Topic: Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Education, Human Resources.
4) Can weeding out corruption help higher education, when there is a mismatch between number of aspirants and the number of opportunities that are available? Critically analyse .(250 words)
Why this question:
The question is in the context of corruption involved in higher education system of India and vis-vis the incongruity between number of aspirants and the number of breaks that are available for students.
Demand of the question:
Discussion should focus mainly on two aspects – 1. Corruption in higher education system of India. 2. Lack of opportunities to students for jobs and any inter relationship between the two if any.
Critically analyze – When asked to analyze, you have to examine methodically the structure or nature of the topic by separating it into component parts and present them as a whole in a summary. When ‘critically’ is suffixed or prefixed to a directive, one needs to look at the good and bad of the topic and give a fair judgement.
Structure of the answer:
one can start by highlighting the current education system and the alarming picture of corruption in it.
The question must analyse the corruption scenario in the higher education system – explain how corruption has invaded whole systems of higher education and threatens the reputation of research products and graduates, regardless of their guilt and innocence.
- sale of fake degree certificates of well-established universities and the operation of institutions that provide degrees with hardly any period of study, commonly known as degree mills.
- involvement of fraudulent recruitment agents, universities graduating poorly qualified or unqualified, widespread plagiarism, cheating and exploitation.
- Corruption is also suspected among faculty and senior administrators who may clandestinely negotiate any number of benefits for themselves.
- Examples – Vyapam scam
Then move on to relating it to lack of opportunities and thus the desperation of students to obtain degrees.
Base on your opinion conclude with a balanced reasoning and suggest what should be done to overcome the menace.