Systemic Flaws in Indian Education by Shrikar Modukuri
There are many different reasons why the Indian education system has issues, but there is only one cause of this which can be attributed to many other issues the poor or less fortunate people face, and that is the expensive higher education in India. Typically, money has always been a reason why the Indian system is not as efficient in any matter, and this impacts the lives of students who deserve a good education. According to Financial Express, nearly 1 in 10 Indian people have a graduate degree or above, and this is clearly because most families in India cannot put more expenditures in education since it is very expensive. Families are already expected to pay a lot of fees to get a decent education through private schools, as public schools do not have the appropriate funding and infrastructure to support the high quality learning students deserve. It is imperative to say that the entire education system in India is a business model, since for families, sending their children to primary and secondary school pay more than 28% of the costs, and although this may seem like a small number, it is a large amount and eventually these families end up in debt and consequently cannot afford higher education. According to a UNESCO report, the distribution of funds for public and private is incredibly unbalanced, and this leads to many children who cannot gain a sufficient education. In addition to this, the national government has not taken a step to ensure the proper distribution of resources as well, because if you see this on a global scale, the United States invests greatly in higher education, and this is what draws the line between both nations’ educational systems. The most ideal way to improve this education system in India is to first, invest to improve infrastructure within public schools, as this will allow families to send their children to school without having the concern of educational debt or fees, in addition it will guarantee a sufficient level of study since it will be seen as a business model. On the other hand, another solution is to develop skill-based learning in schools because although the students in India are able to learn the basic science and math subjects, the application of those disciplines are lacking. If this system can be changed to align with the strengths and weaknesses of the student body, along with addressing educational infrastructure funding, the Indian educational system will be reconditioned to a better state.