The Indian importance of an educational degree

Std 10, Std 12. What next? It is often taken for granted that after Std 12, one will go to college to earn a degree… BA, BCom, BSc, BBM, LLB, MBBS, BE…. Even if one has the courage to fall away from this path and venture into non-Bachelor Degree areas or jobs, it is common to find people working for a degree through part-time or correspondence courses.

A degree qualification is useful to get a job and following this, a good designation and a good salary. A degree also gives one good standing in the family and society. ‘Uneducated’ parents will proudly talk about how their daughter has become the first ‘graduate’ in the family, and is all set to lift them out of penury. Surely BA sounds better than 12th Class pass. And BE sounds better than ITI training. Continue reading