India is a developing country, which is known for its varied culture and tradition. While we use the word ‘developing’ it means there are new forward ideas and changes coming up from India and also there are something lacking too compared to other countries. Being an Indian, it is the responsibility of each and every one of us to scrutinize this and contribute to the development of our country. This may result in finding many of the factors of development like technologies, industries, environmental needs, Jobs and most importantly Education.
Yes, education has become a must remedy for every country to help their existence and development economically. India is one among them, which concentrates more on extending education to the whole states within that and make sure that it is being developed into a hundred percent literacy rated nation. Still, there are many hindrances faced by the government in making this venture successful. In the coming paragraphs we will discuss about those.
Importance of Education:-
The importance of education can be interpreted from the reply to the question asked from Aristotle. The question asked was “How much better educated men were than those who were uneducated?”.The reply was “As much as the living are than the dead.”
Education is one of the most important factors in achieving the developmental goals of the country. It is an investment in the human resources. If the fruits of education have to reach the common man, it must be adequately and properly administered.
In the present age of science and technology, it has been increasingly realized that one needs to be educated not only to become a better man and better social being. Education has come to be recognized as the main instrument of socio economic changes. That is why it has been rightly said that the destiny of a nation is shaped by quantity and quality of students coming out of schools and colleges. Education has been accepted as an instrument of development and for strengthening the values of democracy.
- Education in India is provided by the public sector as well as the private sector, with control and funding coming from three levels: central,state, and local.
- Western education became ingrained into Indian society with the establishment of the British Rule
- Education in India falls under the control of both the Union Government and the states, with some responsibilities lying with the Union and the states having autonomy for others.
- According to 2011 Census results, states of Bihar has the lowest literacy rates of 48% and Kerala has 93.9% , which is the maximum in India.
- Schooling of a child in India usually starts at the age of 3-4. All states follow a uniform academic system i.e. the 10+2 system or higher secondary. The curricula are either developed by the respective state boards/councils or by the national boards like the Central Board of secondary education (CBSE) or by Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE). All curricula are not the same; however, the basic knowledge of Science, including Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Mathematics is compulsory for every student till 10th grade
- Indian literacy rate percentage is 74.04%; Male 82.14% and Female 65.46%
- According to “CIA-The World Facts Book” , India holds a rank of 171 in world literacy rate.
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