Saturday, November 14, 2009
Government , Higher education and Responsibility
Today is birthday of Pandit Nehru. The man who had vision of future India. The manner in which our generation born after independence got education at nominal cost in all most all branches like Medicine, Engineering etc can not be imagined by the present generation students. The concept that education will improve thinking has been defeated by the post Nehru rulers. I have always felt that the higher education specially medicine and Engineering can be best imparted by the Government run institutions like the IIT's AIIMS/PGI or the other institutes . The fact is that today the colleges both Medical and Engineering are in plenty but producing graduates who are qualified but not employable. Who is responsible for this state of affairs? In my opinion since the time concept" Higher education is not the responsibility of Government" has got its root the decay had started and more so since 1995 onwards. No one knows how and when this concept got its firm place among the ruling class. Very few institutes of repute have been opened after Panditji's death.As a responsible educationist I have always supported the cause of merit education, Scholerships or assistance of any nature too the needy students.I sincerely hope that the situation will change for higher education in India so that middle and economically weaker sections are not deprived of higher education.Government of India has set up a commission on higher education now and let us hope for the best.
Posted by Prof. Dr.Sudhir Dagaonkar at 2:27 AM