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Education system in India lacks quality
The country's education system, which taught the world 'how to teach' and created the first and best universities in the world is now in a very poor state. None of India's universities has a global ranking under the Top 200, in spite we have the most number of universities as compared to any other country in the whole world.

India produces the largest number of doctors and engineers in the world, most of which are unemployed or opens small clinic like a local grocery shop. The problem is not that there aren't enough vacancies; the problem is that the applicants aren't talented enough to get recruited.

Holding a degree in India doesn't necessarily means you know everything about your field or are skilled/talented. Samsung's Indian branch has more patents registered than any IIT. Following are the root causes of poor education in India:

1.     Teacher's, Student's, School's and government's theoretical approach rather than practical.

2.     Lack of good teachers in government aided schools/colleges, many teachers are recruited through reservation quotas, just think about it "How could a person who is not educated enough to score good marks in the recruitment exam teach the students? ". Most of the teachers focus on the completion of syllabus as a formality and don't pay attention to the students who didn't got the concepts. Also it is the notion of almost every teacher, that they go to school to get their 'free salary' provided by the government rather than understanding his/her duty towards their students.

3.     Lack of good colleges, higher competition and allotment of seats on the basis of reservation quota, the talented students thus go to poor colleges and the poor students go to better colleges. A wise man once said about India that "India, reservation inside and talent outside." And this is a totally true fact, India's top talent serves Silicon Valley and the under qualified, unskilled, non-talented and undeserving people get jobs and make bridges/roads that collapse earlier and so is our country's future.

4.     Reservation quota in India is beneficial only to riches of so called backward classes, the really deserving backward people of backward classes get nothing.

5.     None of good private schools/colleges is affordable to a lower middle class student in India which dominates the student population.

What could government do to put India's education system back on track?

1.     Apply practical approach to the school curriculum and syllabus.

2.     Recruitment of teachers should be done strictly on the basis of merit in the recruitment examination instead of reservation quota, followed by Group Discussion and Psychological Tests to ensure a teacher is being hired not just an employee. The recruitment exams should be compulsory for all government aided /private institution's teachers to ensure uniform skilled teachers everywhere. Feedback from the students about their teachers should be taken timely and not lightly.

3.     Reservation quota for admission in UG courses should be scrapped and the really backward people of backward classes should be provided with government aid for their studies based on their income, so that they can perform well in competitive exams. Allotment of seats should be strictly on the basis of merit in exams.

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