Sick Child Of India


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Sick Child Of India

  1. 1. “ Higher education today is the ‘sick child’ of education , and is not serving the cause of young people of India.” Arjun Singh Minister of HRD Government of India
  2. 2. Higher Education in India A SICK CHILD
  3. 3. “ Out of every 100 Indians, 70 completed primary school and only 7 (15-60 years) completed graduation or beyond.” 5 Nov, 2007 Times News Network
  4. 4. “ Universal literacy and access to education for all is a fundamental requirement for a nation to be truly developed.” Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam - Former President of India
  5. 5. “ India, a relatively smaller economy with a far bigger workforce, faces a crisis perhaps far deeper than any other nation in the world today.” 5 Nov, 2007 Times News Network
  6. 6. “ No more than 17 million have received tertiary education in India with a population of 1.12 billion.” P. Chidambaram - Finance Minister of India
  7. 7. “ India battling an unskilled workforce - 90% of jobs require vocational skills, but 90% of Indian colleges impart mostly bookish knowledge.” 5 Nov, 2007 Times News Network
  8. 8. “ India at 60 is a nation of young people. The time has come for us to pay special attention to education and skill development.” Dr. Manmohan Singh - Prime Minister of India
  9. 9. “ India leading exporter of students to the United States 83,333 students enrolled in 2006-’07.”  Open Doors: Report on International Educational Exchange
  10. 10. “ Many brighter students are moving away and we need to bring them back”  Kiran Karnik - President, NASSCOM
  11. 11. “ No Indian varsity including the prestigious IIT among the world's top 200 universities.” 12 Nov 2007 Press Trust of India
  12. 12. “ It is my dream to see that India has universities such as Yale, Harvard and Cambridge.” P. Chidambaram - Finance Minister of India
  13. 13. “ Higher education syllabus outdated. A low gross enrolment ratio, challenges to maintain quality, and academic reforms are the problem areas.” 15 Oct, 2007 Times News Network
  14. 14. “ The quality of higher education has to be improved. It's a major next generation reform.” Montek Singh Ahluwalia - Dy. Chairman, Planning Commission
  15. 15. “ Whereas, most nations in the World are working towards loosening of statutory control over higher education, India is moving in reverse direction” The Economist 2005
  16. 16. “ Higher education in India needs to go through a complete shift.” Sam Pitroda - Chairman, National Knowledge Commission