Irony of Educational Infrastructure in Bihar

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Now this vividly affluent historical and cultural land of Bihar is today facing a serious identity crisis in the field of higher level of education. Bihar is that very state which gave the world its best ancient university, the famous Nalanda University.

The count does not ends here well it has just begun now, also it was none other than this land of Bihar which gave the world its First Yoga University.

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The brilliance and the adroitness of this soil lie in the fact that Bihar gave birth to some of the most decorated personalities in the history of the ancient India, Chanakya the all time greatest philosopher and political mentor who is also regarded as the Father of Economics wrote the famous book Arthashastra was born on this soil.

Valmiki who wrote the great epic of Ramayana, Aryabhatt the great mathematician who invented Zero to the numeral system, Vatsayana who wrote Kamasutra, Poet of India, Ashoka the greatest ruler of India whose famous emblem of Ashoka Chakra is adorned in the National Flag of India, Rishi Shushrat who was the Father of Surgery were all born and lived on this very soil. While Lord Buddha got enlightenment and Lord Magavira found Jainism on this very ancient land of Bihar. Bihar truly marked the history of the country.

But ironically the glorious past of the land had faded away now. The state today stands much behind in the count of the universities and colleges in the count of the universities and colleges in the country that too with respect to her ever increasing number of students with the passage of every successive year. Bihar even after the division of her southern portion of land as Jharkhand in the year 2000 is still India’s 3rd most populated state. While this densely populated state accounts for only 30 Universities in present and in general comparison with Gujarat the real miserable picture of Bihar clearly comes into the light, Gujarat which stands much behind in terms of population and is the 9th most populated state of the nation accounts for a total of 49 Universities in present.

And the sad story of the state starts from here, the students from this state who holds tremendous amount of potential are left with no other choice other than to migrate to other parts of the nation and mostly to the metro cities of the country. These students of Bihar facing the lack of quality and desirable universities in the home state migrates to the big cities like New Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Bangalore, Pune, Hydrabad mostly.  While in this duration of pursuing their graduation and post graduation in other parts of the country these students from Bihar faces tremendous amount of challenges as since adjusting and settling in some other land is never an easy job.

The even sadder part of this picture is the fact that these students from Bihar who once leaves the state for their higher educational purposes never actually returns to their home state as they finds themselves placed in some very respectable and desirable positions in the various multinational corporations existing and operation the big cities. Bihar where the count of students cracking the Civil Examinations is Highest in the Country and the state which produces the highest Count of IAS and IPS Officers in whole of the country cannot stand to restrain her potential holding student force to stay in their home state. Is this not a shame for for Bihar that the state cannot provide satisfaction and better opportune securities to her fellow students?

This is a frightening truth of the state which rises up the major question that when would the state government wake up and work in actual to develop the educational infrastructure in the state and provide the students of the state what they deserve? Will the state government ever stop to play the vote bank politics in the region and work for the human resource sector of the state? Now this whole case migration of the students has got to be taken care of soon because this whole big disorder is creating a serious damage in the structure the Human Development Index of the state.

Neel Preet (Author - Voice From The East)