The scarcity of engineering colleges, medical colleges, management colleges or art and architecture colleges in the city have made aspiring graduates to ponder over different cities with an intention to get their hands on quality education. Gurgaon witnesses lakhs of migrants from different parts of the country and there are families who look for good education for their kids although the lack of higher education in Gurgaon is marking a negative point.
“Gurgan has always faced issue with the higher education. There are few engineering and architecture colleges which have been established in Gurgaon in the last decade but they are not sufficient enough to cater to aspiring graduates. The government has snubbed the higher education sector which ultimate results into students shifting their base to other cities. Gurgaon has developed as a corporate sector because private firms have invested hugely in the city and I feel same can be done in the field of higher education. There are several acres of land in New Gurgaon and Manesar where new colleges/ universities can be established. At present, the students of Gurgaon either opt for Delhi University or Rohtak University to pursue their higher education. University is something which is missing in Gurgaon and the concerned authorities should certainly take a step or two for the same”, said Councilor Reema Rani Singh from MCG's Ward No.34.
Gurgaon needs to pull its socks up at the earliest. If one looks at the schools, Gurgaon has become home of international and world schools and have succeeded in attracting parents. The same needs to be done with the higher education with a view to elevate the status of education sector in Gurgaon.
Surbhit Arora, who has done his schooling from Gurgaon, and now a Design Engineer feels, "The reason why students are not opting for pursuing higher education in Gurgaon is because firstly, the level of education is degrading day by day. Large number of private universities are coming up and because of this the cost of higher education has increased."
He added, "Secondly, the cost of living is also high in Gurgaon. The food facilities, transport and accommodation costs very much and its unaffordable for many families. Another reason is that there is a lack of multiple options for higher education. The quality of education and variety of options is very less. Lastly, there is a lot of regional disturbances and this affects the studies."
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