Schools in India have increasingly become more stressful and more so mundane. The exercise which should have been light on their mind and body but sharpen their intellect and life skills has now been reduced to a infantile contest of life. It is important to impress upon the children while they are very young that becoming a doctor or an engineer is not the ultimate objective of education instead of focussing on newer vocational skills and value-based learning. This paper examines higher education in India in general and Gujarat in particular is undergoing a severe crisis of traditional or conventional avenues finding no takers and hence are going through a shaky phase. Medicine and Engineering along with Business Management are areas which had been extremely popular in the previous two decades. There is a need to emphasize on newer and more need based and employment oriented avenue in higher education
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