‘Education is the enlightenment of mind’, says Swami Vivekanand. It is a fact, undisputed and unquestionable. However, survival of the body is a pre-requisite to the survival of the mind. It has become all the more imperative in the 21st century when education has acquired meaning in term extensive and purports scientific As such, professionalism has seeped deep into it, unlike before, as it has done in other walks of life. In the wake of the circumstances, professional education has been gaining edge over academic education day by day. Survival, subsistence and service have got to be integral part of one another. Unless this happens, education shall get to be demoniac rather than an elixir of life.