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Changing Perspective of Higher Education in the 21 St Century

Author Affiliations

  • 1 Political Science, Jhargram Raj College (Govt), Jhargram, Paschim Medinipur, West Bengal, INDIA

Int. Res. J. Social Sci., Volume 3, Issue (5), Pages 32-35, May,14 (2014)


This paper is a short review article that seeks to interrogate the goals of education in the present context with reference to Indian examples.Real education is that which enables one to stand on his own leg. This maxim pronounced by Swami Vivekananda is still manifests the undoubted goals of education even in the present age. The goals of education in the present context are somewhat different as it was contemplated in earlier days. Nowadays, there is a paradigm shift in the teaching and learning process. The students are no longer considered to be learners; rather they are the consumers whom the teachers must satisfy so that they can become successful clients in the market. Education is, therefore, intimately linked with consumerism. Still, education must not lose its inclusive character as long as disability among certain sections exists. Hence, the goals of education and sustainable economic growth are complementary with each other and thus go hand in hand.


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