Importance of Education in India...
One cannot neglect the impact of education in the human society. In fact, in today’s world a person is not given importance if he/she is not educated. Education not only trains the human mind, but also helps us to take the right decision. One can say that education essentially rationalizes us.
Education is the fourth necessity for man after food, clothing and shelter, in today’s competitive world. Education is indeed a powerful tool to combat the cut-throat competition that man is faced with at every junctures in life. The importance of education in India is indeed rising with passing time. Though India has always been a great source of learning for many years, it still needs to improve not just on the quality of education but also on the number of people being educated.
It is through education that wisdom, knowledge and information can be received and spread all over the world. An uneducated person is unable to read or write. Hence, he/she is closed to all the knowledge and wisdom that he/she can gain through books and other mediums. In other words, the entire world is unreachable to the person. It won't be wrong to say that an educated man lives in a room that has all its windows open towards outside world.
It is after the 1991 reforms that India entered into a different phase all together. Privatization and globalization helped to bring world class education to India. Today universities across the world are joining hands to open their branches in India. While Some of the country’s top universities are IITs (Indian Institute of Technology), IISc (Indian Institute of Science), IIMs (Indian Institute of Management), AIIMS (All India Institute of Medical Science), ISI (Indian Statistical Institute), NITs (National Institute of Technology), BIT’s (Birla Institute of Technology), TIFR (Tata Institute of Fundamental Research) and ISB (Indian School of Business) which are known for their quality education.
The literate population of a nation is also considered at important indication of the quality of human resource. So, once can even say that education is a must if a nation aspires to facilitate growth and development and more importantly wants to sustain it. The fact that developed nations of the world have high literacy rate and productive human resource is a good enough indication for this. Many of these nations have also started imparting their human resource with selective training and education programs in order to meet the rising technical and business demands.
In the United States, many educational institutes provide vocational and specialized training programs other than the normal credit programs. In order to cater to the educational needs of the working-class population, many colleges have also started offering online education. These online degrees and certificates offer a high degree of convenience for working people as well as students. Working people can easily update their knowledge and skill level through these degrees and programs. This can help them substantially in achieving growth as professionals and even facilitate their promotion chances. Online degrees also let students study and earn at the same time.
Higher education in India is indeed gaining distinct importance in specific cities across India. Even though the private sector is strong in imparting higher education in India, there are systems of accreditation that are required by law. With the growing needs of the industry for world class managers, the institutes offering MBAs has also gone up in the last few years. There are over thousand recognized institutes offering MBA in India.
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