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Education

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ramya , Aug, 09 2016

The numerous factors that made the IITs excellent are being whittled away by creating more and more IITs


The states of Jammu, Chhattisgarh, Andhra Pradesh, Kerala and Goa, are slated to get their own IITs while the new IIMs will be set up in Maharashtra, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab , Bihar and Orissa, said Mr. Jaitley. While more schools would provide more seats for students aspiring to find a coveted place in these world-famous institutions, some observers were quick to point out the problem with the plans. More important than the quality of student may be the quality of faculty, some critics said. More IITs and IIMs might dry up an already shallow pool of qualified professors.
The states of Jammu, Chhattisgarh, Andhra Pradesh, Kerala and Goa, are slated to get their own IITs while the new IIMs will be set up in Maharashtra, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab , Bihar and Orissa, said Mr. Jaitley. While more schools would provide more seats for students aspiring to find a coveted place in these world-famous institutions, some observers were quick to point out the problem with the plans. More important than the quality of student may be the quality of faculty, some critics said. More IITs and IIMs might dry up an already shallow pool of qualified professors.

Raghav , Aug, 09 2016


Imparting good education is something that cannot be the judged by the funding agencies. In modern economic driven by paymasters it is wrong to expect good education from institutes funded by politicians or promoted by industry. Industry has nothing to do with intellectual development. And politicians are trained to corrupt IITs just as their own private colleges. Students are well aware of this scenario and they join IITs primarily on the road to money making careers and not for research. Or, are too readily guided into professional careers looking at the dismal management policies inside the best of the institutes. Good quality education is & will be only be on an individual basis. Individuals interested in education and research, not in salary, post and perks. It might be individuals who have already preformed and earned thru hard labour and cherish to impart education to gen-x in their later years. It boils down to individual effort not institutional.
Imparting good education is something that cannot be the judged by the funding agencies. In modern economic driven by paymasters it is wrong to expect good education from institutes funded by politicians or promoted by industry. Industry has nothing to do with intellectual development. And politicia


Radhika , Aug, 09 2016


I feel there should be a few more IIT in the country as well Govt should spend more money on Primary and secondary education. If we see the statistics the growing population demand for the primary and secondary education is not met by the Govt. It reflects our countrys literacy rate of 64% still there are people who are in need of primary education. Any nations development is mainly depending on the quality of the population. There should be more primary and secondary schools at the convenience of the people on the basis of the population of the area. Govt should spend more money and should come forward regulations to stop the school dropouts, and the child labour shall be curbed completely in the nation. The other side quality of education as per the international standards is being cultivated in the students by the IITs, we see in many of the students of these institute are taken away by the MNCs. Hence, there should be proper allocation of funds by the govt towards primary education and the premier institutes.
I feel there should be a few more IIT in the country as well Govt should spend more money on Primary and secondary education. If we see the statistics the growing population demand for the primary and secondary education is not met by the Govt. It reflects our countrys literacy rate of 64% still th


Ajay , Aug, 09 2016


Increasing the number of educational institutions is never harmful for a developing country like India. But the whole process of expansion of brand IIT has to be done the right way. Infrastructure and faculty should be up to the mark before running the institute, govt. should not be in a hurry to just increase the number. Top level faculty should be recruited from the country as well as abroad with exceptional remuneration and there is a lot of Indian diaspora who is willing to return to India if there is a scope for good R&D, India should utilize such scholars As we can see the trend of a lot of engineering students in India moving away from engineering careers to management and elsewhere, Government may concentrate on improving other spheres of education as well. Industrial sector does not contribute to more than 20% of the GDP, so technically India does not need so many engineers. Nevertheless, IITs are reputed institutes. There is no harm in increasing the number and maintaining the same quality at the new setups. If 18 such colleges are producing the kind of gems produced by the top 5 IITs, imagine the number of young intellectuals India would be making every year.
Increasing the number of educational institutions is never harmful for a developing country like India. But the whole process of expansion of brand IIT has to be done the right way. Infrastructure and faculty should be up to the mark before running the institute, govt. should not be in a hurry to j


Navneet , Aug, 09 2016


Surely, increasing IITs will surely deteriorate the quality of brand "IIT". If we look at the existing IITs many of them are short of faculty, they need funds to establish new labs etc. So when we open new IITs, basically we are making these institutes share the meagre resources with even greater number of institutes. Our colleges do not feature in the top 100 in any acclaimed ranking mainly because of our low faculty-pupil ratio, our lack of research(for which we need labs and hence funds). Also, an IIT doesnt become IIT just because of the name. The old IITs have a culture that has been developed over last 50 years and you cant expect any piece of brick and mortar to attain that level in a year or so. So, we should aim at improving the existing one, try to get them in top 100 so that they attract the attention of foreign faculty and students which will bring both quality and money into these institutes.
Surely, increasing IITs will surely deteriorate the quality of brand "IIT". If we look at the existing IITs many of them are short of faculty, they need funds to establish new labs etc. So when we open new IITs, basically we are making these institutes share the meagre resources with even greater nu


Saara , Aug, 09 2016


Today few professions are in highlight like engineer, doctor or a management. These are highly paid professions in India which lure a huge population of youth whether its in their interest/talent or not. Where as professions related to other areas, arts, music, literature, even I cant recall them all, but I think there should be more. We only hear only few professions, engineer, doctor since our childhood, during school, during college and even now we are hearing these few professions. Is there no other profession in India, very limited professions? I doubt whether opening of new IITs will improve the situation of employability of growing population of youth. I think this will double the confusion among the youth and will manyfold increase the uninterested to these areas. Again only few among the lacks will be given chance to get admission in IIT.
Today few professions are in highlight like engineer, doctor or a management. These are highly paid professions in India which lure a huge population of youth whether its in their interest/talent or not. Where as professions related to other areas, arts, music, literature, even I cant recall them al


Sunaina , Aug, 09 2016


I think that govt should invest in IITs instead of investing in primary education. Already govt has set up primary schools in almost every village of our country, but the problem is there are no properly qualified teachers to teach them. In some primary schools absence of teachers in classes has become a major problem. Its better to increase the teaching standards of existing primary schools. But many of the talented youth are unable to pursue further studies because of a limited number of IITs in the country. Not everyone could afford to study abroad. In such a case the talented students with low financial background are forced to stop their education in the middle. Therefore, I strongly feel that govt should make efforts in setting up new and better IITs in our country.
I think that govt should invest in IITs instead of investing in primary education. Already govt has set up primary schools in almost every village of our country, but the problem is there are no properly qualified teachers to teach them. In some primary schools absence of teachers in classes has bec


Roshni , Aug, 09 2016


Politicians have hastily increased the number of seats without building enough infrastructure. It has resulted in decrease in the ratio of teachers per students. Bureaucracy has started creeping in to this system. With meagre funds and vote bank politics the IIT are loosing their sheen. The companies have also started to recruit through other means. PSUs have started to take people through GATE but not through campus interviews which shows how standard are the esteemed institutes with in the country. Resulting the cream going to foreign for higher studies and subsequently settling there. Now to attract the votes of medical students they are coming with an idea of integrating medical colleges to IITs which makes the problem more worse. The top most institutions must be given financial autonomy and administrative autonomy for better functioning and better results.
Politicians have hastily increased the number of seats without building enough infrastructure. It has resulted in decrease in the ratio of teachers per students. Bureaucracy has started creeping in to this system. With meagre funds and vote bank politics the IIT are loosing their sheen. The companie