Social Justice-Education [IAS (Admin.) IAS Mains GS Paper 2 (Governance, Polity, Social Justice, & IR)]: Questions 1 - 4 of 9

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Question 1

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Appeared in Year: 2016

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Professor Amartya Sen has advocated important reforms in the realms of primary education and primary health care. What are your suggestions to improve their status and performance?

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Amartya Sen is an Indian Economist, Philosopher, and a Nobel Laurate (1998) , whose contributions on economics were always a guiding path for the developing countries including India. According to her view, India, as a developing country, should be able to spread its roots of education, healthcare and women՚s equality, and it should penetrate deepl…

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Question 2

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Appeared in Year: 2014

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Should the premier institutes like IITs/IIMs be allowed to retain premier status, allowed more academic independence in designing course and also decide mode/criteria of selection of students. Discuss in light of the growing challenges.

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Institutions like IIT (Indian institute of Technology) and IIM (Indian Institute of Management) is considered as premier organizations in India but if we see their rank at global level it lags from other international institution. The major reasons for such a renowned institutions not to compete at global level are as follows:

  • Over centralization an…

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Question 3

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Appeared in Year: 2015

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The quality of higher education in India requires major improvements to make it internationally competitive. Do you think that the entry of foreign educational Institutions would help improve the quality of Higher and technical education in the country? Discuss.

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The quality of higher education in India is lagging behind and doesn՚t match the international standards, few of institutions has been successful in getting their position under 100th . Some of the basic reason for this are as follows.

  1. Low Quality Teaching and Learning: Teaching staffs/Professors don՚t have the quality to impart education to their s…

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Question 4

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Appeared in Year: 2013

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The concept of Mid Day Meal (MDM) scheme is almost a century old in India with early beginnings in Madras presidency in pre-independent India. The scheme has again been given impetus in most states in the last two decades. Critically examine its twin objective, latest mandates and success.

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The twin objective of Mid Day Meal Scheme is first to raise the enrollment and attendance in school and secondly to increase the nutritional content in children՚s daily food intake to ensure healthy and productive childhood.

The scheme has been great impetus as recent studies because of the following reasons:

  • The scheme is successful at low cost.
  • Achi…

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