A major disappointment of the union Budget 2010-11 is that it does not pay ample attention to the education sector especially at higher secondary and professional level. Even though the school expenditure in the new fiscal year has been increased by 16%, there was no mention of creating more facilities and providing investment at higher education level.
With the ever increasing competition, where the number of universities and courses offered in India at higher education level being very limited, it is important to establish more institutes and encourage skilled development. Where lacs of students each year appear for entrances with only a limited seats and cut-throat competition, only to be dejected at various levels, it just shows that we need to get our numbers in order.
Increase in higher education facilities and improvement of existing infrastructure will lead to a greater intake of students and better utilisation of human resources. Few opportunities at graduate and post-graduate level leads to brain drain where a large number of young and talented skilled workers decide to go offshore for more lucrative options.
The Education sector and reforms in this particular department are very important as it is important that the youth are subjected to good educational opportunities and involved in the development process of a nation.
Thus it is the need of the hour to create more educational opportunities and enhance the education infrastructure at graduate and post-graduate levels so that the benefits of increasing and strengthening primary education are eventually seeped in at higher level.
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