The pulsating education sector is playing a crucial role in narrowing the yawning gap between the skilled and the unskilled professionals in India by imparting quality education.
Gone are the days when only a chosen few government educational institutions would cater to the burgeoning student population leading to a cut throat competition among students to grab the few but coveted seats in the colleges for higher studies. With the arrival of public private partnership, a new dawn broke that ensured quality education for the aspirants. The North was earlier known for only a small number of prestigious institutions. But it has witnessed a mammoth growth and the last fifteen years have been the area rising like a beacon showing light of education to the entire country. A large number of education institutions have come up in the North and these institutions are churning out thousands of aspiring professionals and equipping them with quality education.
Cities like Delhi, Agra, Meerut, Ghaziabad, Modinagar, Muzaffarnagar, Chandigarh, Dehradun, etc are bustling with students all over the country. They throng these cities for acquiring professional excellence. Hundreds of institutes equipped with technical know how to train students in a wide range of streams ranging from technology, management to hospitality, medical, arts and legal studies have opened a plethora of opportunities for the student community to select from. Even a number of new medical colleges that have appeared lately on the sense have taken off the burden from government run institutions and are in no way less than the best in terms of imparting quality education.
The newly formed states like Uttarakhand too have carved a niche for themselves in the field of education. Cities like Dehradun, Nainital and Musoorie are known for quality education as world renowned schools like Doon, Woodstock, St. Georges Sherwood etc., have served the needs of its residents as well as outsiders. With students being churned out enmasse from schools and with opportunities of higher education few and far between in mofussil towns and districts, all attention is turned on Western UP, Uttarakhand, Punjab, Delhi etc.
Infra-structurally the state of the art facilities under one roof is the benchmark of these institutions that leave no stone unturned to provide best to their students. These range from internet connectivity of broadband, fully equipped library, mess facility to modern laboratories. These institutions dotting the landscape rich in agricultural belt of Northern India have truly a pan-national appeal as students come here from all corners of the country. Quality wise the institutes have a good scorecard in terms of providing decent placements to their students, a fact which is seen as a befitting reply to the proponents of the theory that only government run institutes hold the key to success for a student.
Private players that include a sizable number of experienced academicians and entrepreneurs who continue to strive for providing better education for the masses keep innovating as per the requirements of the market. To equip their students with on hand experience, institutes often tie up with big industrial houses that lend a lot of exposure to students besides offering them real working environment. Some of the educational institutions even arrange foreign trips for students especially those pursuing courses in international marketing. This kind of exposure proves quite helpful to students when they begin their professional life. With no dearth of funds, gradually the players are entering into highly specialized streams nanotechnology, bioinformatics, aeronautical engineering etc. which will definitely put the country on the world map. It’s just the beginning of a new era that promises hope of a resurgent India poised to regain her lost ancient glory.