We have a defective system of education. It lays too much emphasis on literary training. The universities of our country have been increasing the number of BAs and MAs every year. All these young men and women desire for only white collar jobs. After getting degree they start running after petty jobs and once they get it, they stop trying for better. But there are still many, who do not even get such low paid services. They try their luck in offices but meet with disappointment and frustration. In such a situation technical and vocational education becomes the need of the hour.
In India there is no dearth of natural resources. We have no dearth of human potentialities either. But it is our bad luck that still on the path of development. It is so because we do not know to make the best use of our resources. Everybody wants to be a doctor or an engineer. But everybody cannot be a doctor or an engineer. This generates hopelessness among our youths, who always hankers after a high-profile job. Hence, there is a need for bringing positive changes in our education system as well as in our attitudes.
Engineering or media profession is not everything. Our young men should be trained in such a way that they may be able to exploit the natural gifts, which are in plenty in our country. It is therefore essential to provide them with educational as well as vocational guidance. This will help them choose a profession in accordance with their capability and aptitude. This will also enable them to start their own business. They will become independent workers which is far more prestigious than working in offices for ten to twelve hours for petty jobs. This will definitely solve the problem of unemployment to a great extent.
It is a matter of great satisfaction that our government has become very active in this direction. As a result many technical and vocational institutions have been established throughout the country, where hundreds and thousands of young men and women get their admissions every year. This is a good sign and now we can hope for, the better.