Improving quality of education system in India is a very vast issue to be taken care of. It is like silent slow sunset taking place when all are busy taking care of serious issues like Lokpal bill, corruption deteriorating economic conditions of this country. The difference between the former and these latter issues is that the latter ones are loud enough to get attention of the common people while the former's degradation is taking place at a sluggishly relaxed rate.
Speaking on a Zee media's initiative, 'Yuva Maange More', Abhishek Mishra, a progressive Samajwadi Party (SP) politician quoted- "We need to tackle education woes at a societal level." So, what are the education woes he was referring to? Few of these points can be easily observed by any educated intellectual. Like our current national education system failed to generate a broad variety of professionals like artists, archaeologists, psychologists, etc. in good quantity and quality while pursuing education within the system beside engineers and doctors. Though many Indian professionals from each and every field are proving themselves as a flagship from India, but all they have flourished is by in some way, direct or indirect, a courtesy of either foreign educational institution or corporate agencies, where they find an enriching environment for them. One thing is clear from this is that there is no deficiency of talent in India. The only deficiency is there in educational facility and provision along with the facilitation of a proper platform for their perfect start in commercial field for they can give back to our nation, what they got.
Also he (Abhishek Mishra) quoted, "Indian education system is subdivided into segments like primary, secondary. Although some segments are catering to the aspirations of the youth yet there are segments which are struggling". What he meant by primary and secondary segments, whether level of education subdivided according to economic diversity of different sections of India or mere about standards of schooling of students, one thing comes out clear of this is that our education system is fragmented. No single body (government, as supposed to be, primarily) can be beneficent to them at one row. That means our education system is so disjointed that no single scheme or mission can eradicate the deficiencies out of this system at once.
So, the call of the hour is that they need to be centralised so that each and every aspects of their proceedings like progress, fault-lines and statistics can be monitored easily and can be taken care of efficiently. But one who has faced these issues more closely should be the first to stand for an initiative against this, i.e. youth. Mentioning about the grave deficiency in infrastructure and teacher to pupil ration Mr Mishra also stated, "There is deficiency in infrastructure. It is relatively easier to cater to the physical infrastructure needs by money. However, to address the shortage of human power in the education sector, we need to tackle the problem at the societal level. When good students will become teachers then only change will happen. This problem can't be alone addressed by allocation of resources".