    * Establishing IIT’s IIM’s in every state and greater penetration of primary education in rural areas.
    * Revision of syllabus to ensure moral base character building education, awareness of rights and development of compassion and patriotism.

    • More than 400 words… This topic worth an essay rather than answer 🙂

    • True, it is more of an essay topic than a debating one. However you have done justice to the topic.good. As mentioned in another comment – Add little philosophical angel such Gandhiji’s Nayi Talim concept – that
      will be the food for the examiner’s brain . Apart from that it is as
      always a good answer.

  • sowmya

    As per the populous census of india 2011,literacy rate of india has gone up to 74% by 9% points from 2001 which ensures india is becoming slowly a universal literate nation.Despite such high literate levels there are wide gender and regional variations added with poor quality makes education inadequate to 21st century demands.

    Although india achieved universal enrollment in primary education ,same proportion of enrollments could not be observed in subsequent levels due to lower standards and other social factors results in unskilled labour force which makes the govt to develop new ways to enhance education standard in india .one of the alternative is privatization of education

    Need for privatization of education :

    1.Quality of education is uneven as 57% of students who are education but are not adequately prepared for employment
    2.For better infrastructure and to improve standards for global recognition
    3.Developing practical approach in studies by adopting various procedures like computer based study,projections etc
    4.Foreign collaborations with institutions at large scale will enhance capabilities in curricula and pedagogic practices

    Boon ?
    1.Improve education atmosphere ,promote skills which caters to market needs
    2.Ensures quality with practical approach for any concept and helps in improving thinking capability for students
    3.Promote state of the art facilities through labs,classes,libraries with wide range of books and ensures cleanliness
    4.Develop new way of learning through various platforms like e – learning etc helps in greater exposure

    Bane ?
    1.Parents income structure determines student status in schools and colleges will enhance disparities among peers
    2.Increased fee structure couldn’t be affordable to lower rungs of society and its presence in urban areas make them inaccessible
    3.Promote competitive market and makes student overburden without any scope to accomplish their other interest
    4.Student might get alienated from himself and doesn’t understand true value of education rather just attending exams and knowing results
    5.enhance regional and gender variations due to its restricted presence and higher fee structures

    Way forward:
    1.Strict implementation of RTE at initial ages with welfare schmes like MDM
    2.private education at selective areas combined with increased budget allocations (6% of national income as recommended by national education policy 1968)
    3.Adequate teacher training practices and employ technology in education
    4.Ensures effective implementation of recent govt launches – Global Initiative of Academic Network or GIAN, and the indigenous ranking framework for universities and institute
    5.Promotion of scholarship schemes for disadvantaged sections and women
    will ensure affective standards will make education affordable ,inclusive and accessible

    • Add little philosophical angel such Gandhiji’s Nayi Talim concept and see if there is any relevance – that will be the food for the examiner’s brain . Apart from that it is as always a good answer.

  • modiji

    privatization of indian education is boon or bane ? this question often hit the mind of policymakers and educationsit and ter people assciated with policy framing like legislators and various R&D reserch instituions.

    now question arises is which one is better should we follow privatization? in which form privatization should be adopted? how to assess the short term and losng term result of privatization? etc
    to answer above questions it is nessaery to go in past and trace the chronologocal events and happenings in field of education—how our education sysytem eveoled since indepencde to this time and what factors have contrivuted in incrse in litracy levels.

    recently according to 20111 census india has 74% litercy which is 9% above than that of 2001 level but is that no enough to boast the achievemtn of our education sysytem or shoulde we annalyse increse in % in mcrospoci view like although there is incrse in litracy level but is this contibuted in incrse in quality of education?
    is our workforce is skillled enough to be emploeyed in bigh industyries ?
    are we generating high no of resch scholars and phds that will take care of rescah and developement in various field of science and hmaniitits?

    for getting the answers of above question we have to list out the pros and cons of privatixation of our education sysytem and how it is changing the whole scenario of education sysytem in our country—

    pros of privatization——

    1. improvement in qwality of education sysytem with enhaced infa, use of IT tech, and education at the fingetip will crate a lot of possibility of incresed quality and better coverage to large sections of society

    2. incrse in no of enrollment by incrseing the no of univeryt and colleges in private sector so that more no of people can get the necessery skill to work in industires and exploding IT INDUSTRIES

    3.privatizaion also leads to entreprenrship in education secotr like unacademy;coursera;mooc etc have really revolutionsied the ides of education

    4. india is suffering from lack of infra and other asscociated requirement in education like due to poor transpotaion facilties and long distances from village to town inhibit the poor children from attending schools so here privatization will peove very effective by empolyiong the IT tools for unviersal spread of education faciltires to far flung villages

    5. privatization will also removes the hurdle of framing course curriculam accroding to gov norms whiich do not take into considration the industry demand so privatization can overcome the lag of education skill by partnering with various industry acdemy

    cons of privatization——————

    1. high fee will deter the poor and lower section of sciety from abmit of education

    2. collusion between corporate and education academiea will strifle the reschr and deveopemnt and more inclination toewads skill to work in industry

    3. mushrooming of high no of coachinf and private colleges will leads to a giant eucation private industry wihcih do not cater to demand of scoety

    4. lower pay and perks in private schools will lesd to more chaos among the techers and educationist

    5. more no of emploeyment opportunity to those who have studien in english medium so it stifles the progress of hindi and lingualist culture of india

    there and many othe rpros and cons but finaldecsion must be atken after whole annalysysis anc hcek and aalalaces

    • Good. keep writing.This one better than your last one.

  • cherry

    plz review sirrrr…………..

    • Though you have covered all points, try to deal one issues at a time. For example you can write the pros first and then cons and then top it with a conclusion to make it better.If you write pros and cons together it hampers the clarity.Hope it helps.

      • cherry

        thank u sir,it will be helpfull,n am sorry i didnt uploaded pages in order,might have made ur work more complicated…,sorry fir this sir

  • cherry

    plz review sirrrr…………..

    • Though you have covered all points, try to deal one issues at a time. For example you can write the pros first and then cons and then top it with a conclusion to make it better.If you write pros and cons together it hampers the clarity.Hope it helps.

      • cherry

        thank u sir,it will be helpfull,n am sorry i didnt uploaded pages in order,might have made ur work more complicated…,sorry fir this sir