It is viewed that education is at the cross roads now. The lack of employment opportunities for nth educated emphasizes that our education. Particularly, the arts and science degree courses are not employment-oriented. A degree holder is midway between a specialist and a student who has completed high school education. His educational base is shaky as he is not master of any subject but who has picked up the rudiments of a subject. So his educational qualification is not meritorious enough to suit the high requirements of the numerous-technology-based institutions. So in the present situation what is needed is promotion of education in a subject which is employment oriented. Even diploma courses in sciences like computer, engineering or information technology will be of help to students.
Nowadays most banks insist on first class graduates and many students who pass the degree courses have just the minimum pass marks. Candidates who sit for competitive examinations find it very difficult to fare well in the examination because the questions are tough. For recruitment in many institutions candidates who apply for jobs are expected to have scored high marks in the school or college examinations and fare well in group discussions with the top officers. Institutions have mushroomed everywhere offering degrees in engineering and medicine. For thousands of graduates rolled out every year the employment opportunities are quite few. This is the pathetic situation of today.
The educational system of today lays emphasis on technical skills. Keeping in mind the pace of growth of society we must add vocational courses in schools and colleges. A vocational course is a practical course of training in a particular profession that gives candidates skills in performing a technical or non-technical job efficiently and effectively. The goal of education is mainly to seek good employment. High school education or a degree does not help students to get jobs which fetch them good salary. Nowadays even degree holders with no specialized training in a technical or non-technical subject having tried for good jobs ultimately accept a small job in a Government or private institution.
Students should plan their educational course aiming at securing good jobs. However, financial problems of some students do not allow them to pursue higher education. Today banks offer loans to deserving students and with the assistance of banks students can study engineering courses or join of medical colleges. The academic institutions are too demanding and expect the students to study well and score very high marks. Students who get high ranks in examinations have the chance of being recruited for jobs in banks, government officers or in other private offices.