Privatization of Higher Education

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Nagashree A R said:   6 years ago
According to me, due to the privatization of higher education, systematic teaching, discipline, regularity and quality education can be achieved compared to government sector at the same time to obtain above all advantages we have to pay for it. Today private education becomes a business. From these activities, they reduce their fame. And these sector mixing business, politics with education this affects greatly on educational life of middle-class and below poverty line students.
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Akash Gonjari said:   6 years ago
Hello friends,

According to my opinion, privatisation should be there in India to improve the literacy of increasing Indian population; but there should be a limit of no of privatised colleges to maintain the quality of education. Along with privatisation, there should be audit organisation like HRDC/AICTE/NAAC/NBA to quantify the quality of education and to disqualify colleges failing to possess quality.

So, by this way quality education will reach to every area of the country and the power of government also get saved as colleges will get privatised.
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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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Mythological alien said:   6 years ago
India being a developing country certainly have some rugged edges and the education system is certainly one of them. Firstly, the government institutions are very less in number and do not have enough seats to take in most of the applicants. The private institutions see this as a chance to recruit the remaining students. Although they may be costly in terms of fees the students comply with it since they are the last resort.

With a large number of students resorting to private institutions for higher studies the private sector obviously is on the way of taking over the section of higher studies. Keeping facilities and fees in mind, along with better job placements in certain cases, the government sector is still ahead but that would be because of government funding which if provided to private institutions should be able to bring down their massive fee structure. Also, we need to keep in mind that one of the main reasons behind the high fee structure of private institutions is because they do not get government funding and subsidies, unlike the public institutions.

So in conclusion, I would like to say that in order for the higher education of students to improve the best way would be for the public and private sector to work together since then they would be able to take in more students and also obtain fundings from the government making their facilities less costly.
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Ravalika said:   6 years ago
Privatisation of higher education should be there because in our India there is no proper education in government schools and we have to reduce fee structure in private colleges because there is many middle and poor families are there in our country and provide scholarships to all students and no caste reservations.

Thank you.
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Aniruddh B Benakal said:   7 years ago
Privatization of higher education is a bane because first of all education is a task which should consider all around development of alumni whereas private owned educational institutes concern up on high standards more than moral, ethical, and emotional values. In the real world, there is a greater need for the ethically concerned ones in order to make our selves comfort. And I need to conclude by scripting Education is not a business which most of the privatized universities does. Thank you.
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Alain Michal said:   7 years ago
In France, where education was 90% public, the private sector gained the upper hand. The public universities lack money and is forced not to be competitive for admission.
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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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Andrew Romanuk said:   7 years ago
So, in my country privatization of Higher Education has pluses and minuses (My country is Ukraine).

Minuses:

1) First at all teachers can demand money for marks even if you are an excellent student.

2) In my country many poor people which haven't money to pay.

Pluses:

1) About system of education. The Goverment doesn't give useful education system but in private centres it can be resolved.
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Sailes Dasmahapatra said:   7 years ago
As per higher education is concerned, essential is the privatisation. In many places, a university is unable to provide seats to those students who pass the bachelor degree with distinction, from colleges which are affiliated to the pre-mentioned university. Undoubtedly these students do have merit. They go to the private universities to attain the masters. When Government is showing white flag, then the students do not find any places but private universities.

If we talk about the fees structure, yes they are quite uplifted in comparison to their Government regulated counterparts. But it is indeed costly to provide lab facilities or developed infrastructure to the students aspiring for higher education. The government can afford subsidies, but the private university relying on mere individuals cannot afford so.

My opinion is if govt collaborates with these private universities, then both the concerned parties will be privileged,
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