Editor's Desk-                  April 2013-                             Vol 2 - No.2

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Education Reforms- The need of the Hour

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“Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam “ is a Sanskrit phrase  that means that the whole world is one single family-  means all the countries should have equal in all respects i.e education, wealth, health etc., but in reality there are lots of differences. The present thoughts of Globalization, Liberalization and Privatization were inbuilt concepts or philosophies of Indian ancient Vedas. 

“Swami Vivekananda believed education is the manifestation of perfection already in men.”  He thought it a pity that the existing system of education did not enable a person to stand on his own feet, nor did it teach him self-confidence and self-respect. To Vivekananda, education was not only a collection of information, but something more meaningful; he felt education should be man-making, life giving and character-building. To him education was an assimilation of noble ideas.

According to Karl Marks- Poverty is just like a hunger fire.  It is very dangerous to the prosperity anywhere in the world and it should be eliminated. Poverty is the greatest threat for the world  developed economies.  Even though developed countries are rich one day they will face the problem / shocks of poverty.  Most of the rich countries neglecting poverty.  Through class struggle i.e poor attacks/snatches rich as the nature survival is the fittest. Therefore developed countries think morally, ethically.[1]

“India’s education system second only to politics in corruption: WikiLeaks” Recently, eight out of 44 "Deemed Universities", which were found deficient on certain parameters by the Tandon Committee, have made it to the "A list" of deemed universities after correcting their faults. Corrupt higher education system - The cable says, that Sibal's crack-down on “deemed universities,” was an attempt to end various corrupt practices in Indian higher education. The deemed university crackdown would punish poorly run “sham” institutions, but also restrains South India’s robust private education sector, and strengthen the inadequately equipped state-run universities. This issue is particularly relevant in South India, where Tamil Nadu had the lion's share of the "blacklisted universities" with 16, and Karnataka had the second most with six.[2]

“When our students graduate, they are going to be competing with students from Ecuador, but they’re also going to be competing with students from Korea, Asia, the United States, Canada, England, Belgium and the whole of Europe. If they are not able to compete worldwide, they are going to have a very limited market for their skills.” By Professor Albert C. Eyde,Vice President,Ecuador’s Universidad de Especialidades Espiritu Santo[3]

The rapid increase in the concentration of time, attention and funds has elevated higher education to a new, higher order concern for governments, corporations, institutions, families, and individuals around the world.  The global education imperative makes it necessary to focus society's attention on how to achieve and measure greater education inclusion, high-quality learning, and better attainment rates in order to grow economies and improve society.[3]

Education is perhaps the most powerful enabler of human life & equity. It expands our notions of who we are, of what society should be, and how to live in harmony with each other and with nature. It is our duty as citizens of the world, to ensure that this almost magical process embraces every child. No individual altruistic effort can change a nation’s future. But a million such efforts certainly can. For it takes the collective imagination and effort of a society to will itself to newer heights.[4]

I appreciate the efforts of Universities, philanthropists, academicians, Industrialists, Professoonals for continual improvements to meet the Global challenges.The need of the hour is

*                  Is Universities/ Government/ Policies succeeding to implement the policies? If so to what extent?

*                  Do our Education system producing life leaders , education system Producing employable students?

*                  Who is responsible to the present scenario whether Industrialists or academicians or students or parents or all?

A lot of philanthropists express their views and pains on education systems by worrying about the future, but the worries / problems it is not getting consolidated and not reaching to the right place, even if it is reached also, no one is taking accountability. There is no scarcity of thinkers and  philanthropists all over the world. Only to bring them at one platform for making the policies required.  Only the Government  can not bring the changes in any country.  It requires the volunteer intellects to think beyond their professions.

Think Global and Act Local!  In this angle, the Government, Universities, Academicians, Industrialists, Professionals, philanthropists, religion heads all should come under the one roof and have a great discussion globally. In this connection Acme Intellects Research Center already planned and conducting such activities towards global reforms.  Your advice, suggestions are the most welcome towards reforms.

 

With Warm Regards,

Prof. Shekhara Gowd Mitta, 

Founder & Managing Editor. Acme Intellects International Journal of Research in  Management,

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References:

[1].  Dr.Jayadevappa, Principal, Government First Grade College, Tiptur.

[2]. Mr. Abhay Anand (2013), “India’s education system second only to politics in corruption: WikiLeaks” retrieved from http://www.indiaeducationreview.com/features/indias-education-system-second-only-politics-corruption-wikileaks.

[3]. Gordon Freedman, Vice President, Education Strategy, Blackboard Inc., Unlocking the Global Education Imperative Core Challenges & Critical Responses retrieved from http://www.blackboard.com

[4]. Sri. Azim Premji , Global Education and its importance-at Davos  retrieved from http://www.wiproeducation.com