How can we make educational systems adapt to address the needs of tomorrow?
How do we make it more inclusive, accessible & attract the right minds for the right disciplines?
The educational system in any country is both a social and economic necessity. However it is also a system that is not easy to change. The impact of any changes takes a long time to realize. The current economic growth, both at local and global levels, has created a huge demand for resources with various skills and capabilities. But the question remains - are we doing enough, are we doing the right things?
This question has two probable answers. One is a short term, and the other is long term.
Let's start with the short term answer.
The immediate tomorrow needs to sustain the economic growth that
So I guess, a better balanced and kind of an all encompassing undergraduate academic tenure will assure that
The long term answer definitely lies in increasing literacy in
The government school system of
This is when the privatization of not for profit schools can come in. How many millions does an MNC spend in advertising???
What if that company, sets up a trust fund for an "x" amount of dollars, uses that money for setting up a school, and operating it? This charity work will not only ensure that the company gets media coverage, but will also work for the benefit of children who want to go to school, but have no economic means of doing so !
One plaguing issue that
Let’s say that the Ambanis decide to set up a plant in a village in
So, in a nutshell, for the long term improvement in education sector, the private firms , the big elephants must come together and devise a process that improves the quality of education at grass root levels in country, thereby improving their standing in the community, thereby improving their profits, thereby being able to spend more money on philanthropy, thereby creating a generation of well educated youngsters with smart brains, thereby being able to hire better Indians, thereby again improving their company profits !
Of course, neither of the two answers is as simple as I laid them out here, but the theory can work if further thought upon and then crystallized!