01st February, 2016 (MAINS)


Q1. The quality of higher education in India requires major improvements to make it internationally competitive. Do you think that the entry of foreign educational institutions would help improve the quality of higher and technical education in the country? Discuss. [12.5marks/2015/GS-2] 200 words.

Please write answer in the comments section.

  • Preeti Fci

    1.There are many universities in India which are outstanding at bachelor’s level but not so good at Master’s level except the prestigious IIT’s and IIM’s. This is because at master’s level you need to do a lot of research work and unfortunately India lacks such labs.
    2.India requires around twenty thousand post graduate students every year in the field of Engineering but there are only 50% of the seats available, so obviously the rate of production of post graduates is less.
    3.With the introduction of foreign universities in India, there will be less chances for brain drain and the loss of revenue in the name of Government sponsored scholarships can also be checked to some extent.
    But to invite foreign universities is hardly the solution because:
    4.The gap between demand and supply of intake capacity for higher education is so large that even if some foreign universities set up their institutes, this gap is unlikely to be filled.
    5.In all probability, world’s top institutes like Oxford and Yale will keep away. Instead, a plethora of B-grade universities may just flood the Indian education market to make easy money.
    6.These universities will offer courses at much more higher fees than their Indian counterparts, which will make these institutes out of reach of common man.

    • http://shashidthakur.com/ Shashi Thakur

      listed both pros and cons. good job.