Let’s Discuss Education in North India
We always talk about Education in India but not specifically about Education in North India. The literacy rate in North India is average as per the 2011 census owing to which it becomes crucial to know more about the reasons why Education in North India is less as compared to the other parts of the nation. There are several factors that are most important to be addressed timely in order to increase the literacy rate to make India an educated nation.
The North India with dominant geographical features including the Great Himalayas, Thar desert and Indo – Gangetic plains, blended with beautiful culture and regions, offers one of the holiest pilgrimage of Hindus, Buddhist monasteries, Sikhs’ Gurdwaras and Islamic Mosques. It is no wonder why it is rich in culture and heritage.
North India has several boards such as Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), Council for Indian School Certificate Examination (CISCE) and National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS). There are top colleges that impart quality learning but there are few states lagging behind in education. States like Bihar have the lowest literacy rate whereas other states like Uttar Pradesh are improving themselves. According to a report, Bihar has the most crowded classes with fewer teachers to teach and on the other hand Uttar Pradesh conducts UPTET Exam to determine the eligibility of the teachers. This exam is conducted twice a year and if you have applied for the same, you may download your UPTET Admit Card.
There are several state based examinations that are conducted in North India. Well, according to the reports, Bihar is the third most populous state in India and the most most illiterate state by proportion. The state also conducts state based examinations but fails to provide the basic primary education to its people. The 62% of population do not even complete their primary education whereas states like Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Delhi have good literacy rate.
Universities like University of Delhi, Jawaharlal Nehru University, Jamia Millia Islamia, are the most prestigious Universities to study. These universities have a high cut off due to their level of teaching. The professors here especially for higher studies such as PhD are experienced, impart great and practical knowledge. These experienced faculties and guides pave the way towards success.
The states like Rajasthan, Uttarakhand, Jammu and Kashmir, Haryana have more literacy rate in Urban cities than the rural which indicates that the rural population is unable to educate their childrens due to not understanding the importance of education, poverty, gender inequality, less teachers, poor infrastructure of government schools, transportation facility and conveyance etc. The reason could be anything but it must be resolved soon to increase the literacy rate in North India. Also, development plays a great role in these sectors. Without a qualified teacher you cannot have good students and a good future for the nation.
India too has a National Eligibility Test for Assistant Professors for which a citizen of India can apply irrespective of state, caste, gender. Likewise, the UPTET Exam was conducted recently and you check UPTET Results for your further reference to know the competitive mark of the exam.
On the contrary, in south India, literacy rate is above 80%. They have a better infrastructure and also their overall development is quite high when compared with northern India. This trend shows that education is necessary to have a good and strong development index. Many governmental schemes are applied in north India to promote education from 1st class to 10th class which can only be beneficial if people support it. Schemes like Sarva Siksha Abhiyaan, Midday Meals, Infrastructure Development in Minority, and many other schemes are applied to promote education and with the right to education act, the government has also ensured that no one is left behind who is willing to study.
We hope in upcoming years, people understand the worth of education and teach their next generation the same to make India a prosperous and developed country. As a citizen, we should also encourage our younger generation to study and do good deeds for our country in their lives.