Education is not preparation for life; education is life for itself.
Don’t you think there is the immense importance of education in India? Yes, there is the importance of education in India. But does everyone getting it? Are you satisfied with the current scenario of education? Don’t you find any flaws in it?
Indian Education System:
I am hardly satisfied with it. I have personally faced lots of changes in the Indian education system which has somewhere hampered the first batch who witnesses the changes.
No doubt education is inherited since a long time and it has also grown to tremendous level but is everything fine in it?
Every system has its ups and downs and same with the Education System of India. There are some positive sights of it but negative too which is somewhere hampering its growth. The best thing about the system is, it prepares the foundation of child’s education cleanly and yes every subject is given equal importance.
India is experiencing the paradox of nearly 90 million people joining the workforce and out of them nearly 50% lack the requisite skills and this does effect the productive development of the country. India has approximately 550 million populations and out of which, only 11% is in tertiary institutions.
Its flaws have been immense which has overcome its goodness. Since past Indian education system has been a matter of debate. So heading towards the drawbacks of the system because of which there is a certain amount of social injustice and income inequality in every family.
- ROTE LEARNING: Technique based on repetition for memorizing. But this method is on regular repeat learning with which a person quickly recalls the meaning. But this does not determine the intelligence of the person. This rote learning procedure is a kind of deficiency in this system. Factors such as stress, lack of sleep and distractions are the main points that come in rote learning procedure. Repeating the same learning can sometimes become shaky and can lead to over thinking. Also, you forget it soon.
- RELYING ON TEXTBOOKS: completely relying on textbooks is like a big medium of studies in schools, no doubt some of the schools have taken initiatives to smart class etc. but still 70% of students are dependent on textbooks rather than live performing and learning. Textbooks are designed as the only source of information and they are old and outdated working same since years. No facts are mentioned in these books and for some students reading and understanding level gets too tough. I think there should be relevant changes in the textbook material and it should be updated every year.
- THE IMPORTANCE OF MARKS: marks are very important for teachers and the education system of India. Parents and teachers and also this system everything relies on marks. If you topped with brilliant marks then you are intelligent enough but if you are at an average percent then sorry you are a dumb student with less brain who can’t even score well. No single person can imagine the situation of a student in this condition. This marking system has broken many friendships and relationships and has formed a kind of erection among students. Because those who score well and I can say extremely well will get a good school, college, institute or job. This system should be eradicated or at least should be balanced and every child should get equal opportunity.
- PRACTICAL LEARNING IS ESSENTIAL: Students get to see a number of images of houses, building and many other things in their books. But does that small picture enough for them? Instead of the book, they must obtain visual and practical knowledge. Like if you are telling them about the house and their types then you can check Indrealestates.com, where you can see multiple types of houses and with that, you can keep them updated with some trends. Text books do not mention that how relevant the study is in real life.
- THE HIGH COST OF EDUCATION: Education is equal to business these days. Every institute, school, colleges have too high demands as if they are not educating but running a business. Taking an example UPSC Coaching Institutes, they are so highly priced that a middle-class family child has to think many times before going to study and in fact, some just keep on thinking and cannot do anything because of the high prices. Not everyone is able to access such high price and this somewhere leads to illiteracy.
- The weak base of students: Every class means something new to learn and something new to achieve. But teachers these days are focusing on future rather than present. They are somewhere lacking in it and ignoring the base of the students. We all know very well that if the base is strong then only you can have a strong building on it. So this is like with the children also if they are having a strong base then only they can study further with clear concepts. Indian education system has to focus on it strongly.
6. Not encouraging research and innovation: The biggest drawback I guess is this only, where teachers are focusing on rote learning and even students are. I think now the time has changed and instead of relying on books they must encourage research that student itself work on that subject and try to learn something new by experimenting. In India research word can be majorly heard in higher studies, instead, it should be done from junior level.
7. Quota System: The father of all the drawbacks is the quota system in every corner of education. Colleges under Indian Universities and admissions under them are somewhere next to impossible for general category students who are willing to take admission in good college. This system is favoring certain castes and other communities and also providing free education to them, which is somewhere wrong. Even a general category student might not be as rich to take admission in globally- known college or may be the high percentage demand lead to break their dream. It is round all over India and must be change strongly.
Well, these are some of the barriers or drawbacks of this system which are lacking this system behind and it is not like that the system can’t be changed but yes some work is mandated for it to improve.
“Children are the future of tomorrow; don’t let them dug in this system”.
This is why India still a developing country and is in progress of become a developed country. Certain measures really need to be taken by the government to improve it. Education is the right of every person regardless of age, caste, color and gender and must be distributed equally.