Topic: Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, Education, Human Resources.
3) Discuss the major issues and challenges of education sector in India. also suggest solutions to bring an overhaul in the system.(250 words)
Why this question:
The question is straightforward and is about discussing the major issues and challenges of education sector in India.
Demand of the question:
The answer must explain in detail the major issues and challenges of education sector in India and one must also provide for solutions to bring change in the system.
Discuss – This is an all-encompassing directive – you have to debate on paper by going through the details of the issues concerned by examining each one of them. You have to give reasons for both for and against arguments.
Structure of the answer:
The answer must have the following broad dimensions:
- What are the major issues facing the Indian education system? – Expenditure on, Gross enrolment pattern, Capacity utilization, Infrastructure facilities, PPP model, Student-teacher ratio, Accreditation and branding – quality standards, Students studying abroad etc.
- What are the factors responsible for the above challenges?
- Solutions to be in the following broad categories to resolve the issues – Innovations required, Quality of education, Making education affordable etc.
Conclude with what should be the way ahead.