Quality of Education in India affecting Employment

August, 26, 2016

One question that comes to my mind is that “Is our present Education System adequate to provide quality education to the students” Every year thousands of students passout but do they really get employment?

A recent ASSCoM-McKinsey study showed that only one out of Ten Indian students with degrees in humanities and one out of four engineering graduates are employable. So much for India’s boast of having one of the largest technical and scientific manpower reserves in the world.

A study by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council showed that 90 per cent of the colleges and 70 per cent of the universities that the council graded were of middling or poor quality.

The quality of school education hasn’t improved. A recent study found that in rural north India on an average day, there is no teaching activity in about half of the primary schools.

On an average most Indian universities revise their curricula only once in five to 10 years but even then they get defeated in both letter and spirit.

The shortage of good institutions has seen cut-off percentages for entry into good colleges soar to genius levels. This year’s qualifying marks for RCom (Hons) course in Delhi’s SRCC was 98.75 per cent .

Studies show that the number of students committing suicide because of the pressure to perform well in secondary board exams is rising alarmingly.

Currently, many students passing out from institutions of higher education do so without obtaining the kind of skills they really need to work in a real-world environment. Among the drawbacks many students face are lack of ability to analyze or solve problems, relate problems to different contexts, communicate clearly and have an integrated understanding of different branches of knowledge.

The student is asked to face a question paper at the end of the year, or in some universities, at the end of the semester. This archaic examination system, unfortunately does not really test the kind of skills they require to be successful in either the pursuit of pure theoretical knowledge or in practical real world situations

Almost half of the country’s population is below 25 years. Almost 10 per cent of them or 12 crore are between the ages of 18 and 23. If they are equipped with both knowledge and skills, they could drive India’s entrepreneurial and Competitive spirit and make it into global power.

Hence the expectations of the passing out students are higher but when even a B.Tech/B.E. or MBA/MCA student passing out from an average institute does not get the desired job, even if they get a job, they have to be contented with a starting salary much below their expectations

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