Hi Friends,

Even as I launch this today ( my 80th Birthday ), I realize that there is yet so much to say and do.

There is just no time to look back, no time to wonder,"Will anyone read these pages?"

With regards,
Hemen Parekh
27 June 2013

Sunday, 21 August 2016

Wanted : 10 Lakh Teachers



Times of India ( 21 Aug 2016 ) , carries a news report titled :

Nearly 10 lakh teachers posts vacant : HRD Ministry "


It goes on to say :

Union Minister of State for Human Resources Development ,  Shri Mahendra Nath Pandey  said on saturday ,


" There are 8-10 lakh posts of teachers lying vacant in educational institutions , even as the government is taking initiatives to clear the backlog and is also inviting suggestions to update the Education Policy , which has not been revised since 1976


Though there is an acute shortage of teachers , it has been created due to a backlog of posts lying vacant over years 


In our country, the education policy is not properly implemented as it was first made in 1962 and revised in 1976 . However , no government  took initiative to revise it in all these years "



When Shri Pandey talks about  " No government .... " , I presume , he includes the current NDA government , as well !



He must be congratulated for being so open and frank !



May be he came to read my following suggestion , emailed to Smt Smriti Iraniji , more than 2 years back



There is a lesson to be learned in the fact that , recently against 3,000 vacancies of " Safai Kamdar ( sweepers ) , in UP , some 7 lakh persons applied ( including thousands of graduates / post graduates )



When India produces some  35 Lakh graduates  EACH YEAR  , why are they not applying for those 10 lakh vacant posts of teachers ?



Hopefully, Shri Pandey will find a answer in my email (which did get a computer generated acknowledgement ! )


He may also want to read  :


State  of  the  Republic......    (http://myblogepage.blogspot.in/2014/03/state-of-republic.html )


Challenge  of  Education ...... (  http://hcpreports.blogspot.in/2016/01/challenge-of-education.html  )


Dr  BabaSaheb  Ambedkar  University...... (http://hcpreports.blogspot.in/2016/01/dr-babasaheb-ambedkar-university.html )


Enrollment  of  Girls ....(http://hcpreports.blogspot.in/2014/04/enrolment-of-girls-compared-with-boys.html )


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Tuesday, 17 June 2014

Is  Smriti Iraniji  listening ?



Apparently , no one ( or very few ) want to get into teaching


This is obvious from the number of faculty vacancies in  AICTE  approved institutions , as shown below :




          Faculty…………………………………… Teachers Required…….  % age Vacancy



·                  Applied Arts & Crafts……………………….  2,678…………………….. 56

·                  Architecture and Town Planning………11,762…………………….. 51

·                  Engineering & Technology……………..5,29,543……………………..28

·                  Hotel Mgmt & Catering………………………..3245……………………… 43

·                  Management……………………………………….61,610……………………..27

·                  MCA…………………………………………………..  26,714……………………. 15

·                  Pharmacy…………………………………………….31,421……………………. 20




Why such a poor state of affairs  ?


According to leading Educationists , some of the reasons are  :


·                  Poor salaries in teaching profession

·                  Stringent Quality Norms

·                  Archaic Service Conditions

·                  Little scope to earn thru consultancy

·                  Very little Industry-Interaction / Internship

·                  Poor Research facilities



Even as Smritiji starts up a dialogue among the Stakeholders ( Students / Teachers / Educationists / Administrators etc ) , in respect of formulation of a NEW EDUCATION POLICY ,  she would do well to frame an ONLINE QUESTIONNAIRE ( Yes / No : True / False : Multiple Choice ) and upload it on her Web site for people to participate in thousands



What is wrong with our current state of Education and what needs to be done to fix it , can only emerge from such a  REFERUNDUM


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22  Aug  2016

www.hemenparekh.in / blogs




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