Should the Government Set-up More IITs and IIMs, OR should it be use the Money for Primary & Secondary Education?

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Sangeet said:   1 decade ago
DEAR, Friend I would like to ask you all a simple question what you will do if you have crores of rupee but you don't have any market to invest or expend. And the second scenario you don't have one rupee and your expenditure is rs 100. In the same way increasing either number of iit, iim or spending money will not be the answer. But a balanced approach should be taken so that increment in any one field is fruitful, for example if we have more number of students with strong base of basic education then we need to increase seat in higher education institutions. If we go on increasing seats in iit, iim and don't have students with strong base with basic education then this higher institution are bound to fall on its feet.

Nitin Agarwal said:   1 decade ago
I have a moderate opinion in respect of this topic, so I would say that we can not compare IIT/IIM with primary education. This is because the scope of primary education is very vast while IIT/IIM are concerned with a small group of people in India. So I would say that the ultimate concern of government is to develop India and these both are necessary for the growth of India, so govt. Should work for development of both the fields of education.

I would not directly say that govt should stop financing to IIT/IIM but would say that most of the people going for these institutes are self capable, so govt. Should make them self financed. Why primary education is to be developed is also man imp. Question because a child does not join IIT/IIM from his birth. He first gets primary edu. & then on the basis of his capability he reaches to IIT/IIM, so unless the quality of primary education is developed there is no meaning of IIT/IIM.

The other thing why IIT/IIM is needed is also need to be understood. Our India is still a developing country plus we have the largest democracy system in the world so to run them we need smart policy makers and brains which can be provided only by quality education of IIT/IIM.

So I conclude the concern of govt. Should be balanced development of both the fields of education.

Nikhil Kumar said:   9 years ago
No, the government should not open more IITs. Even the old IITs are still not well-established, they don't have proper facilities then how can be think of more IITs?

Opening IIT cost government Around 200 crore if this money is used in improving the quality of old IITs or in primary and secondary education much more can be achieved.

Also opening of new IITs by the govt. Instead of not much success by old IITs opening is just a way to increase their vote bank.

Abhishek Nair said:   6 years ago

According to my opinion, the govt should invest more money for primary and secondary education, since every child doesn't choose to be an IITian. Therefore I believe it would be an injustice done to other children in future, cause more focus will be on developing IITs and IIMs. Also, I think that government should set-up money for primary and secondary education because it is builds the base for knowledge which helps a student in whichever field he/she chooses in future. If more IITs and IIMs are set-up and primary and secondary education are not focused then I think the fundamental basics will be lacked by the students, even for the ones who dream to be in IITs and IIMs.

Ram Singh said:   9 years ago
Everyone has their own way of thinking, so please excuse me if something I said is objectionable, If any.

Need is to highlight every profession available in our society. Today few professions are in highlight like engineer, doctor or a management. These are highly paid professions in India which lure a huge population of youth whether it's in their interest/talent or not. Where as professions related to other areas, arts, music, literature, even I can't recall them all, but I think there should be more. We only hear only few professions, engineer, doctor since our childhood, during school, during college and even now we are hearing these few professions. Is there no other profession in India, very limited professions? I doubt whether opening of new IITs and IIMs will improve the situation of employability of growing population of youth. I think this will double the confusion among the youth and will manyfold increase the uninterested (Students with different skill talent or interest) to these areas. Again only few among the lacks will be given chance to get admission in IIT and IIMs.

I raise question whether only these few hand full of graduates/post graduate students will participate in the growth activity of economy. What about a large portion of youth who will not be selected in IIT's and IIM's. They will be like burden to the economy and will keep on increasing year after year. Don't we have other institutes in India? only IIT and IIM. Yes, We have lot of education institutions. Even govt don't trust on these institutions in terms of generating skill equipped youth, that's why need is felt to open new IITs and IIMs. Why don't we improve the existing one rather than opening new. As earlier, friends said our basic education is poor, why don't we look at root level, why don't be improve our primary and secondary education. By opening IITs and IIMs we are reducing the importance of other institutions as well at the same time, a sheer wastage of what efforts been made so far. How every youth who has graduated whether from arts, science, civics, social science, economics, management etc be made participative in the economic growth of our country rather than involving few participants (IITians or IIMs) who eschew the role of other and also the employment and give very less to country if to look in terms of quantity. What to those students who pass from IIT or IIM, sometime they leave country to serve other country or change their professions later in life. Only minimal of these actually contribute to the nation. What is role of these institutions in serving nation then, just to create another creed of IITians IIMians to sell outside? Need is to think differently and by taking each group in mind.

Need is to provide clear vision to the youth by highlighting each profession suiting their interest/talent rather than luring them by shiny few institutions catering to few interest/talent holder. I myself find in a situation that I am not able to think what to do next. The shine or brightness of these few professions are so much that my own true interest got blurred and I don't know where can I go to pursue my interest, other professions got blurred or get tiny with less or no earning prospect in future.

Need is to get the students aware of what profession they can choose in future if they pursue particular subject of their interest (whether arts, science, philosophy, management, economics etc). It will provide confidence of doing what they are doing instead of confusion, whether this course or subject will help me to earn my living in future. I believe students don't posses all the information regarding the future professions or availability of jobs. For that there should be separate department in every school to guide them properly(whether Govt or private schools) or institution equipped with all information about the professions available in our society and the degree of securability. Govt has to come forward for the securability of each profession. Need is to bring confidence among youth that whatever they do will help secure their living in future rather uncertainty in future.

I will repeat again, stop creating these selling brands like IIM(management) or IIT(technology) just to lure the population or catering to few areas. Encouraging two three areas will encroach upon other areas which will result in huge wastage.

Khushboo Jain said:   4 years ago
See, the base of a student starts from the primary education only and if the primary education is good, then the pupils themselves become aware of good secondary and even higher education.

If we compare a student from a middle-class school or even lower than that, and a student from a reputed school, there stands lots of difference.

And moreover, Building more IITs and IIMs will cost the government more with respect to money as these big institutions can't be built in small areas and without much investment as college needs to have more facilities than schools like hostels, a no. Of canteens etc.

But building a school with good faculty and infrastructure etc. Though in small area will definitely make good impact on society!

HIMANSHU said:   1 decade ago
Hi everybody.

Talking about setting up more IITs and IIMs, its not the solution cause we are compromising with quality, why not rather provide better resource in previously established IITs and IIMs so that we can compete with MIT, Cambridge.

Now our country has not produced any great research and invention in last 2 decades, why is it happening? I think here comes the role of primary and secondary education, we need to improve our primary and secondary education, creativity in a child remains till 14 so if we want that creativity be utilized then we have to make great reforms in primary and secondary level education.

I believe the "spirit of India lives in village", the children their have much curiosity, much eagerness to learn and if we will provide good primary education to them then definitely will produce next J C BOSE, RAMANUJAN, C V RAMAN.

Abhitha said:   1 decade ago
I would like to say that government should allocate fund in such a way that the states already having a higher rate of primary and secondary education should be selected to set up IITs and IIMs and on the other hand States having lesser rate of literacy must be funded with money to start schools to provide primary education. Kerala is the state having highest rate of literacy and is still lacking an IIT.

Sathvik said:   6 years ago
In my point of view, if we want to construct a New building. The foundation of building should be strong. Like wise in our lives primary education is more important to us. It is useful to improve the higher education. Primary education is losing it's importance in the Time of growing IIT'S and IIM'S. Can a student go to IIT'S and IIM'S without proper primary education. It is very important to students but at the same time IIT'S and IIM'S are necessary to students because the growth of young talent in India requires better education. By these institutes, students perform their talent on the international front. And also foreign students are coming to IIT'S and IIM'S thus generating income to India.

APS said:   9 years ago
According to my opinion today India needs a boost in its primary education rather than opening new IITs and IIMs.

Without watering the roots, you can't expect a good fruit. So only concentrating on the higher education will lead to the development and advancement of certain age group and that to for a certain period. But if we enhance our Primary education system we would be able to build up a strong educated foundation for Indian youths.

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