India as an educational model
Academic levels are certainly part of the economic development of the federal entities and/or provinces in any country in the world.
A few days ago I was talking to an executive of a multinational company originally from India and has intentions to install operations in the north of the country. It drew my attention to the level of academic preparation that the population in that country has, as well as its educational models. Today India has an educational system based on the technology and knowledge industry. The academic level of the “India” population is not only superior to ours, but it has even adopted educational models similar to that of developed countries with a resounding success in their students and professionals.
In the United States, for example, India has the number of work visas for professionals (H1-B) higher than any other country in the world, including those of its three major trading partners together (Canada, China, and Mexico).
This reading establishes the high level of technical training that professionals from India and the education of Mexican immigrants living in the United States have.
You may wonder, what relationship could these data have with our country? The answer is that there are simply better models, in this case educational, that have given much greater competitiveness to their students and professionals, and can be applied in our country.
Mexico still has academic levels well below the academic average of developed countries, and even some of our competitors, such as China, South Korea, and India.
Notwithstanding the foregoing, the north of the country has academic levels higher than the national measure – 6th Grade – and in some cases up to 2 or 3 degrees higher. These academic levels are the difference in the educational development of the entities, as well as the income per capital of their inhabitants, the development and the competitiveness of the same.
The decisions of many of the foreign investment projects in the country are based precisely on the academic level and the skilled workforce of their inhabitants, among other factors. The highest academic level in the northern states of the country with respect to other federal entities, mainly in the south, makes a difference in the types and sectors of investment projects, as well as the economic development of their entities.
The new knowledge-based economy demands greater and better educational programs, as well as a higher academic level, mainly in today’s young professionals. The current globalization, imposes us (not coercive) a transformation of the traditional manufacture to the “mind-Invoice”, creating a greater added value and therefore, requiring greater academic and professional preparation of the population economically Active, simultaneously creating a “new” concept of intellectual capital. The transformation of the economy, as we mentioned, requires students and professionals who are better prepared.
The educational models, like that of India, have as peculiarity the great investment that they carry out their governments in the educational sector.
India is a relatively young country, which achieved its independence less than 60 years ago – 1947 – and which faced the problems of illiteracy as any newly created country. India’s government’s crucial policy was to take education as a long-term priority investment, as a motor and pillar of development.
Barkatullah University Institute of Technology
Barkatullah University Institute of Technology, previously Institute of Technology (under the Faculty of Engineering), is an independent institute of Barkatullah University and is on its campus. The premises highlight a workshop, academic wing and administrative wing, health centre, research laboratories, sports ground, post office and bank, gymnasium, yoga centre, dispensary, hostel (boys and girls).
The institute has established its value as an emerging centre for research in some important areas in science and engineering including Communication Technology, Nanotechnology, etc.
The engineering institute of Barkatullah University was founded as College of Engineering in August 1997, with the approval of the All India Council. The Institute revised its name to UIT in 2000. Later some time, it switched its name to Barkatullah University Institute of Technology (BUIT).
Mexico: Indian Education System
The first results were reflected in the increase in enrollment of students and teachers in that country. Today, as a result of the educational boom, India has, according to UNESCO data, the world’s second largest academic system.
The quality of higher education in India is exemplary and is based on science and technology, thanks precisely to the public policies adopted by the Hindu government more than 20 years ago. Recently, emphasis has been placed on the need to form scientific and technical research centres that have brought with them new educational models based on sectors that generate high added value. The Hindu academic system has been used as a model to provide the skills required by societies located in developing countries.
Today, Hindu institutes of technology have helped not only the process of advancement and development of that country, but the high levels of this educational system have increased their reputation mainly abroad and thus have provided new Professional opportunities for their students. These institutes are also part of collaborative programs with organizations and universities mainly in developed countries.
Unfortunately, Mexico has a strong educational backwardness where less than 22 percent of young people ages 19-24 have access to higher education. As an additional fact, in most developed countries, the percentage is above 60 per cent, in addition to the Nordic countries whose rate exceeds 80 per cent.
As long as it is not possible to increase the number of registrations and not to overcome, as it should be, but to neutralize the illiteracy that prevails in our country, we will hardly achieve the development not only economic and educational, but social that Mexico Requires. I am convinced that the educational model implemented in India just under 60 years ago could be a model to be adopted by Mexico.
In the face of educational backwardness and the lack of permeability of education in the vast majority of young people and social strata of our country, it is urgently obliged to adopt educational models that increase and combat existing illiteracy, as well as to “feed” the Intellectual capital that is owned. This is the only way to transform and incorporate ourselves into a channel that will lead us to modernity, no matter how hard it is.