You know what?
I’ve began believing that we’ll never grow beyond the Taj Mahal, IITs, IIMs, Rajasthan Camels, KS & IT services. If we talk about education – we essentially talk about IITs & IIMs. So, to make the overall level of education better in India, our govrnment has opened new IITs. If you do not know, 6 new IITs were started last year in Orissa, Bihar, Rajasthan, Punjab and Andhra Pradesh. So, the total number of IITs in India is 13! So, that’s our first great step towards making India a Super Power by 2020!
Personal opinion: So first of all, I’m not an IITan. I think IITs don’t do any value addition to the country. They screen smartest folks through JEE and then allows them to mix with other equally talented engineers. Then these engineers either get jobs abroad or in foreign corporations that have offices in India. The reamaining ones either do social work or start their own ventures.
I believe new IITs is a joke. Just our own way to lable more engineers as ‘IITans’. I wonder how’s that going to help. We should rather be spending more money on educating people in villages. Teaching them better techniques of agriculture, entrepreneurship and how to become self dependent. We should be spending money and time on making our education more ‘practicals’ based than ‘theory’ based.
How many of you have taught how to read/write to a person who couldn’t do that before?
–The Big K–