A Study on Educational Status in India

  • R Veerachamy Assistant Professor, PG and Research, Department of Economics, Thiagarajar College, Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India
  • R Dinesh Kannan Assistant Professor, PG and Research, Department of Economics, Thiagarajar College, Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India
Keywords: Amartya Sen, NFHS-3, Fundamental Rights, tenth plan, Formal Education, UNESCO

Abstract

Education plays an important role in facilitating the social and economic progress as it opens up opportunities leading to both individual and group entitlements. Education is the most crucial input that empowers people with skills and knowledge giving them access to productive employment in future. In recent years sustained and high levels of economic growth provide a unique opportunity and momentum for faster social sector development. Investing in education plays a key role in meeting the World Bank’s social development objectives, which support inclusive growth, social cohesion, and accountability in development. Professor Amartya Sen recently emphasised education as an important parameter for any inclusive growth in an economy. The policies have to focus on inclusive rather than divisive growth strategies. Corporate India moving towards this sector is laudable, but it is clear that deficiency in education cannot be met by mere expansion of private schools in urban areas. “Public education is as indispensable as public health care, no matter what supplementary role private schools and private medical care can play”(Prof. Sen, 2008)

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2018-03-27
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Veerachamy, R., & Dinesh Kannan, R. (2018). A Study on Educational Status in India. Shanlax International Journal of Economics, 6(2), 66-78. Retrieved from https://shanlaxjournals.in/journals/index.php/economics/article/view/677
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