Importance of Technical Education in India
India is witnessing the age of science and technology. There is huge demand for technical education in modern age. The pattern of life evolving in this age is very much different from the one we would find in our society even some fifty years back. Technical Education imparts knowledge of specific trade, craft or profession.
General education has been substituted by professional technical education in many cases. Technical education offers good opportunity for employment and successful career.
Technical Education can meet the expanding demands of expanding society and to meet its multiplying demands. The industries, mechanized systems and scientific research centers all over the world prove beyond doubt that our tie with the past is snapped and instead of bare hands we must use machines and technological devices for all-round development and regeneration of human society.
In our everyday life and in every sphere of our life the influence of science and technology is becoming so pervasive that man’s existence in this world is simply inconceivable in their absence today. This is why, to train our people in response to the need of the time, our education must be reorganized to give it the necessary practical and technical bias. Such education alone can produce the specialized armies for making and operating the modern machines.
In free India, the education was thoroughly reorganized again stressing the importance of science and technology to bring about a total regeneration. Quite a number of regional engineering colleges, institutes of technology, and centers for researches on science came into existence all over the country.
This role of education institutions found it necessary to redefine the end of education, which was to be in the main stream of economic development and to ensure a place for India in the community of prosperous nations. It was not just an end, it was the dream of modern India, and technical education was given the due importance with a view to realizing that dream.
Besides this, in this age of unemployment, only technical education can assure one of a job and a comfortable living. Those who are still in the conventional institutions, passing examination that have little relevance in the modern systems, find no opportunities of employment. And, quite naturally, they are victims of frustration and find themselves alienated from the mainstream of modern world. With their stereo-typed general education without any specialization and professional skill they acquire nothing to contribute to the progress and prosperity of the human society. They are quite aware of this and this awareness leaves them demoralized.
It is heartening to find even our schools introducing new syllabus making science and vocational courses compulsory. Right from the beginning our students’ to-day are shown the way in which they can explore avenues of their choice and participate in the march towards human progress.