Start-up India is useless in the country until technical education funding is insufficient to promote innovation at the universities and centers of technology. Discuss critically.

The technical education funding in India is very insufficient to promote innovation at the universities and centers of technology. India is way behind of China in terms of publication of original research papers by Universities. Thus, launching of new scheme without involving university education may have lesser impact.
The quality of technical education and motivation for research oriented study in Indian universities is an age old problem. The issue of lack of quality of technical education and lack of quality graduates to match demands of industry has been raised by some of the well known entrepreneurs of country.
Similarly, in schools basic infrastructure and number of quality teachers is still inadequate, therefore it cannot encourage innovation and learning.
Therefore, the need of the hour is qualitative technical education which will enhance innovation and research and development.

Question for UPSC Mains:
"Start-up India is useless in the country until technical education funding is insufficient to promote innovation at the universities and centers of technology." Discuss critically.

Published: March 2, 2016 | Modified:June 27, 2019

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