India has a diverse culture. The country went through very little progress in social, cultural and educational backgrounds. Although Indian education has been considered as within the list of top best education system all over the world, still years after years have shown very minimal progress. The socioeconomic growth rate is very low and economic distribution is uneven. This is the major reason behind poor literacy in India. Leaving the people in cities and town, people leaving in villages and other country suburbs are mostly illiterate. Reports say that the quality of education is also not up to mark. Sam Pitroda who is a senior advisor to our Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh believes that education is truly of very poor quality in India.
Pitroda says that it is high time, the education system in India should be improved. Indian Education is funded and controlled by the both public as well as private sectors. India’s growing population cannot be fulfilled only by the government run educational institutions. Private sectors rose to meet this demand.
He believes that apart from few renowned institutions in India, most of the schools and colleges do not have proper learning facilities and teaching faculties are also not up to mark. Pitroda says with concern that serious steps must be taken as soon as possible to progress the country. During The first convocation celebration of the prestigious Presidency University, Sam Pitroda, spoke about the alarming issues which are disrupting country ‘s progress in educational background.
Pitroda mentioned that most of the educational institutions in remote areas do not have a good infrastructure. There is also a lack of proper learning system. India is a democratic country. Most of the ministers and politicians only think about their benefits. It is hard to bring about any reforms instantly because each and every person would have different views on any issue.
Sam Pitroda was known to be a herald during the famous telecom revolution in India. During his speech in the convocation ceremony at the prestigious university, Sam Pitroda accused some of the ministers who were to be concerned about the educational developments in India. He mentioned them to be in the dark ages because they failed to show any other concerns for the progress in the quality of education.
He wanted to think differently and tried to make people aware of the alarming fact. He also said that the University Grants Commission (UGC), the Indian government and the concerned ministers are not at all getting progressed in their work. They are not taking the issues seriously and in one way they are responsible for the poor quality education system in India. The senior advisor to our Prime Minister mentioned that there are 8 bills in the Parliament which are yet to be passed. He clearly mentioned the duties which the government could do to make the changes. Pitroda also said that the government is concerned only with those matters which are hardly important now.