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4) Can weeding out corruption help higher education, when there is a mismatch between number of aspirants and the number of opportunities that are available? Critically analyse .(250 words)

Topic: Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Education, Human Resources.

4) Can weeding out corruption help higher education, when there is a mismatch between number of aspirants and the number of opportunities that are available? Critically analyse .(250 words)

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Why this question:

The question is in the context of corruption involved in higher education system of India and vis-vis the incongruity between number of aspirants and the number of breaks that are available for students.

Demand of the question:

Discussion should focus mainly on two aspects – 1. Corruption in higher education system of India. 2. Lack of opportunities to students for jobs and any inter relationship between the two if any.

Directive word:

Critically analyzeWhen asked to analyze, you  have to examine methodically the structure or nature of the topic by separating it into component parts and present them as a whole in a summary. When ‘critically’ is suffixed or prefixed to a directive, one needs to look at the good and bad of the topic and give a fair judgement.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction

one can start by highlighting the current education system and the alarming picture of corruption in it.

Body

The question must analyse the corruption scenario in the higher education system – explain how corruption has invaded whole systems of higher education and threatens the reputation of research products and graduates, regardless of their guilt and innocence.

  • sale of fake degree certificates of well-established universities and the operation of institutions that provide degrees with hardly any period of study, commonly known as degree mills.
  • involvement of fraudulent recruitment agents, universities graduating poorly qualified or unqualified, widespread plagiarism, cheating and exploitation.
  • Corruption is also suspected among faculty and senior administrators who may clandestinely negotiate any number of benefits for themselves.
  • Examples – Vyapam scam

Then move on to relating it to lack of opportunities and thus the desperation of students to obtain degrees.

Conclusion

Base on your opinion conclude with a balanced reasoning and suggest what should be done to overcome the menace.