The Republic of India has come up with a number of reforms in the education sector since its independence. The target of Indian education system has always been to uplift the existing education standards, making basic education available to every individual in the country, promoting education and research through adequate infrastructure. To achieve this target though a number of measures are taken from time to time but these measures fail to bring adequate reforms in the Indian education system and this is attributed to the fact that these measures are not properly implemented by the different public sector and private sector agencies of the country.
Reason for low quality teaching in India
Though the country aspires to become the leader in producing high quality, globally competitive human resources yet there are certain bottlenecks that are promoting low quality teaching, inadequate research and maximising mediocrity. For the overall development of the society it is important that it is knowledge based and for that the bottlenecks that are promoting the said hindrances in the education sector needs to be eliminated.
Stumbling blocks preventing attainment of Excellence
There are many stumbling blocks that are preventing us to attain excellence and out of these there are three significant stumbling blocks that need to be discussed in this article.
Firstly as compared to the population of India there are not many quality students that go for higher education in Indian universities and colleges.
Secondly the undergraduate programs are not properly laid out for the students from the universities.
Thirdly Indian colleges which are affiliated to universities do not have that much of autonomy so as to come up with innovative ideas and this bottleneck needs to be removed so as to ensure the growth of Indian colleges.
Fourthly as compared to the population of our country there exists a lack of quality infrastructure dedicated to research and development.
Focus needs to be given so as to increase the academic infrastructure and also ensure that population of India can avail the academic infrastructure at affordable rates.
Poor Quality students in Indian colleges and universities
There are a number of academic institutions in India but the average numbers of students in these institutions are very low as compared to the total number of students that opt for higher education. This is mainly because of the poor quality of students who sit for the examinations who ultimately fail to qualify to continue their higher studies and as a result the colleges and institutions have lesser number of students. To tackle this issue the prime focus shall be to optimally use the existing resources as well as an increase in the intake of quality students at the college and university level.
Absence of inadequate infrastructure and faculty in Indian colleges
The undergraduate programs that are introduced by the different universities to be studied at the college level are not properly chalked out and therefore they fail to provide high quality education at the college and university level. Moreover the absence of adequate infrastructure and faculty adds to the problems. The solution is to be scientific in laying out the academic courses and curriculum for different colleges and universities.
Disadvantages due to affiliation of colleges to universities
Moreover affiliation of colleges to universities prevent the growth of academic systems and as a consequence it is very much suggested that the affiliation of colleges to universities are abolished so that all the colleges and educational institutions can become independent and autonomous in decision making as far ars the academic courses are concerned. This definitely reduces the malpractices in different institutions and helps them to implement their own innovative ideas for the overall growth of higher education in colleges.