Education should be the topmost priority for any developing nation of the world. Education contributes to the growth of a country’s economy. It also imparts basic attitude, moral values and skills—factors that collectively contribute in the overall development of the economy. Despite this, India ranks at 92nd position in the global education index among 145 other countries.
Slow growth of education system is the major problem in our country. This causes massive unemployment in the country. The courses offered are outdated and the faculty is incompetent. Periodic growth and improvement of the education system is the prime need of the hour.
The government has launched many schemes to counter this problem. One such scheme is ‘Skill India’, an initiative that aims at educating the youth in our country. The list includes other schemes for apprenticeship training, national scholarships, All India council for technical research council, empowerment of persons with disabilities, scholarship schemes for SC, ST, and for minority students, etc.
Both the Centre and the state government are working hard to make this initiative successful. It’ll take a lot more for students to access higher education in the country.
India’s main asset is human capital; therefore to win the cut-throat competition existing at global level, the government must expand its workforce. It can be done by facilitating better access to higher education. At present, the government aims at improving its higher education system by taking several initiatives like:
- Encouraging partnerships with foreign universities
- Promoting high-quality education systems
- Promoting online and distance learning
- Digitalization of higher education
- Delivering education to all the sections of the society
- Providing high-speed broadband connectivity in rural regions
- Launching the national mission on education involving communication and technology
- Introduction of e-mobile learning
Modi government’s emphasis on digital India campaign has increased the scope of technology in our country. This technology wave benefits our country in multiple ways.
Digitalization makes higher education available to the people living in remote areas. It is essential for higher education institutions in India to fully digitalize their campuses. It will completely transform the education industry and the process of teaching.
Benefits of Digital Education System:
- The current online education system has bridged the gaps existing between students and their dreams.
- Students can easily learn and quickly grasp concepts from all around the world.
- It’ll minimize the use of paper and chalk, thus promoting the ‘Save Trees’ mission.
- Each student will have a personalized computer. He/She can save and reuse the electronic lessons anytime, anywhere.
- Online instruction promotes learning, thus filling up geographical barriers existing between the countries.
As the world is advancing at a rapid pace, the traditional methods of education won’t work any longer. Students need to pick up facts from both inside as well as outside their classes.
Regardless of these measures that are definitely appreciated, we all need to put in a lot more efforts to come at par with new-age learning. A lot needs to be done to embrace new trends in teaching and learning.