Private School Vs. Public School in India

The title “Private School Vs Public School in India” envisages the preference of the parents while admitting their children in schools. In a certain way, the topics also tries to reflect on the construction and working of private and public schools established in India.

To begin with, let us try to understand what we mean by private school and public school. Private schools are those schools that are established by individuals without any financial aid or support from the government. They are run and administered solely by the individuals under a trust. Public schools on the other hand receive grants from the government and may be administered partly by the government and partly by the individuals that establishes the school.

Those were explanations and now let us discuss some important features of private and public schools. Though public schools are more or less same, but private schools exhibit great diversity in terms of the structure and means of education.

Public schools are mostly up to the secondary level, and are established in most parts of the country. Private schools on the other hand are concentrated near cities and towns and may offer education for primary level, secondary level or up to senior secondary level.

The quality of education received by the children in private schools is better than the public schools. This fact has been supported by a number of surveys, researches and various competitive tests where children from both private schools and public schools participate. But some public schools have proved to be equally efficient as that of accredited private schools. Therefore to award private schools full marks in the contest ‘Private Schools Vs public schools’ would not be totally right.

According to a number of surveys, in public schools teacher absenteeism is a major issue. Whereas in private schools, teachers are unlikely to remain absent during school days. Student attendance is also better in private schools compared to public schools.

School administration and management in private schools observes a very strict code. Since individuals run them, the control on the staff and faculties is very much in the hands of the administrators. In public schools, there is a lenient code as both staff members and the head of the institute are under the control of government.

These are some of the characteristic features of private and public schools. Every parent comes to this thought ‘Private School Vs Public School’ once the children reach the age to get admitted in the school. So far as parent preference is considered it is obvious that private schools are the priority for people in cities. In small towns and countryside, public schools are the only options.