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Dropouts in India

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DROPOUTS IN INDIA

The illiterate of 21st century are not those that cannot read and write. They are those that cannot learn, unlearn and relearn.

ALVIN TOFFLER

Education is the most democratic source of power. It is one of the most explicit and peerless mode of breakthrough. Nature has provided human minds with the divinity of learning and understanding, which is an aid over all the other creatures on the planet. It is our duty to nurture, discover and implement the advantages of the hidden resources of the nature for the goodwill of all. Consequently, educating more and more people will lead to a much more commodious and at hand mankind.

                                      From the ancient era of Taxila and Nalanda to the till date IIMs; India has always played a part in education. Sir Aurobindo Rabindranath Tagore, Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar, Dr.Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, Satyendranath Bose, Srinivasa Ramanujan, Sushrutha , there have been assorted educationists in diverse fields from India. Though India is rich in education, a considerable population of Indians has always been indigent. According to 2001 government statistics, the literacy rate in India is 75.26% in Males and 53.63% in Females, though 304 million people still come under absolute non literals. A major drawback leading to such poor statistics is dropouts. The dropout rate is incredibly high in India. Only one out of 10 children makes it to college. The school system starts off with 13 cr children in class 1 to 5 section and ends up at class 12 with just 3.7 cr. Though government provides free and compulsory education for children of age 6-14 yrs, the current dropout rate continues to be 6.94% of the total children in age group of 6-14 yrs.

                                    While the rest of the world frets about the economic effects of an aging population, one country that will grow increasingly younger is India. By 2050, its 1 billion populations will hit 1.57 billion....

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