Thursday, June 29, 2006

" Solution " to Reservation in Higher Education

Sunil Joshi, guest contributor to Gaurav's Vantage Point has interesting, market oriented solution for Reservation in Education. Simply put. he advocates liberlising the education sector so that anyone can provide any type of education, at a fee that market can bear.Dr. Devi Prasad Shetty advocates the same thing while talking to Shekhar Gupta in" Walk the Talk".

Idea is good,but can it be implemented successfully? our past expirience is not encouraging. Today all the educational institutes have to take permission from Govt. Dept. of Higher Edu.,Proffessional bodies and various other authorities including UGC. Still IIPM and Amity flourish. When Jharkhand Govt. liberalised education, many institutes of Higher(!) education opened in that state with 2-3 room campuses. Finally Supreme Court had to intervene in the matter and banned them. Maharastra and Karnataka have highest number of institutes for higher education , and when there is inspection after public outcry,it's reported that many dont have basic facilities,faculty or staff and equippments/Labs.Medical colleges dont have clinical material(Patients).I know many Doctors with MD/MS who cant perform simple operations independentlly.Many have not seen routine operations during theirMedical edu..These days almost all commerce colleges in Mumbai offer Diploma/Degree in management, are these worth anything?Many of them get job offer with salary of 1-1.5 Lac/PA.

Now imagine the state of affairs if we liberalise the educational field completelly. Yes if stringent conditions are applied than we will get a good institution, but buisnessman is not interested in that. He will get it sanctioned by providing minimum of facility,paying low salary to teachers, and bribing or bringing political,communal or castist pressure. How will a parent or student will evaluate these institution or their fees, their programme & courses offered(Whats that in indian Context?). You must have seen advt. for computer classes-NIIT,APTECH etc- how many student understand what is offered and whether fees are appropriate?.

To liberalise education completelly, we require dedicated educationists,philanthropists who will donate huge sums to start good institutes and vigilant govt. and knowledgeble public. Unfortunatelly we have none and wont see them in forseeable future.

1 comment:

akgu1 said...

A SIMPLE N EFFECTIVE SCHEME FOR RESERVATION ACCEPTABLE TO ALL:-- It is felt that the education is main bone of contentions for better opportunities which Central Govt wants to provide to various Economically Challenged Peoples" (ECP). Parallelly, the ECPs had to first worry-about, and ensure the daily bread and butter, then only they can think off the investment of time and money in primary and secondary education which may give them sound footing in latter years of life. If, this constraint of ECP is well understood by the Social Reformers, then it is the simple that a scheme can well be designed to meet this aspect by Govt the scheme can as follows: -the child Labour in India Rural/ urban areas generally gets Rs 20- 40/- per day as wage earner of the family and he can shift from one place of work of adults. So if a Govt opens a post office saving account of each registered child in any school belonging to any caste but ECP; then the child must get daily Rs 20 - 40/- per days attendance certified by school to Govt directly in to his account of post-offices nearby, and the child can withdraw the money based on his continuity in education with a gap of say thirty days or 15 days after the deposition of the amount in his account.The Govt schools shall be responsible for providing attendance for the child and his progress the fund should directly paid to the account by central Govt through its post office networks. With proper identification card from school and from post master, the child can move alongwith the parents wherever they go and just by communicating through new school to old school the admission in class and education can continue un interrupted with minor adjustments and without any barriers for primary, middle and even secondary schools. The parents will certainly encourage their all childern to go school s to earn assured Labour payments for the day and also the CHILD Labour problem shall be solved as the child will prefer to study rather than go for works from class one itself. So to say, GUARANTEED EDUCATION YOJANA FOR ECP BY PRIME_MINISTER DIRECTLY TO ALL SCHOOL when a child shall go to all classes for earnings then it will be thoroughly educated with enthuasim and assured income then he shall compete with all other child equally and with stung bases.LET THERE BE RESERVATION IN SCHOOL SEATS WHICH IS TO BE PERCENTAGE OF TOTAL SEATS IN ALL SCHOOLS EVEN REPUTED PRIVATE ENGLISH SCHOOLS TO SERVE THEIR SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY.THE SCHOOLS CAN ALSO BE ENCOURAGED TO ENROLL AS MANY STUDENTS AS POSSIBLE BY Proportionate COMPENSATION IN THEIR PERMISSION TO OPEN SCHOOLS. THE SCHEMES CAN BE FURTHER FINE TUNED BY ENLIGHTENED CLASS OF SOCIETY SUBMITTED FOR WIDE POPULARITY AND THOUGHT PROVOCATION DISCUSSIONSA K GUPTA NTPC ZANOR BHARUCH GUJARAT 392215