“Sir, if not now, when? If not you, who?” we all should ask this question to our prime minister, our education minister, and all authorities that are responsible for it.
As we all know that the rate of inflation is increasing very fast every year. There is not much difference between our expenses and income. We are rarely able to meet our primary needs, therefore, we are beginning to compromise our needs.
Inflation did what it was supposed to do, but the saddest part is that many parents are not able to educate their children in the best colleges due to high fees. The result will be that the future of future generations will not be called bright.
Today educational institutions are taking arbitrary fees and increasing their own bank balances. They do not even think about the condition of their students how they are paying their fees.
In 2021, if you want to study MBA in top government colleges in India then you will have to pay 9 to 23 lacs per annum, if you want to study in top IIT colleges, you will have to pay 1 to 2 lacs per semester and if you study the same courses in private colleges, you will have to pay almost double of that fees.
Instead of these fees, we shall have to pay enough money to coaching institutes for preparing for the entrance exams. We also have to pay the living costs to hostels, PG, flats, etc.
Thus, now we can say that education cost is not college fees only, college materials like books, etc, coaching fees and living fees are also included in it that is very high and very difficult to pay for a middle-class family.
The condition of the students of rural areas is very complicated. They have to suffer a lot along with their family financially. Due to lack of enough capital, many students start to compromise with their goals and leave their study in the midway. This makes them mentally disturbed and many students even commit suicide nowadays because of mental disturbance. This affects negatively the growth of our country.
Our government should take action against those institutions that charge arbitrary money. The government should also constitute a law that follows a one fee policy all over India. This will be helpful to stop charging high money and enable the students to fulfill their dreams.
The government should donate consistently to private institutions so that they can be able to provide quality education to their students at low fees. This will be the best way to add value to the youths’ life.
Today, our education system is not as good as it should be. Even many authority universities are following 50+ years old syllabus that is no longer in use. Universities should change their syllabus after every 5 years so that the students could get the opportunity to learn new things that would make them more relatable to this age.
Our education system focuses on degrees, not on skills and every sector wants skills first. Our universities should introduce vocational education to their students and try to develop soft skills in them. In this way, they can become skilled and fulfill the needs of their interested industries. Thus, they can become self-sufficient.