Author is absolutely correct to specify the nitty gritty or short comings of higher education in our country. But will no Indian govt ever change the H.E.system? What the present govt is doing in this matter? Is it same like earlier govts or working on to bring a change?
I fully agree with the author that we have a huge crisis. I have worked across institutions offering post-graduate education. Who wants quality? Education is big business. Privatisation in the name of access to higher education brought lot of people who have no interest in education and want to make quick money cheating students and parents. The money game extended to inspection and approval to boast as recognised institutions. Industry interaction and quality are money consuming and waste as long as agents bring students. With meagre pay teachers are of low quality and have no academic freedom to pursue research or development. Amassing wealth is the only goal.
The parents of the students and the students themselves see Higher Studies Overseas as a ticket to settle abroad. The parents view the fees as their investment for their children's future. They do not go there because the education is better but because the education there guarantee's their children the citizenship of that country and better lifestyle and in the long run they expect their children to migrate to that country and call them there to settle with them.
the writer says affluent families can afford their kids education of upto 20-30 lakhs.what a burden endlessly keep on spending on raising a family old parents ,wife ,kids and then 20-30 lakhs on education graduation ,post -graduation ,grand weddings keep fillings pockets of money sucking educational institutions endless expenses how many parents can stretch themselves so far and what abt those whose parents cant afford to fill ever rising pockets of educational institutions and then the same old parents who ve done so much become unwanted to the new age cool generation the new age cool generation want cool people ,spoilt animals with arrogant sick attitude who view their parents as burden
Yes, there are big unacceptable gaps in between standard of teaching, govt. further discourages and add agony to intelligentsia due to its reservation policies, where 50% seats are reserved to non competent students. We are all suffering due to this vote bank prejudices.