Factories of Education Leading to Human Resources? Devaluation: CJI

The government stress that it has to achieve a significant growth rate in GER so to call itself as education quality and excellence. The present growth rate of GER is around 25% which needs to be increased to 50% by 2035. There are over 1000 universities and over 50000 colleges catering to the needs of higher education
By edunews Team

24-08-2022

The government stress that it has to achieve a significant growth rate in GER so to call itself as education quality and excellence. The present growth rate of GER is around 25% which needs to be increased to 50% by 2035. There are over 1000 universities and over 50000 colleges catering to the needs of higher education.  The NEP 2020 also said that the education system brings in complete transformation. Mr. Shyam Petroda, the then Chairman of National Knowledge Commission and Mr. Kasturi Rangan have quantified the education system and the outcome.  Further the central government wherever goes expressed that NEP2020 will dismantle colonial system education which was introduced in 1986, based on Macaulay model.  As things stand NEP 2020 can be implemented in toto by 2040. Where as Mr. Ramana, the Chief Justice of India the present of education is losing its relevance as  the  degrees are awarded  like manufacturing products by factories. He also said the present education in the country do not have social relevance. The CJI made the said remark while addressing the convocation ceremony at his alma mater, Acharya Nagarjuna University (ANU, Guntur in Andhra Pradesh, on Saturday, 20th Aug 2022.

The Chief Justice of the Apex court also said that factories of education from primary to higher level are leading to devaluation of degrees and human resources. Infrastructure and lack of financial abilities are considered to be major hurdle for growth. The country is set to becoming largest one in terms of population growth, perhaps in 2 years. Looking at the population explosion in the country the administrative machineries has to focus more on quality. During the event, the CJI also received an honorary degree of Doctor of Letters.

He called upon the youth to be “conscious change-makers. “True education should enable individuals to acknowledge the deep rooted issues prevailing in society and find appropriate solutions. It is true that in various advanced countries academic excellence and quality R&D are on the front seat of the journey, therefore they have achieved splendid growth on all front. He called upon the universities to   set up the incubation centers of novel ideas and path-breaking research. He recalled his time at the university, which served as a fertile ground for various social movements in the state.

He also shared his experience that earlier the students were deeply connected to social issues and the problems of the people. Whereas the present times the students focus is on classroom learning, and not on beyond. There are no avenue for debate on ideologies, philosophy, politics and social issues under the trees or in canteens or dining hall.  The CJI called upon for a transformation in the education system where institutes must focus on the value of social relationships and conscious citizenship.