Privatization of Higher Education

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Amit Bansal said:   1 decade ago
Privatization of Higher Education in India.

Need:
It is definitely one of the crucial topics from yesteryear. The need for privatization finds its way in effective skill development by providing vehicles of several resources. It helps a student to compete in future and perform well. It provides a great deal of amenities in the field of education with demarcated activities. The goal of one gets out of public incarceration through privatization.

Impacts:
The main repercussion we will be able to see is the development of social and cultural perspectives through diversification of the scope of the mind. Private institutions definitely gonna generate a better individual with a firm ambition. Depending upon public sector alone will not grow our country. Role of private functionaries is must for a large democracy.

How to achieve:
In an organization, when there is need to settle for another place, one has to settle with its environment. Going from secondary level in public school to higher level in private college requires a change of mind. Private schools are already made mandated to hire 25% of poor people in their institutions under the well known Right to Education Act. On higher level, several institutions are getting nodes from the education ministry. The government of India should make specific number of institutions to work effectively in the different states.
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Sarada said:   8 years ago
When we say privatisation, will they do it for free for those who can't afford? Do you have an alternate for those who will skip joining their children in schools as they can't pay fees, in fact they will turn into child labours!

Complete privatisation is a no-no. But, can the government make sure the quality of education in government school is good? Can government open schools in every district covering every single house in our country? It is happening in developed nations like US.

If they can't, I would either like part of school activities are privatised. Even private schools give extra curricular activities to outsiders. Likewise, teachers and teaching privatised including headmasters, whereas inspection/audits should be done by government. If this sounds as though whether private people need watchdog from government, I have an alternative.

Government can provide few basic education which is useful for every citizen and let other activities or skills be learnt from private institutions whoever can afford it. I mean to say that in the basic knowledge, government should make sure everybody gets it equally of good quality for free.

Even if this doesn't seem to be a good idea, we may have to brainstorm more on how does government has to contribute for making education in India better and complete privatisation is not solution!
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Babu said:   1 decade ago
Privatization of colleges is not a good step in imparting quality education to the students. Though it is impossible for everyone to get admitted in government colleges, but at the same time government should have a check on the quality of education being provided in the private colleges. There is a call for private universities with the rapidly increasing number of students but at the same time one should see that the quality of education is good at those private universities. The major problem in private universities are those like, lack of proper laboratories, lack of other important equipment and materials through which the practical application of a particular theory or topic can be realized. Apart from that they have made education a business. There is no control on the fee which are to be paid by the students. They are selling a degree for money thus degrading the standard of a particular degree. It is now desired that government should at least see the standard of education in those private universities and should have some laws for controlling the fee for a particular degree so that students from economically backward section does not face much problem. It is also justified that the government should also see the quality of education not only the quantity. Otherwise quality of education will keep on decreasing.
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Harsh Lavekar said:   10 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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Shivam SIO said:   3 months ago
In my opinion, the privatization of higher education should not be allowed. It promotes discrimination in education because, in India, many students belong to poor families, and private institutions never consider this concern. Privatization promotes fraudulent activity in education, and the value of our degrees also decreases because many private colleges give degrees to non-disciplined candidates. Private institutions should be completely banned when the government improves the standing of their college as they maintain the standing of IITs. Every student would get an equal education based on their performance, and money should not be a concern. In Delhi, CM Arvind Kejriwal has changed the status of government schools and colleges. So that shows the equality in education. A private institute education is better than a government college education. In government schools, they follow the old education system and do not promote students for other sectors like sports, entrepreneurship, and start-ups. So accordingly, privatisation should be allowed in the current scenario. If the government improves the education system, then privatization must be banned in India.
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Mickey kumar said:   1 decade ago
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. They have made a benefit from their senior students to order him to take his classes And himself wants to be a tension free. So, government should make a policies just like don't make a senior teacher permanent. They should signed a bond between them if they could give him a good results, then their will be next bond signed. By doing this our government colleges will definetly improved and every student passed from the respective colleges becomes a intellectual. And our countries gain a more that they required.
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Sanmohan aggarwal said:   1 decade ago
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. They have made a benefit from their senior students to order him to take his classes And himself wants to be a tension free. So, government should make a policies just like don't make a senior teacher permanent. They should signed a bond between them if they could give him a good results, then their will be next bond signed. By doing this our government colleges will definetly improved and every student passed from the respective colleges becomes a intellectual. And our countries gain a more that they required.
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Rahul sharma said:   3 years ago
Hello Everyone.

1) According to me, the Privatization of higher education is not a solution to this problem. In India most of the people coming to below the poverty line, it is very problematic for them to collect food two times so in this scenario this is not possible for everyone.

2) Govt has to look at the conditions of govt schools, colleges, and universities. If they developed the infra, teaching quality, placements then with the time automatically students will attract to the govt colleges also.

3) By privatization only rich students will be able to pay the fees of higher education. But what about poor but talented students? this is a massive question for everyone.

4) Govt has to follow the education system of western countries in which they give admission according to the talent of the student, not for money.

5) Good quality of teachers, placement are only demand of a student nothing else. So govt should change the model of education so every student would choose to his/her capabilities.

6) It is also true that by privatization things will be arranged in a more systematic way.

7) So both are good both have some pros and cons.

Regards.
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Aman said:   1 decade ago
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. Their was a report in the newspaper that 58% are not able to pass basic English test of 7th standard so how we expect from them to get a job in good company and that is the reason that in India 70 to 80% graduate are unemployed.

Opening the Engineering colleges is just a business for some money minded people they do not have any sympathy for these students whose parent spend hard earned money on them and after that again theirs son/daughter are useless unemployed.

So it is very important that the govt should do something to unauthorized some useless institutes and for elevating the quality of education (soft, technical) skills as per the company needs.
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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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