Future is uncertain, still one can predict it. If we talk about the future scenario of the Indian education system, it is no less encouraging. The way in which the reform in the education sector is being carried out, no doubt the education scenario of our country will change very soon.
Starting from the primary education system, the government is now taking various steps to universalize elementary education in the country. Various non-government organizations (NGOs) are also part of the revolution.
At the higher educational levels, significant changes have taken place. In the past few years, the scientific and technological developments in the country have caught international attention. The future of Indian education is summarised in the following lines:
- Future Indian education will be exceptional.
- The focus will be on technical and professional education.
- Education will be based on society’s requirements.
- A different kind of Indian student will emerge by 2020.
The government’s education expenditure as a percentage of GDP has never ever risen above 4.3% of GDP, despite the target of 6% having been set in the year 1968 by the Kothari Commission. The country’s education system turns out lakhs of graduates each year but the key challenges before the Government are:
- Improving access and quality at all levels of the education system
- Improving Infrastructure of institutes
- Increasing funding in all levels of education
- Improving Management in institutes
- Improving literacy rates in each state
- Universalization of elementary education
Categories Facing Major Challenges in Our Education System
Despite all the efforts to include all sections and parts of the population into the Indian education system large numbers of young people are still without proper education. It is true that enrolment in primary education has increased but as many as 60 millions of children under the age group 6–14 years are still not able to attend school.
One major problem is the non- availability of schools within a reasonable distance. Many remote areas of India have no educational institute at all.
Other major challenges are poor school infrastructure, high teacher-student absenteeism, a large number of teacher vacancies, poor quality of education.
Then there are groups of children that do not have access to schools and basic education are orphans, laborers, street children and victims of riots and natural disasters.
To raise the literacy rate, all sections of the society need to realize the value of education and hence contribute to improve the Indian education system.
Indian Education System has come a long way and still has a long way to go. With equal contribution from everyone, it can reach the desired level in no time and overcome all the challenges.
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