Education in India
It is a very complex subject to touch.
The school system in India has four levels:
lower primary (age 6 to 10),
upper primary (11 and 12), high (13 to 15) and
higher secondary (17 and 18). – Internet
In other words, Pre LKG, LKG, UKG, 1 first standard to 10th standard and 11 and 12th. In Some states it is called +2 or Intermediate. Parents admit at 2-3 years of age into schooling, till the age of 18 study, study and study. No sports and games. After schooling it is 3 yr degree(BA/BCOM/BSC/BBM etc) or 4 yr BTECH degree. Medicine MBBS, just forget it, less seats for medical, high competition and private medical colleges cannot affordable by normal people.
Sports and Games:
only passionate kids participate in it and no much encouragement. Cannot make a career out of it definitely.
The above is theory, reality is, two years itself, parents admit kid in pre-LKG schools by paying 2,00,000 INR fees annually. 2,717.02 United States Dollar. This is apart from bus transportation and school annual functions cost etc.
The lower primary school is divided into five “standards”, upper primary school into two, high school into three and higher secondary into two.
Is India good for education?
“The country is generally a good fit for Indian students because of its world-class engineering programs and—importantly—tuition-free education. Until recently, language barriers and limited post-study work opportunities kept Germany largely off the radar of Indian students” – Internet
Why Indian education system is best?
“One of the best advantageous points of the Indian education system is its inexpensiveness. Unlike other developed countries in the world, knowledge is clubbed with economy here and any student willing to explore the abundantly spread resources of education in the country can do so without spending exorbitantly. Aug 13, 2012″ – Internet
“5 good things about the Indian education system”
KE posted polls:
Poll says, Indian parents, schools and government combinedly fault for ruining the children life,
career and abusing human rights of the children in India.
Mixed comments: Ashish Tripathi wrote about schools in the USA. Valid information.
What is KE’s stake on the Education in India?
KE’s former bosses an Ex. IAS officers and many of his friends in government now in top services have studied under street lights. Studied under street lights means, no electricity in the houses. That poor. It is not that they are individually that poor, the towns/villages/cities that they are living is having that poor infrastructure. Of course some cannot afford it also. But they studied hard to come up in life.
What is present situation?
2018, KE went to to corporate schools in India, they afraid to give bill or the annual prices, monthly fees, donations(bribes) to write it on the paper when inquired about school fees. In other words or in short cut, all private schools in INDIA are doing illegal business against state governments and central Government rules. They are asking huge money from parents without having any basic school in fracture like proper toilets (In USA, we call rest room), no play grounds. Of Course in India, sports and games is an untouchable subject. Education in India is: mugging, marks, ranks and seats in Engineering or BTECH colleges and MS in USA is the aim but nothing else. People consider government schools are only for poor and private schools for lower middle class and corporate schools for upper middle class and “international schools” for RICH people. There is nothing called lower or upper middle class, it is only rich and poor in the society. The Indian parents mindsets is, they do not want their children sit next to the children of the watchman of their building or apartment. Hence the more fees you pay, the more level of “class” PRIVATE schools available in India. So education is purely a business in India just like Medical. No values, no ethics, no morals and no social education so where is equality, humanity, compassion, empathy in India? From childhood, parents pamper children to grow within their caste systems or school systems or limited societies.
What are the KE subscribers/friends from USA shared inputs about schools in India?
KE watched a Telegu video where one couple confronting the wrong doings of an International school “Mount Litera Zee High School in Hyderabad India”. For name sake it is international but it is 100% local attitude only. KE shared that video to friends and took their inputs and posting it here for the public interest and awareness.
Here are the videos and links and unfortunately they are in Telugu language otherwise more or less across India, same problem. Can you imagine the fate or plight of poor in India? Government schools students?
Educational experts, lawyers, parents have come forward to discuss the educational crisis in India
Educational experts debate on this topic on a news channel
Private School management blaming parents are attacking the school.
This is from Prof K Nageshwar Channel:
ప్రైవేట్ ఉపాధ్యాయుల అగత్యాలు, పిల్లలపై ఫీజుల భారాలు || Private school teachers pathetic plight || The teachers in private schools in Telangana were in dire straits and some have been forced to take up farm work during the ongoing COVID-19 lockdown as they have not received salaries from mid March,a body of them said. There were around 11,700 government-recognised private schools in the state employing around 1.50 lakh teachers and they had not got their salaries since March 15, Telangana Private Teachers Forum president Sheik Shabbir Ali claimed. Left with no option, some private teachers were now forced to take up agricultural works in villages. In one instance, a teacher in Yadadri-Bhongir district had taken up drought-related works of removing unwanted plants in a village, he said. The association has represented to the government and also officials in districts about the problem despite circulars that teachers should be paid salaries as per government orders issued while announcing lockdown, he said.
I am a private school teacher sir. Our life became really horrible sir. Thanks for making this video sir.
Here you go:
KE told ex colleagues or friends about India news
one of my friend’s wife(in USA, we call spouse) admitted in hospitals for Covid19, they charged 5 lakhs INR, 30K per day room rent
I watched one video, film actors couple fighting with corporate school in HYD
they are charging in lakhs for zoom online classes from all students, lift maintenance no life in school, bus transportation etc
across India same in private schools and AP T state worst he said
kids in USA are lucky enough
Indian diaspora that is Indians living outside India afraid to go back after seeing these educational low standards and high prices and war type situation in educational systems.
Well, we paid taxes and feel that online classes are not sufficient for the money we are paying
Cut the teachers salary and refund us the amount next tax return
Same way if they start cutting salary for the remote IT workers like us ? Then we will start feeling the pain
They need to still maintain the school infrastructure. You need think from there shoes. If you run a school tell me will u be running online classes for free. (U will be still paying the bank loan and all maintenance for your school property
[17:11, 9/16/2020] : I understand but government passed rules
[17:11, 9/16/2020] : No fees during Covid19 situation
Principal talking exactly like Person B Pay or get out and She said on the call
Person B: we run a ladies hostel in Chennai. From day one of pandemic we didn’t charge single rupees to tenants. But by gods grace we own the property for decades together and we do not have any loan or commitments in the property and we are not that dependent on the income we get from that by gods grace. So it’s not a big problem for us. I know few of my friends who run these kind of hostel where they purchased property on bank loan and they need to pay monthly emi. They purely rely on the income to pay the monthly emi for the property loan and they rely on that income for there family living. Now they end up paying for pending monthly emi’s and there life is all screwed. So much hard work they did on Business all got screwed
[17:23, 9/16/2020] K: 🙏reading this. Yes understood. That’s what principal said, we have to pay bus driver whether schools on or off.
Person B: They also need to pay the teachers and Infrastructure still to continue online teaching.
They would have bought the school buses on loan and they might still need to pay emi for the busses and vans which they purchased. Big shots who run school Business can survive. The middle class people who did a startup school business and who is still upcoming in life is all screwed
Government should give free laptop and tablets to government school students only and they should equip well qualified teachers and infrastructure to government schools and make government school shine bright. They should introduce google classroom like how they do in public school here and they should use this opportunity to make people send there kids to government schools
This is BS to screw the private schools. U know what will happen. These private schools will soon run out of business and will close there facility
We pay for the building and infrastructure. Client pays me for the code. And they can hire anyone they want every other month. Two different businesses.
We don’t move schools every 3 months. Schools should come up with a payment plan for unpaid fees.
Payment plans don’t work in India because our loan system sucks.
Schools have a problem of losing children to other schools if online classes continue. Cause they can sit for exams privately
KE: Excellent points
Person B: Government should improve public government schools quality & they should allow local big companies to adopt government schools & give give tax free for companies who spend /adopt local government schools
Person A: People don’t want to send their kids to same class as street children. I mean with the same kids. I see 1 private school to 7 govt schools in my zip. My house tax is 5000 per year 😭
Person B: They should not torture private schools. America we have private schools & public schools. Same way government should improve public school by giving free laptops, tablets / internet for public school students alone. This number they can be achieved if government focus on there public school systems & make it shine good like America public school
Person A: Yes but it will kill all the private schools owners
Person B: That’s way better than government banning them not to collect fees. They should make a law that all government employees (including IAS, IPA/IFS/IRS officers) & politicians should send their kids to government schools only. If not they loose their jobs or positions. Things will get cleaned up automatically.
Person A: Lovely
KE: TRUE. Many comments on this same. My schooling takes place across the two Telegu states. I have studied in Kakinada Eluru Nuzvid, Vijaywawada, Giddalur, Vizag, Vizianagaram, Hyderabad. My accent mixture of three regions. I spent 100 INR for my graduation annual fees. $1=75 INR. My post graduation in IT is paid from my salaries while working in India. Education is less expensive or cheap in those days.
Person A: Why did you move to so many places in your schooling?
KE: Studied with my uncle’s son, he was high court judge rtd now, then district judge and keep getting transfers.
Mastaru, I am writing a post on education in India, schools, please give me a title: like mafia corporates schools or something or your wish. I will use some of the advises that you made, children of IAS/IPS/Ministers/Politicians /CM and PMs should go to schools then problems will be fixed automatically. Wonderful.
Locally collected taxes should go to schools directly. State govt should decentralize schools. Schools can be developed by local governing bodies. Standard of education should be set by the state. State should stop running the school business. Remember when AP India state manufactured scooter’s?
That’s what is happening to schools. If education is a business then government has failed in it.
KE: honestly, if you start a school or hospital in India, you will become super rich in no time just like politicians or criminals entering politics in India. within no time, you will become super rich but if you send your children to corporate schools or colleges in India or corporate hospitals, either they commit suicide or you lose your health, wealth or property and everything. Tragedy in India. God save India!