Education across Communities in India

India is a wide country with a humongous population of over 1.2 billion people. India has existed as the sub continent in Asia for centuries. Many ethnicities have been dwelling in it since then and they still do. Though after independence, the majority of population comprises of Hindus but still there are many communities living in the country alongside Hindus. Providing and fulfilling the needs of other communities is the prime responsibility of the government.

Even though India has been progressing and surfacing on the face of this earth but we mostly observe Hindus or Muslims, who are second to them in majority, to be gaining most success and enjoying higher positions. The other communities are being neglected and not being given a chance to soar high which is primarily due to the fact that they lack behind in the educational field.

In order to secure good jobs and get high positions, quality education is the pre requisite. Unfortunately, the down trodden and under privileged communities of the country are not being provided with proper educational infrastructure and facilities and their accessibility to education is very much limited. There is no equality in education accessibility and attainment.

This discrimination is not just observed for other communities but within Hindu castes too. India still follows a rigid caste system and people belonging to the lower castes are looked down upon. They are being deprived of education because people of higher caste consider them untouchable and do not accept to mingle with them or study alongside them. This creates hindrances for them to attain higher education in a normal setup.

This is where the government needs to step in and play its part. The government needs to provide an education infrastructure for such communities. They have an equal right to attain quality education. For this purpose, institutes should be developed which should comply with the policies of accreditation in India. They have an equal right to compete with other communities and secure a good place for them in the society. Elevating their standard of living can be made possible through education only.

Instead of treating them as a burden for the society, they should be empowered to develop a bright future for them. The benefit of development of institute with accreditation would bring about a ripple effect in the society. It would not just bring prosperity on the community level but also on the national level on the whole.

The participation of diverse ideas and skills in the society would collectively boast the state of the economy. Education is the basic right of every human and its accessibility should be ensured y the government.

 

About the author:Sunaina Roy is an educationist working to enhance the quality and standards of education all across the nation. She has been constantly working closely with an accrediting body, http://www.iao.org/iao/institutional-accreditation/ to elevate Indian education system.