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Administrative Note:

Week's Agenda: Social Conditions

  Minimum Wage
  Rules regarding Safety of Personnel at work to be made clear
  Introduction of Social Security Net
  Introduction of identity card
  Removal of Age discrimination at work
  Creating conditions so that reservations will no longer be necessary

India's higher education system is one that really needs reforms. I
have tried to identify one of the main problem and solution for this.
Please comment your opinions.

1. Many consider higher education as goverments responsibility and
hence should be subsidised. Government has limited money and hence
cannot support all but only some expenses. Because of this our higher
education is not given enough consideration and is not available to
many people.

Government should not subsidise the higher education 100%. Instead it
should offer low interest or 0% interest loans to students. Fees
should be kept in par with the actual cost of education. Once a
student graduates then he/she should repay the money. If some one has
money before hand they may not need to take the loan.

This would make institution not dependent on government and goverment
money can be wisely spent on primary education in rural areas etc...
Institution can improve the facilities since now they will have enough
funds. Professors would be well paid and so institute can find
talented guys to come and teach. Currently many colleges don't give
good salaries, hence becoming professor is hardly many bright students
dream. With more funds the number of seats available in colleges can
be increased giving benefit to more people. Students will become more
responsible and become more serious towards studies since they will be
now paying more their own money. This system gives chance for poor
student as well to have education since they have to pay only after
they graduate and are doing full time work.

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