Indian Education System Essay: The Time for Change

By | December 13, 2017

Indian Education System is Good or Bad? Visit any school in the country, you will find loads of books in bags and bulky answers in the note books. Will the students studying in this manner become our future leaders? Certainly not! The paradigm needs to shift its focus from ‘captive’ to ‘creative studies’.

The education sector in India is divided into primary, higher secondary, senior secondary and vocational education schools. Schools are regulated by NCERT. The National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) is the apex body for curriculum related matters for schools education in India.

Indian Education System in Group Discussion

Primary Education is free and compulsory for all children upto the age of 14 years, under the Right to Education. But many children in rural and remote areas still don’t have access to it. In the established schools, appropriate infrastructure is lacking. The Mid-Day Scheme of the government was a good initiative to lure rural children to schools, but in some areas, people found the quality of food sub-standard.

Indian Education System Essay and Group DiscussionWith time, the school curriculum also needs to evolve. Our ancient language, Sanskrit has made it to the British school curriculum, but still Indians do not take it seriously. As with other subjects, like Science, we lay more stress on mugging up facts, rather than trying to understand the concept. We want our students to score ‘high marks’, without trying to find out where their talents lie.

Also, we are dealing with students, harsher than ever before. If the present state of Indian Education System does not improve, we will lose the top honours among the best in the world. For that, firstly we should encourage students to ask ‘Why?’ and ‘How?’.

Remember, the 2009 movie, 3 Idiots. In that Rancho, the character played by actor Aamir Khan, taught us that a subject can become interesting if applied practically. Secondly, we must make students ‘all-rounders’ by laying equal emphasis on sports. Thirdly, sex education’s in inclusion is the need of the hour. Fourthly, we should take action against man handling of students. Fifthly, we should make efforts towards bringing up female literacy rates.

Last, but not the least, tolerance to different faiths and communities, along with patriotism, must be essential ingredients of the education we impart.

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