Commercialization of Education

Commercialization of Education

Today education has become an important part of everybody's life. It is must in today's environment. Due to new technologies and globalization the growth of education industry is growing. Education is been given and taken more seriously nowadays due to high competition in educational area. Teachers and students are trying their level best to get updated all the time and both are trying to provide quality work so that the education system can produce good talent. Education system has developed more and more than the previous times and it is one of the leading systems in the world. Education is very important to grow and helps the country grow too. It allows a human being to understand and live with challenges and produce good results.

But today,  the education which is being provided by the institutes or universities are not of that standard which it used to be, since it has become a business due to globalization and privatization of institutes.  Now a days, education industries main motif is only to earn profit. Rather, education has become a business. The biggest curse the India has been facing for the last three decades is commercialization of education Not that ‘business’ is a bad word.  And  it is also true that it is not possible to educate people without financial help,  
It is just that schools and universities have become such commercial enterprises that everything is measured in terms of profits, so much that they have forgotten that their main aim is to impart skills and knowledge and not just earn money.

While it is true that education must evolve as time passes but commercialization of education is the worst thing that could ever have happened. It is tantamount to decide. Depressingly, we are not averse to the idea of commercialization. India has become a dirt-pool where ‘educational’ institutions proliferate like mushrooms. And there is none to cleanup!

The no. of Institutes in this field is increasing day by day. But it is horrifying to see that these Institutes don’t aim to educate people but to increase their funds & to popularize their so called “Brand” in the market.

The only thing it needs is to leave behind the greed & follow the path towards success. Innovation should be promoted throughout & thinking should not be limited.

Einstein once said, “Education is that what remains after one has forgotten what one has learnt in school.” If what he said is true, none of us of the present generation have ever had education!

The author of this article is Asst.Professor Pioneer Institute of Professional Studies, Indore

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