The Indian Education Commission (1964-66) emphasized that there is a direct line between education, national development and prosperity and stated that in order to vitalize this, the national system of education should be properly organized both qualitatively and quantitatively.

The commission observed that the present system of education “Fits the students for colleges and almost unfits them for everything else.” The commission recommended for the adoption of a uniform pattern of school and college education of 15 years duration which is popularly known as the 10+2+3 pattern of education.