Shortage of teachers in India and its effect on education

The article gives a brief idea on how is the problem of shortage of teachers is going to affect India. Today where most of the people are behind engineering, medicine, corporate jobs, glamor professions etc. and 80 percent of them after there are in an urge search for an employment there is vacancies in the etching professions especially in the higher secondary and senior secondary schools. Qualified teachers are a rare thing to find today in our schools.

Education system in India

Providing higher at least standard quality of education to the students of India especially the school going students had been a very tough task to our government. In all means some deadlines have to be extended for the selection process of rightly qualified teachers for the sake of our educational system and at most to the sake of the future of our own generations.

Shortage of trained teachers is growing as a major issue in India. The human resource development sources are saying that the deadline for providing trained teachers to the schools have to be shifted from 2015. RTE or the Right To Education mandates to hire only the teachers with the required qualifications. The qualifications mandatory for teaching profession are: Diploma in elementary education for teaching the students at primary and pre primary level, for teaching in higher secondary and senior secondary section B.Ed. is a mandatory qualification. The qualification raise from B.Ed. to M.Ed. for teaching at teacher training colleges.

Just bagging these degrees are not going to make them eligible for the profession. They have to clear the teacher eligibility test or TET within the five years of being hired. It is mandatory to clear the TET along with a B.Ed. degree from 2011 onwards. The TET is individually for each state government and for the C.B.S.E (Central Board of Secondary Education) or central school teachers there is a separate common TET .

Clearing TET is not that easy as it seems. The shocking report says that only 7% of the teachers who attended for the exam passed. Jharkhand ad Uttar Pradesh TET results say nothing different. The test was even cancelled in Uttar Pradesh after it got in to some trouble of corruption.
So there is no doubt in the matter that teacher training and education are major problems faced by both the state government and the central government as well. The main reason that can be pointed out is the lack of passion for teaching. Most of them take teaching as a temporary employment just as a job to earn while searching for other professions. A rough estimate says that India has about eight lakh untrained teaching staff over it schools.

One another problem faced id the lack of teachers to train teachers. There is only 50 seats for M.Ed. in the Central Institute of Education which is one of the prominent colleges of education in the country. Thirty eight percent of the faculty positions are vacant. One of the major reasons for the problem that the government claims is that there is not enough money to pay for good teachers and so the situation is such that untrained teachers are being hired . The 12th five year plan has allotted the highest amount towards this the amount figuring to Rs.6308 core. It will really take a lot of time to get through from this pathetic situation of our educational system and will be possible only if the program is implemented with full dedication and without corruption.


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