Every government promises our young people jobs, but most often we only see media stories on the vast number of people getting laid-off by companies. Every other day we read about our country’s rising number of educated people turning unemployment. However, we have always learnt that those degrees and certificates have the power to fetch you handsome salary and life of your dreams, isn’t it? So what’s going wrong? Is it possible that we might be getting fed education wrongly? Or is it that what we consider to be education is no longer in sync with the practical life? Here are 4 reasons why the ‘educated’ are becoming unemployed due to a faulty system.
1. Poor Quality of Education
Human beings are called socially adaptable as they can very easily adapt to the changing dynamics of the world. However, we still struggle to adapt and educate our children to new changes in our environment. In our schools and colleges, the quality of the education is outdated in each stream. In fact, you must have heard your parents say that they had read the exact literature during their school days. It seems like ‘Baal Bharti’ is actually older than human civilization. The issue is that the adaptive policy takes years and years to get incorporated in the curriculum. While the educational system promotes rattebaazi, cramming and mugging since school day one, they conveniently fail to use new technology in our curriculum hence unemployment is soaring.
2. Focus on the Quantity Rather Than the Quality
Two decades back we had stricter Indian education system with just a few technical colleges available. It was a major achievement in itself to join a REC or a government medical college. Not only were teachers good at these universities, excellent curriculum but their students were also well known and obtained highest positions in different fields. Unfortunately nowadays, as they have leaky roofs and no AC halls, nobody wants to get into a government school or a REC school. The college with a spacious campus, Wi-Fi and other amenities is the best school for students today. The standard of education imparted is passively ignored. Sadly, the facility has taken over faculty and that is why those decrees have reduced to mere showpiece for employers.
3. Ignoring of Skills
We are never allowed to think or ask questions. Let’s face it. Our teachers, neighbors and families agree you are the best student if you can obtain the perfect score in the grading manual to dodge unemployment. In our society, the two digits in your result are often assessed for intelligence. You are a failure if there are fewer numbers because you couldn’t attempt the exam as well as the sample guide. So, practical in the 100 marks exam isn’t really practical. They basically teach nothing and then when it’s time to perform, it turns out to be a total disaster. Recall, people can to learn the survival skills.
4. The Diverging Student Physiology
Once students enter the professional courses, they are advised to mug the concept and only get marks instead of learning the skills required for their particular job.
Unfortunately, maybe that is why today, despite huge talent pool we don’t have high quality doctors, lawyers, engineers, etc. The Indian education system is turning into money making business. High-end swanky colleges offer lucrative deals, students join them for graduation, the government allows them to demonstrate advancement in education and growth and the corporations recruit these students to make quick money from the universities.
The system needs modification according to the changing requirements of the economy. Redundant education methods and content will not only produce weaker produce that will aggravate unemployment but also damage the economy in the long run. Students will keep migrating to universities outside India and next thing we will know is yet another Sunder Pichai will help a foreign organization like Google to grow and achieve greater heights.