Privatization of Higher Education

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Sakshi bisht said:   6 years ago
Hello friends.

In my opinion, the idea that privatization of higher education in India is not a good idea at all.

Firstly, privatization of education simply means that government having less control over the higher education sector and letting the private organization work with autonomy. Although the quality of education can be more refined however it limits the check on these organizations whose primary aim is business that comes at the cost of high-end fees, commercialization of education and even misuse of power. And I would like to bring to your attention the quote that says power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Hence I feel there are chances of misuse of the power given to them which may give rise to corruption and as well as lacking morality among the youths as business is the prime concern.

Secondly, I feel that concept of privatization of higher education is completely against the constitution of India that on one hand promise to give everyone equal opportunities and the other no discrimination. Because the scenario in private is the one handful of money has only better access to education and somehow it does give an idea that a son of a farmer cannot dream high or rather stay a farmer only the one with affluent family and more connections can carve out there path in fields higher studies. It is like India depriving itself of people like Kalam, Ambedkar.

Thirdly, education should be inclusive, not exclusive if one has the skill he/she should be able to pursue no matter what staus he or she belongs to. I don't know how many of you are familiar with Mahabharat but nearly everyone has heard the story of eklavya who being from a tribal background wasn't considered good enough to be taught by a great sage. However, he didn't alienate from his path but the youths today might just put there energy or skill or talent into something destructive if they are denied such things. Then we might have more of Isis terrorists. Hence we need no more left out eklavyas.

Therefore I believe the state or central institutes for higher education should flourish it gives a platform to students from varied background to compete and improve their skills and provided with the equal resources thus paves the way for not just healthy competition but also healthy India, where the power rest not with the privileged one but the deserving ones. I know that the governance of the country in maintaining such institutes isn't efficient but privatization of higher education is also not the solution it might help I short term but in long term, it may lead to increasing rich-poor gap and materialism.

Henceforth with the above points, I would like to rest my opinion.
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Vaishali said:   7 years ago
Hi, I am Vaishali.

Education is what making anyone's able to live in this world with dignity. Education is most important for the man of every class either they belongs to lower class or higher class without education no one is nothing. But the privatisation of education or higher education is not good. Due to this, it will be out of reach far the person of every class. Everyone is not capable of affording that costly education because privatisation increases the cost of education. Because privatization makes the education business so the owner don't think about the future of the nation and anything, they only think about their profit only. This makes rich more rich n poor more poor. They use so manys ways to increase their profit as we see in the private schools, they use so manys ways to earn money for example they told the student's parents to buy books n copies n dresses from school and stationary things also. They pressurised the children's parents to do that. As same if the privatization of higher education is done they also use this types of cheap ways to earn money and due to this many population of our country that is below the poverty lines do not afford the higher studies. Higher education only become a dream for which they do not achieve. So in my opinion privatization of higher education is not good for our developing country India.

Thank you to all.
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Harsh Lavekar said:   9 years ago
Hello everyone my name is Harsh.

First of all I would like to thank you all for giving me opportunity to express my opinion on front of you.

I think that privation of schools is not at all a good step. I agree that the quality increases but it keeps India's future at stake. It means only those who can afford so high amount of fees can only have a secured future.

What about others? Aren't they the part of this country. Why can't they have a good future? We proudly say that India is a democratic country but what we forget is that EQUALITY is a main factor of democracy. Is this equality?

Also if we go to the history. Great kings used to go deep in the forests in GURUKULS to attain education and what facilities where there? they had to do all the works. Which also made them independent.

My point is if government makes some strong efforts then they could give higher quality education too. And India would be a "Private Schools Eradicated country".

But this can happen only if we the. The youth the future generation of India join our hands together and fight for this.

This was all I had to say thank you for listening me so patiently and thank you for giving me your precious time.

Thank you once Again.
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Amandeep dhillon said:   1 decade ago
Hi, my name is Amandeep and I am glad to present my views on increasing privatization of higher education.

Now-a- days government is providing money, bicycles/uniforms to the students attending government schools, thus make education free. As a response to this initiative of the government, many students got admissions in government schools. Also girls education got promoted. But unfortunately, no steps are taken to improve the standard of education. In-fact, the number of students is more than the capacity of the class. We cannot deny the fact that, majority of government teachers prefer their children should study in private schools rather than the government schools, providing an example of low quality education being given in the government schools. Private schools, in no doubts, provide better education and exposure to the students, thus making them independent and decisive.

Now if we consider quality of higher education, in government and private colleges and universities, of-course, government colleges are better. The private colleges and universities which provide quality education are few in number and very costly. As a result, many students feel difficult to carry on with their studies any longer. It is the sole responsibility of the government to make policies that can provide impartial education to all the children. After all, education can bring innovation and our nation need youngsters that can work for the betterment of the country.

The government should ensure that the upcoming private universities/colleges/institutes should have genuine fees structure, talented faculty, well equipped labs, libraries, scholarships.

Now-a-days, we come across the news of corruption, making false degrees/certificates, bribes to get admissions in reputed colleges. All these incidents weaken our education system. Government should make strict policies to avoid such incidents and non-adherence to the policies should me made punishable. We need a strong law to impart quality education.
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Sumit kumawat said:   9 years ago
Hello everyone my name is Sumit kumawat.

I don't think that we need more professional colleges in our country because more these colleges more student may be good or bad in studies or do have any interest in the field go for engineering or any professional and due to this in colleges no one cares about study and don't do hard work to learn and get pass just by cramming or by cheating or may be with money that why most of the graduate these days don't have enough technical as well as communication skills.

Privatization of higher education has both good and bad. Good is that because in pvt. Colleges every faculty have not a permanent authority. So, They teach their students properly to got a better result. If they not, They can be expelled out. And bad is that Pvt. Colleges has more fees which is not affordable by every person. Everyone have a desire to get admission in good college to become their future bright. In India, there are few Government colleges but syllabus will have not been updated since 1980s. Every teacher in government colleges consider himself a director. They don't care about students future. And wants to get free in whole day.

There is no doubt that privatization will give quality education but it oppose a basic constitutional right i.e. right to equality. Because it will lead to upliftment of upper class or economically strong people. Poor student will continuously decline from main stream.
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Ankit Tiwari said:   7 years ago
As we know that India is still a developing country and 50% of the population is below poverty. I am totally against the privatization of higher education because of following points.

1. Management of private colleges are demanding donations for admission.

2. They treat education as a business.

3. They are enlarging the gap between poor and rich people.

4. Violating the right to equality.

5. They do whatever they want.

For example,

Increasing the fee, making their own rules and regulations etc.

There are some good private institutions but they are minor in numbers. It is the responsibility of government to provide same quality education to rich and poor. The government should ensure that there must be genuine fee structure, talented faculty, equipped labs in private institutions.

So, at last, I would like to say education system must be governmental not privatized.
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Sarbashis Ghosh said:   1 decade ago
Like every coin has two sides, similarly every thing follows with a positive as well as a negative effect.

We cannot deny the advantages that we can get by privatizing higher education, in the same way the loopholes are also prominent.

In order to provide education to these huge population of India privatization of education is necessary. Also the quality of education that students get from these private institutes are much higher in comparison to that of the government institutes.

Looking into the bad part of it, is that able and deserving students with poor economic and financial situation are held back, whereas students with less merit and much higher financial conditions gets the chance to carry with their education. Again, if the education system is privatized completely then it will be a business and we students will get affected from that.

So effective measures should be taken from our government to make it absolutely certain that meritorious students who cannot afford higher education are not deprived and continue with their education with higher compensation or scholarship maybe.
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Chandra Dangwal said:   5 years ago
Hello I am Chandra.

Very good afternoon to you all we all are here for a group discussion on the topic of privatisation of higher education about money there should be no privatisation of higher education because it is a level where everyone want to be reached.

But this lack of money lots of people are not able to go to their higher education. And we all know that the education it will be higher or not is only a part of business for the businessman all the private colleges if they really matter the future of the students they have to be decrease the fees but they are not doing that.

There are number of government colleges government should give the facility for higher education to the childrens of the students which we want to educate. At a point we can say that a private colleges take more features because of their profits their facility and all but what about the government has lot of money. Government can do anything they have power they have system and also the power of money so nothing is impossible for the government. Should they have to be arrange the system for higher education.

As I conclude the points that government should give the facility for the students by which the students who have lack of money can be easily study in the government colleges for higher education and they have to be another option in the front of private colleges for higher education they can also choose the government colleges for higher education.
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Abhishek tol said:   1 decade ago
Swami Vivekananda quoted "Education is the manifestation of perfection already in men". Education is compulsory for each and every individual who wants to succeed in any area of life.

Primary education till the age of 14 years is compulsory and free in India and is maintained by the government. But when it comes to higher education, the trend of privatization is sadly noticed in India.

The largest drawback resulting from privatization of education is increase in the fees as a result of which most of the students who are interested in continuing their studies are forced to quit.

The question that arises is that why cannot government provide free higher education? We are all aware of the fact that any individual who only had his primary education is not eligible for earning the bare minimum that is required for his or her survival. Though most of the people do not accept this bitter truth but the fact remains.

If we take a close look at the statistics of developing countries we will see that India as a developing country lacks far behind when it comes to analyzing the ration of people with higher education as compared to the other developing countries.

The proportion of the University and College going students is 6% in India while the figure is 20% in Egypt and Thailand, 10% in Turkey, 11% in Brazil, and 16% in Mexico.

In developed countries on the other hand, the ratio of the students opting for higher education is nearly 40%. If India dreams of becoming a developed country in the near future, it is extremely essential that more and more students opt for higher education.
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Deepika ohapatra said:   1 decade ago
According to me privatization is not totally bad because the quality of education provided in private colleges is always better than that in government colleges because in pvt. colleges the teachers know that if they are not giving their best for the students. They are out. Whereas the teachers in government colleges are just working for the sake of their job security. Government collages didn't take much care and conecern on each student the lecturers in these colleges are simplly take the clases and they didn't concentrate on students performance wheather he is uderstanding or not. Where as in the private collages they are concentarting on the student's performance regularly and help him to score good marks.
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