Kumar says that the main recommendation of the commission were that, a twelve year secondary course should be followed instead of ten years, teachers' lot be improved, admission to the university be after intermediate examination, and liberal grants and better teaching facilities be made available.
According to Radhakrishnan, the end-product of education should be a free creative man, who can battle against historical circumstances and adversities of nature. He had often said, "Spiritual life is the genius of India." He had always emphasised the spiritual aspect of life while having a worldly existence as is reflected in his following quotes.
-A life of joy and happiness is possible only on the basis of knowledge and science.
-Age or youth is not a matter of chronology. We are as young or as old as we feel. What we think about ourselves is what matters.
-All our world organizations will prove ineffective if the truth that love is stronger than hate does not inspire them.
-Arts reveal to us the deeper layers of the human soul. Arts, therefore, reveal the transcendental force underlying all existence which we are much too feeble to endure when it is completely unveiled.
-Books are the means by which we build bridges between cultures.
-Death is never an end or obstacle but at most the beginning of new steps.
-Democracy is a faith in the spiritual possibilities of not a privileged few but of every human being.
-Faith in conceptual reason is the logical counterpart of the egoism which makes the selfish ego the deadliest ego of the soul.
-Human nature is fundamentally good, and the spread of enlightenment will abolish all wrong.
-Only the man of serene mind can realize the spiritual meaning of life. Honesty with oneself is the condition of spiritual integrity.
-Reading a book gives us the habit of solitary reflection and true enjoyment.
-To look upon life as an evil and treat the world as delusion is sheer ingratitude.
-We must recall humanity to those moral roots from which both order and freedom spring.
-Wealth, power and efficiency are the appurtenances of life and not life itself.