Marking its Presence in the Education Industry, Government Institutes Pose a Threat to Private Ones.

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Education is an integral part of everyone’s life which is the reason why every human being in this world should be given a right to attain it. Once a basic necessity for the people around the globe, Education, has slowly and steadily become a full-fledged industry over time.

In times where private institutes fee touched the sky, making it practically inaccessible for normal people, government steps in. With improving education quality in government institutes, people have actually started preferring them. Also, affordable fees act as an attractive factor for students and parents.

With the inclusion of K-12 system in India, the problems pertaining to more than 1.4 Million schools in respect to lack of proper infrastructure and training methods, the government is taking required steps to become the supreme power in the Education sector.

As per a report by the Department of Education & Literacy, center owned institutions were able to show much better results as compared to the privately owned institutions. Every year, this data tilts favourably towards the government-owned institutions giving them a competitive edge.

Class 10th and 12th CBSE Result have shown that the pass percentage of government institutes is much higher to that of private institutes. Wondering what drives them to excel?

Facts about Indian Government-Funded schools

Category Of Institutions Public Sector Institutions Private Sector Institutions
Primary Upper-Primary 9,44,411 1,81,877
Secondary 53,701 63,305
Higher Secondary 26,655 37,743
Total 10,24,767 2,82,925

1. In the year 2017, 112 government schools showed 100% pass percentage in their SSC results which increased in the year 2018 to 168 schools and leading towards a massive leap in 2019 taking the numbers up to 203 schools.

2. In the year 2019, 1,29,917 students from schools run by Directorate of Education, Government of Delhi appeared in the SSC board exam out of which 1,22,428 students passed the exam. Last year, out of total 1,12,826 students who appeared in exam 1,02,260 passed the exam which was 90.64%.

3. The interesting fact about the figures was that the greatest number of students passed were from the Army schools which have always been able to set out the standards for other schools.

Reasons why Government Institutions showed better pass percentages

1. Discipline

The amount of discipline maintained inside the government institutions is commendable and unmatchable in respect to the privately owned institutions.

2. Faculty

The skill set present in the faculties inside the government-funded institutions is usually notched higher as compared to the privately funded institutions. 

3. Lack of Proper Infrastructure

As the Government funded institutions do not charge a hefty amount from the students, they are usually unable to provide impeccable infrastructural facilities to the students. It is scientifically proven that whenever a person is provided with less amount of facilities they tend to perform better.

With the education industry shifting towards providing industry based knowledge to the students it gets really hard to cover every aspect and make it a part of the curriculum.

Students even prefer to be a part of government institutes for their higher education as well, as they are able to provide them promising results over decades both in the field of academics and industry prospects.

Reports collected from All India Higher Education Survey showed that around 3/4th of the total number of students opting for higher education had favoured being a part of government universities with the rest looking to be a part of private universities.