Education is the foundation of a bright future. It is education that increases your knowledge and makes you a wise person. And this brain power then gains you a good reputation in the society; a cozy job with the handsome salary; and above all give success you wish for. However, to attain quality education is still a distant dream for many. In India, we don’t have sufficient institutions that can deliver education which in return offer the youth of our country with great prospects. Being in the developing phase India is perhaps the best country in the world doing every bit for this education sector.
Today, when we see the elementary level education sector of India, it is indeed an amazing experience to see even lower income group people are also sending their kids to schools. It has become possible with the efforts of a bunch of people who we vote to power to run the country. Their a number of strategies of making education free up to 8th grade for boys and up to 12th grade for girls, free mid-day meal, free uniform, and free stationery etc. have brought these changes.
Some of you must be wondering why this discrimination between boys and girls. This is the other plan of the Government to solve the concerns regarding the drop out ration of girls after 8th or 9th grade. And to strength this strategy government is leaving no stone unturned, as now most of the state governments along with the free education encourage girls with free bicycles to complete their studies and some states are going ahead of all this and distributing laptops to higher secondary students to make them future ready. With all these efforts the Government of India is rightfully deserves to be applauded for it.
But when it comes to higher education, the youth still looks towards overseas options to pursue their further studies. The reason for this is very simple and that is we didn’t focus on higher level of education, though there is no one to blame for it, for a big country like India, where more than half of its population is uneducated and illiterate. So, the primary concern has to make that mass of people equip with the basic education, so they can at least read or write which will help them to make both ends meet.
Coming back to the higher education, there are plenty of universities mushrooming like anything, but their primary purpose is business. And when the motive is only minting money then how can an educational institution provide or focus on quality education that will help students come up with flying colours and have a bright future. Nevertheless, the youth of India should not be disappointed as like other sectors in Gujarat, education sector has also been growing by leaps and bounds. And today, Gujarat is the most preferred state for doing higher education and particularly its capital has become a hub for B- Schools and the various course these colleges offer are: BBA in Ahmedabad, PG Diploma course in Ahmedabad, MBA in Ahmedabad, and other short term Corporate training programs etc.
The writer of this article is a career counselor for MBA in Gujarat, and has been into education sector for over a decade. He is also involved in Corporate Training to many business organizations.