India's technical education best in the world: Hillary Clinton

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  1. RPK

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    India's technical education best in the world: Hillary Clinton

    WASHINGTON: Lauding India's technical education system, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton believes the country is one of the best in this
    field, though it faces a challenge of providing adequate primary education to millions of children.

    "You can look at the very best in Indian education, and it's the best in the world. You can look at the technical education and it is to be envied. It is so effective," Clinton said in response to a question which was texted to her during her recent trip to India.

    Answers by the top US diplomat to select questions have now been posted on the State Department's website.

    Clinton said millions of children in India, however, don't have adequate primary education or secondary education or, certainly, college education.

    "India faces the challenge of so many people to serve in very rural areas, often without adequate infrastructure, so you have to come to grips with how you actually produce the schools that are needed, the teachers who will be dedicated, the curriculum and materials that are required," she said.

    "It is truly up to all of us -- families, governments, businesses, educational institutions -- to do everything we can to give every child a chance to grow up and fulfill his or her God-given potential," Clinton said. (MORE) PTI LKJ PMR


    Referring to her trip to Mumbai last month where she discussed education with volunteers from Teach India and Teach for India, Clinton said their passion for service lit up their faces as they talked about the importance of giving every Indian child the chance for an excellent education.

    "The underpinning of global progress is education across the entire spectrum, from early schooling to the advanced research and post-graduate work," she said.

    The question was asked by Ashish from Massachusetts who on a recent trip to Mumbai, had the opportunity to talk to many young migrant workers who arrive in the country's financial capital from remote villages every week, in a bid to earn their livelihood.

    "In this process, they are permanently starved from an education, which could perhaps give them a better future some day. Do you feel that under the new administration, the United States would take a consistently active interest in monitoring and assisting the educational challenges of many children and young adults in developing countries?" Ashish had asked.
     
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  3. Flint

    Flint Senior Member Senior Member

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    Flattering comments, but certainly not true.
     
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    NSG_Blackcats Member of The Month OCTOBER 2009 Senior Member

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    I don't agree with US Foreign Secretary. Is she talking about only IIT and IIM, IISc. The technical education India is in pathetic state.
     
  5. rubyjackass

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    If you ask me, even IITs are loosing their quality at an alarming rate. I dont understand why we need 15 IITs dumping about 10000 engineers every year(These are just IITians Imagine the number of engineers from local engineering factories). All this at a time when people are worrying about standards in the existing IITs.

    The power of Indians lies in our dreams to do big. All of us want to become engineers, doctors or something though it is a stereotypical desire. We care about how society thinks of us and we think that we are respected only if we make something out of ourselves. Although it points to a lack of dignity of labor, it definitely helps the perception that foreigners get of us.

    And the fact is that the job fancy in Indians is at least in part due to colonial rule. First it started out as fancy for government job, then for a public sector job, today it is any good job.
    But the basic reason is the Indian mentality and the status perception in India. Not a squat because of our 'excellent' standards.
     
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    Flint! yes as you rightly said the comments are just flattering. Not so good as
    Mrs clinton feels...
     
  7. vikaskumar11233

    vikaskumar11233 Tihar Jail Banned

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    I think our education system is evolving at a very rapid rate but not in the right direction.We are best in IT and commerce but only if we talk about higher education system.We are pathetic in primary education.Government policies are awesome but their implementation is not good.This is a issue which we have to care about.cbse chemistry syllabus
     
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    What is she mad ?? Here technical pep are not getting job and she is saying education system is best
     
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    "Brain drain" has a new meaning then.
     
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    India tech education is for zombies
     
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    Clinton's comments are a load of :bs:

    More like Brain Dead.
     
  12. SPIEZ

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    And some how very ew Indian colleges top the international rankings, wonder why?
     
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    p2prada Stars and Ambassadors Stars and Ambassadors

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    There are Zero Indian technical colleges in the Top 100 Universities.
     
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    And she talks about quality of Indian technical education. How freakin funny.

    The only goal of a decent technical education in India IMO is to get it's students placed
     
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    vikaskumar11233 Tihar Jail Banned

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    Our IIT's are in top 100 colleges of world guys.
     
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    Nope none, what so ever. IIT's aren't in the top 100
     
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    Not true.Not one of the IITs creep in the list of top 100 Universities for Engineering.
     
  18. roma

    roma NRI in Europe Senior Member

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    guys IIT's are VERY HIGHLY REGARDED ...... it's those who did the survey who are the creeps

    btw inidian unis esp the tech areas might be short of facilities but the indian families' attitudes towards education which creates an atmosphere which i can assure vouyou - is no where equalled in the world ....so i sure hope that will not be compromised
     
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    i dont know about the crediblity of her statement but im in vjti mech diploma and its difficult as hell
     
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    Thanks Hilarious Clinton.
     
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    IITs are decent for undergrad. Crap for post grad
     
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