As a country develops and generates capability to support all of its citizens, the requirement to discriminate opportunities based on education levels goes down. What I mean to say here is that in a large country such as India (where the resources are minimal), there is a distinct requirement of having standardised tests such as CAT, IITJEE, etc in order to divide people into different slots.
This division at present is necessary (despite what politically correct activists and politicians might be saying), in order to ensure that the resources available are fully utilized. It’s natural selection at work.
Once the country develops the ability to support all of its citizens (and we are far from that point!), then it would be great to dream of this ideal.
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“As a country develops and generates capability to support all of its citizens, the requirement to discriminate opportunities based on education levels goes down.” A very important statement. Very nice post.
On the contrary, investing in this model will cause big pain now but will ensure much brighter future tomorrow.
Anand you are correct, about the pain part although I am not so sure about the future. The state of education in India makes us into process oriented disciplined labour, and not independent thinkers. This is the reason why we attract so many service contracts from abroad and why the Indian economy runs on services. Change that and suddenly, we would be forced to build products :-)