Commercialization of education The Commercialization of education has been a fairly recent trend in India that stems from the educational reform in the country over the last two decades. It mainly materializes itself in mushrooming private schools, public and private universities and at the high education level. In a sense, it has added a financial element to the qualifications of attending private schools and public and private universities. Undoubtedly, it affects millions of families.
As a result, it also changes the traditional concepts of education in Indian society, including the student-teacher relationship, education, and the attitude towards gaining knowledge. Education was something that was always driven by devotion and thought in the former days. In commercialized learning, higher education degrees focus more on the job role they fulfill and less on the traditional academics, such as sciences and liberal arts. When schools become more expensive and completely profit oriented, knowledge-pursued and created-isn’t available to the lower classes.
Student loans and grants help fix this problem, however. As education becomes commercial, there’s no denying the purpose of the higher education degree: for schools to make money. That’s because schools are based on financial gain and while this grants a student with customer respect, it also means that students cannot attend universities that exist solely for academia. There’s no avoiding the fact that education is more expensive than it used to be a decade ago.
Private schools seem more affordable – after all, they’re not much different from the price tag that state universities carry these days – but the education industry is spiking its costs across the board as commercialism comes into the picture. Since the concept of commercialization is relatively new, it makes predicting the direction of education less predictable. But it is not that commercialization of education has only negative impacts. It has many positives as well. At a commercialized school, the student is the customer; that is why private schools still thrive when they were thrice or more the price of government schools.
Commercialized education means that schools are competing more than ever for whole can provide quality education at a reasonable price. Like any other market, this healthy competition is a benefit to the buyer, or in this case, the student. The enmeshing of private schools, public schools, and the costs associated with each means that students of all walks of life will start attending both forms of education. Since commercialized education means that students are paying more for education than the government invests, it is obvious that the direction of education will lie more in the hands of students and teachers.
WE ALL ARE FAMILIAR WITH INDIAS PRIDE RIDDDEN EDUCATION CULTURES WHICH HAVE BEEN REMARKED ALL OVER THE WORLD YET SUCH A GIANT SYSTEM IS SUFFERING FROM THE WORST HAZARDS OF CORRUPTION AND COMMERCIALISATION IN INCREDIBLE INDIA WE ALL EXPECT EDUCATION SYSTEM TO BE FAR MORE INCREDIBELLY PERFECT AS IT IS THE BUILDING BLOCK OF OUR FUTURE MOST TRUSTED RESOURCES WHICH CAN EXPLORE AND EXPLORE AND SO ON ,NOW TO BUIL UP THESE BUILDING BLOCK IT IS NECESSARY TO POTENTIALISE THERE INITIAL ARENA WHICH IS POSSIBLE ONLY BY PROVIDING WORTHFULL EDUCATION GIANT GRABBING EDUCATION IN IT’S DECENTRALISATION i. “DONATION” EDUCATION WETHER IT IS AT IT’S PRELIMINARY STAGE OR MIDDLE OR FINAL THE WORD “DONATION” KEEPS ON TRACKING OUR EDUCATION SYSTEM EARLIER WHEN YOU WANT TO GET ADMITTED INTO ESTEEMED SCHOOL THE SYSTEM USED TO ASK FOR INTELLIGENCE AND MENTAL POWER OF STUDENTS AND NOW IN MODERN ERA IT’S JUST A QUESTION OF 8 WLETTER WORD “DONATION” AND U R ADMITTED IN ANY EDUCATION IMPARTING INSTITUTE
NOT ONLY AT PRELIMINARY STAGE RATHER IF U R WANTING TO GET INTO WORLD’S TOPMOST TECHNICAL AUR BUISNESS SCHOOLS THE MINIMUM QUALIFICATION REQUIRED IS”CAPABLE OF GIVING DONATION” Since the impact of privatization is penetrating all sectors of the economy, it is bound to affect education sector as well. As it is very difficult to meet the democratic aspirations of the people for further expansion of educational system due to paucity of resources it is therefore, being felt that the private sector is inducted in education so that it car share the burdens of the state in funding education.
Development of Thought: In India, the commercialization of education has been taking place at the school level without much resistance. But it has not made much dent into other levels. However commercialization, though necessary has some drawbacks. Private education trusts often become merely profit making business ventures with no social ideals or objectives. If commercialisation of education comes into conflict with the equity objective, state intervention would be desirable.
It is necessary that state intervention be increased in private sector institutions to increase the quota of seats to the poor and deprived sections and help in promoting human resources development to keep pace with the emerging requirements. It is important to see that a thorough change is attempted without merely making cosmetic changes. Only then can our education system be revamped in the desired direction. The wave of commercialisation is sweeping across the world.
Within an economy, it is aimed at breaking the monopoly of the public sector in a number of areas, more especially areas connected with infrastructure. The essence of privatization lies in the induction of private ownership in publicly owned enterprises. This can range from total denationalization (zero public ownership) to various degrees of private ownership in the form of joint ventures. This is the narrow sense in which the concept is used, but in a broader sense, it connotes besides private ownership.
Introduction of private management and control in public enterprises. The process involves the private sector in the ownership or operation of a state owned enterprise. Since the impact of privatization is penetrating all sectors of the economy, it is bound to affect education sector as well. The question arises: Why is privatization being recommended in education. Firstly, it is alleged that the policies followed in India under the Nehru- Mahalanobis Model placed excessive responsibility for the expansion and development of education on the state.
Consequently, the expansion and establishment of education institutions and facilities have been shouldered mainly by the State. At the elementary levels of education, the state-sponsored schools have been responsible for the spread of literacy, more especially in rural areas, but even in urban areas, bulk of the schools are state run or aided by the state. At the level of secondary, higher secondary and the college and university as well, public sector has played a dominant role in the development of education system.
A stage has now come when the state is finding it very difficult to meet the democratic aspirations of the people for further expansion of educational system due to paucity of resources, because the demand for funds for the educational sector has to compete with the demand for resources for the other sector. It is, therefore, being felt that the private sector be inducted in education so that it can share the burdens of the State in funding education.
Secondly, the expansion of the horizons of knowledge is taking place at a rapid pace all over the world; the underdeveloped economies must keep pace with this explosion of knowledge. Emphasizing this point the World Bank has stated: “Today knowledge explosion is dividing the world into fast moving, rich economies that use knowledge effectively and slow moving, poor economies that do not. Education or knowledge industry is becoming a key factor in the process of development.
This being so, education is no longer viewed as a social service, it is considered a necessary economic input and as such investment in education is treated as a factor contributory to human resources development. In this effort towards human resource development, the private sector is also expected to play its part since it is a major beneficiary of the knowledge industry. Thirdly, according to W. W. Rostow, the world is passing through the fourth Industrial Revolution (1985). This encompasses genetics, communications, robots, lasers and new industrial material and the various tools and products incorporating the micro chip.
The growth of Satellite TV and the developments in computer technology have further escalated the information revolution. These technological developments have increased the requirements of highly educated and well-trained technical manpower. The public sector is hampered by lack of resources and cannot meet the needs of industry and other sectors of the economy. Therefore, the private sector must be initiated in the programmes of training skilled manpower to take advantage of hi-tech opportunities.
IN OUR COUNTRY SLOGANS ARE BEEN CIRCUL;ATED WHICH REVEAL “EDUCATION AS EVERY1’S RIGHT” AND SLOGANS LIKE “SCHOOL CHLE HUM” ARE REVEALING THERE MEANING BUT SOME PEOPLE JUST FOR THERE PERSONAL LUXURIOUS LIVING ARE STRONGLY ACTING AGAINST IT AND SWITCHING THIS MEANING OVER TO ONLY RICH CLASS OF OUR SOCIAL ANIMALS IN THE END I WOULD LIKE TO HUMBLY REQUEST THE AAPPROPRIATE AUTHORITIES TO STOP SUCH CMMERCIALISATION OF EDUCATION AND PROTEST AND TAKE ACTION AGAINST SUCH PEOPLE AS YOUTH ARE ONLY HOPE OF IMNCREDIBLE INDIA “OM SARASVATI NAMO NAMAH”