ducation plays the most important role in the overall development of an individual in the society. Education refines a man so that he can play an important role for the development of a progressive society. College education plays the most important role in the education of an individual as the teenagers who are just out of their teens study here. These years are impressionable years and students will lap down any ethics, values, standards and knowledge flung at them. College education plays the most pivotal years of an individual’s education. In Kashmir we have colleges with more than even eight decades of legacy. However, with the passage of time the quality of education disseminated through these educational institutions has undergone a sea change. There is a visible dip in the quality, the faculty is less talented, the communication skills of teachers leaves a lot to be desired, the sports facilities are a far cry from what it ought to be.
The mushrooming of colleges in every constituency has also impacted the quality of education. We now have colleges in rented accommodations. Colleges which operate out of tin sheds, five room one-storeyed buildings, and just five miles away from each other. The quality has thinned out with the spanning out of colleges in every nook and corner of the valley. The government must seriously think about the importance of college education and executive monitoring cells to oversee the functioning of colleges . Colleges form the bedrock of our society. We need to strengthen them so that our society becomes more vibrant in the coming days.