Musings of a convoluted mind: Why so much stress on this type of education?
A large number of highly educated people are applying for lower posts in govt. organizations. Do you think, then, education to obtain high qualification is redundant?
My younger brother is also a Government Officer. He is presently working in a recruiting agency of the Government. Every year he tells me that hundreds of PhDs and thousands and thousands of MBAs, Post-Graduates, B.Tech/B.E degree-holders have been applying for Group-D posts in his organization (for which he recruits people). He says that he always feels very embarrassed while processing those applications. When I was earlier posted in another recruiting agency of the Government, I also felt similarly. These highly qualified young men and women, even if selected, would be very dejected to work as Group-D workers very soon and this dejection would not create any qualitative improvement to the position which they hold.
So, my convoluted mind has started thinking. In India (and also in other countries of Indian sub-continent), there is unemployment, under-employment, and disguised unemployment. High level of education and a huge number of educated population are the reasons behind this problem. So, what is the solution to this problem?
My convoluted mind asks: Why so much stress on this type of education? What purpose does this education serve?