India has been labelled as a developed country by the USA, but are we developed when basic amenities like education in the country aren’t up to the mark. The major unemployment in the country is one of the many results of a poor higher education system. With poor institutional status, most Indian higher education institutes are not able to give quality education to the students enrolled. Even when the fee charged by private as well as public institutes have been increasing every year, no improvement has been seen in the overall quality of education. Let’s find out why by looking at The unaddressed concerns of Higher Education in India.
1. Outdated Methods and Inadequate Research
There is an inadequate focus on research in higher education institutes. Talk about research related to the courses offered or for students well-being and advancement. Most India higher education institutes in the country are still following age-old courses and carrying the same infrastructure, not realising that will changing times the requirements of students have changed.
2. Political Interference:
In a democracy like India, it is sad to realise that no higher education institute is truly autonomous. Most institutes face interference in their management by politicians, these interference are mostly direct and influence major decisions taken by the institutes.
3. Quality of Curriculum
The UGC has laid down various guidelines relating to the quality of education, but that doesn’t mean that these guidelines are followed by all universities. Most universities lack behind in the quality of education either due to financial constraints or ignorance.
4. Training and Development
Unlike any other area of employment, higher education has limited opportunities for its employees to get trained in new methods of teaching. Training and development for professors are necessary to keep them updated and in sync with the current world, failing to implement the same result in ineffective teaching standards.
5. Poor Infrastructure and Facilities:
It is no surprise that higher education institutes in the country fall behind in the infrastructure standards. The quality of infrastructure and other necessary facilities pitiable in most of the public institutions and the private sector isn’t doing a great job either.
The higher education in the country is suffering and the only way to revive the same in by finally putting forward changes concerning these unaddressed concerns.