Political influence in Education


India is the largest democracy in the world. The country has the largest number of political parties to take part in election campaigns. Elections are held at different levels in India. The two major election levels are at national level, after which the national government is established and at the state level after which the state government is established. Elections are also held for city, town and village councils. Indian politics has different political issues. However, these issues remain to be issued without any solutions for decades. Some issues are national level and some regional level. Some
communities demand more economical and social rights for their communities, while others demand more autonomy for their cultures within the Indian states. Some demanded autonomous states within the Indian Union, while the others demanded to be independent of India.

However, with all its problems India survives as a single state with democratic character. But a number of political problems still exist and remain unsolved in India. The education system is undoubtedly the foundation of a nation. Education makes the man civilized and therefore the country. It makes the mankind literate in ethical and moral values. If we have a well nurtured and balanced education system, then half the task of the country’s development is done. But when we look into the Indian context in India education system, it is suffering from many issues that need to be addressed at the earliest, we have some very big problems and thus the challenges are tougher.

The problem we came across in on a daily basis in large scale is political corruption in the education system. Political corruption is the use of power by government officials for illegitimate private gain. Misuse of government power for other purposes, such as repression of political opponents and general police brutality, is not considered political corruption. Neither are illegal acts by private persons or corporations not directly involved with the government. An illegal act by an officeholder constitutes political corruption only if the act is directly related to their official duties, is done under colour of law or involves trading in influence.

Our government makes so many policies and amendments for uplifting the education standard. They should be stricter in implementing the new policies and amendments. All those educational institutions set up by criminals and corrupt politicians for making-money should be monitored and controlled by the government. Alternate education should be promoted in India so that the youngsters can pursue what they want. Scholarships, not just for the underprivileged students but also to the common people should be given. Corruption is the main cause for degradation of so many things other than education, so government should deal with corruption in a more effective way.

Despite growing investment in education, 35% of its population is still illiterate only 15% of Indian students reach high school and just 7% graduate. 25% of teaching positions nationwide are vacant, and 57% of college professors lack either a master's or PhD degree. The quality and education standards vary drastically state to state. Compare the likes of Karnataka and Maharashtra.

Our Education system should be free from political influences and mainly in colleges which plays a huge role in making the career of students. One of the colleges is Garden City University, This Garden City University is established under Karnataka State Act no. 47 of 2013. The Garden City
University Act received the assent of the Governor of Karnataka on 26th March 2013 and was published in the Karnataka Gazette on 12th April 2013.

Maharashtra is very famous for its political influence on the educational system. The students are always being seen in Riots. Here are the top MBA colleges in Maharashtra :-

  • National Institute of Industrial Engineering, Mumbai
  • SP Jain Institute Management and Research, Mumbai
  • K. J. Somaiya Institute of Management Studies & Research
  • Prin. L. N. Welingkar Institute of Management Development & Research
  • National Institute of Industrial Engineering (NITIE), Mumbai
  • Sydenham Institute of Management Studies and Research and Entrepreneurship Education (SIMSREE), Mumbai
  • Kohinoor Business School, Mumbai
  • Department of Management Sciences, University of Pune
  • SIES College of Management Studies
  • ASM Institute of Business Management & Research (ASM’s IBMR), Pune