Essay-7 : Co-Education system in India – a boon or a bane

Co-Education system plays a very important role in making the world better place to live in a most civilized way. A country is said to be developed only if it has a very good education system. A good education system works towards creating gender equality in all the fields that also comes with respect. Even though gender equality is respected and nurtured in all parts of the world, there are still thousands of doubts raised about having a co-education in schools, colleges etc.

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Essay-7 : Co-Education system in India – a boon or a bane

Co-Education system in India – a boon or a bane


The system of co-education contributes to the growth of the education system of a country. India has shown good improvement in the field of education for the last few years. But foreign countries like America are much more developed as they embraced the system of co-education much before us. Now, the future of a child depends on his/her parents. It’s high time that parents started giving importance to the academics and growth of their child’s career rather than following the tradition of segregation of sexes.

Co-education is a system where both the genders (male and female) participate in the same learning centre or an educational institution. In this process, both the genders would benefit equally in learning or attaining knowledge from the institution and each other. This method of education even though is becoming common all over the world; there are still few parts of the country who feel sometimes segregation is for the betterment of the learning process. However, there are same amount of group who feels, segregation of the genders causes trouble to the learning process and makes it more complicated.

Co-education allows both the genders to mingle with each other and to know how to co-exist with respect. By this process of getting mingled under one learning institution, they develop mutual understanding towards each other. And there is no place of hesitation or partiality among the genders when it comes to performing activities like cultural, academics or sports. People get to know how to respect each other and their emotional level.

In general, there are a lot of differences in behaviour of both the genders which brings in fear and hesitance in striking a conversation, this fear can be for a boy or a girl. This kind of shyness, hesitation or fear can be overcome when they are put up in a co-education system where they will be compelled to talk and create a friendly environment where there is no fear. It is a very natural phenomenon where both the genders have to be together to face the world, your senior could be a male or a female and you would have to create a friendly environment and are at ease with the opposite sex. Hence, co-education would help them to know the opposite sex better creating a comfort zone where the communication is easier.

Competition is always an essential part in any kind of challenges in life, may it be personal or professional. And especially in education, it is good to have a healthy competition among the peers which lets you learn how to cope with your failures early in life no matter who the winner is. When it comes to opposite genders it would be more competitive because of your (positive) ego, and this is one good way to improve the personal standards so that you don’t get personal on every failure and are able to face it with dignity. So, co-education systems in nurtures challenges among the opposite genders in a healthy way that helps you to maintain your dignity and also educates you to face your failures and learn from them rather than turn them into revengeful act.

Survival in future for any of the gender in today’s world can happen only when we learn to co-exist. From working together to making a marriage successful is all about teamwork and the effort given by both male and female. Team building activities in early stages help both the genders to learn how to co-exist and this can only be provided in the co-educational system. By this way, co-education is an essential part in education system which pushes the genders to work together and blend with each other to survive in this brutal world.

There will be a shortage of lecturers for knowledge if there are separate institutions or centres right from school to college as there would be a huge demand for teachers which might not be possible to fill in. And it also breeds monetary loss to the government or a private institution when they invest huge amount for separate lecturers teaching the same thing to students across institutions. Hence, co-education system has an advantage of proper resource handling.

Even though there are many advantages of having a co-education system, our society still puts forward few inhibitions which do not accept the concept. Here are few disadvantages which are commonly expressed in co-education system.

Teenage is a very dangerous phase in anybody’s life. It is very common for the teens to undergo psychological changes when they are in a company of the other gender and feel attracted towards them. And especially at a crucial stage where they are in a process of defining their career path, it could cause a lot of distractions and might disturb their knowledge gain period. Hence, parents often wonder if co-education institutions would be the right choice for your kin to learn and whether they should avoid co-education system.

Crimes have become common when both the genders are put up in the same education environment. There might be lot characteristic changes among boys and girls. When they mismatch, some ferocious kids tend to commit various harassments, physical toughness, and emotional stress to people around. The weaker lot can suffer at the hands of the opposite sex pushing them into depression and other psychological problems. Hence, people hesitate to support co-education system to ensure that their kids are in a safe environment and this is especially for the girls.

In this promising era of empowerment, it is essential to have a co-education system to fit the survival of environment where both the genders have their place and say. It is now important to incorporate early in life to respect and love the opposite gender to help build a beautiful world of peace.


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