Role of higher education in
Kamlesh Kumar Patel
Research Scholar MGCGV Chitrakoot
The real India live in villages. As more than half of the population of the country
lives in villages, rural development is an eminent factor for the development of our
economy. The crucial motivating factor for the development of the economy in
today's time is education. Like in the body of human being liver is responsible for
the proper functioning of the body, in the same way education acts a backbone for
the economy. To explore this significant role of higher education in India
especially in rural India. Higher education is the backbone of the modern society.
It has the power to transform human beings into human resources. Along with
primary and secondary education, higher education is also an instrument to build
future generation. In India majority of the higher educational institutions are urban
centric. Even most of the higher educational institutions in rural India lack quality.
As a result of that rural population are deprived. Under certain circumstances it is
seen that gross enrolment ratio is very poor in these rural areas. The situation is
even worse for female population in regard to gross enrolment ratio. The
paper highlights all these key issues and tries to find out the problems that the rural
population is suffering in regard to education. Along with that the paper tries to
find out possible remedies to overcome those barriers.
Education is one of the most powerful instrument for reducing poverty and
inequality of society. Education is the key to enhance India's competitiveness in
the global economy. Therefore ensuring access to quality education for all, in
particular for the poor and rural population, is central to the economic and social
development. The rapid expansion of higher education system...