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Right To Education Essay

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International Journal of Social Science & Interdisciplinary Research Vol.1 Issue 8, August 2012, ISSN 2277 3630

*Associate Professor, Institute of Management Studies and Research, Maharshi Dayanand University, Rohtak, Haryana, India. **Junior Research Fellow, Institute of Management Studies and Research, Maharshi Dayanand University, Rohtak, Haryana, India.

ABSTRACT Education has been made too easy for the students so that more and more students can enter into the scope of education system of the country. The announcements like abolishing compulsory ...view middle of the document...

Government of India is doing lots of efforts in this field so that the objective of inclusive growth can be achieved very soon by it. A great achievement of the Indian government is a big jump in the literacy rate from 18.3% in 1950-51 to 74.04% in 2010-11. Such an achievement is the result of a lot of efforts by the Indian government in the education sector. The government is improving the country’s education status to enhance the standard of living of the people and also to achieve other goals like, overcoming the problem of poverty and unemployment, social equality, equal income distribution, etc. Education contributes to the individual’s well being as well as the overall development of the country. Education is not only an instrument of enhancing efficiency but is also an effective tool of widening and augmenting


International Journal of Social Science & Interdisciplinary Research Vol.1 Issue 8, August 2012, ISSN 2277 3630

democratic participation and upgrading the overall quality of individual and societal life (Goel, 2008). Thus, the importance of education can’t be ignored. There has not been any fundamental change in the structure of secondary and higher education in India. If there has been any such change, then only few of the states have been affected. The period since the nineties, especially since last decade, has witnessed growth in response to the demand generated by the expansion of elementary education. Primary as well as higher education sector have also witnessed great attention of the Indian Government. The present paper has made a comparison of elementary education system of Haryana with that of its neighbouring states, like, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, and Delhi. Major indicators showing the achievements and failures in the education sector have been taken and data has been analysed on the basis of such factors. OBJECTIVES The objectives of the present article are: 1. 2. 3. To compare the education system of Haryana with its neighbouring states on the basis of different indicators To see the impact of achievements in education sector on literacy rates and the number of literates of these states To suggest policy recommendations to improve the education scenario of the Haryana as well as other states under the study.

RESEARCH METHODOLOGY The present study is descriptive cum exploratory. It is primarily based on secondary data collected from various sources like national reports and economic surveys, websites etc. of state and national level departments of education. The analysis has been done on the basis of different indicators, like Gross Enrolment Ratio, Drop-out rate, Number of schools and colleges, Number of Universities, Number of persons who can read English, etc. Descriptive statistical tools like bar graphs, linear charts, etc. have been used for interpretation of the data. SCENARIO OF EDUCATION SECTOR IN HARYANA AND ITS NEIGHBOURING...

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