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Indian Education System and a Reformative Beginning

India aspires to be the future superpower and education is the firm foundation that supports the development of a society. The kind of values that we impart and upbringing that we provide to our children is pivotal to our forthcoming community. Today's child would be the future citizen, who is an integral part of our society, who would have a role to play and whose conduct would be a fractional constituent of our dream nation. Hence, for a thriving society, it is essential to enrich our education system, and to ensure that, each and every child receives a holistic growth rather than a close minded approach.

However, there are certain constraints when it comes to the scholastic structure of our country. Firstly, we have a system that emphasizes on learning alone, rather than learning, understanding and implementing the knowledge that is gained. The curriculum is laden with theories and postulates that are mugged up by the students to secure good grades. The basic methodology being used is theory-based and does not focus on practical knowledge and application, and this is where our nation lags behind in terms of their teaching process and education system. The most renowned educational institute would be a residential school in India that practices the sternest disciplinary activities and toughest curricular structure.

Secondly, the learning system of India is very rigid and stern. Unlike international scholastic institutes we do not apply cross-genre study facilities and out-of-the-league subjects that help tap on the creativity of a child. There are some public schools in noida, Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore etc. that have initiated a change in this regard, but the overall prevalent methodology remains the same. A student may have varied interests in political science and physics at the same time, but we do not support that kind of a learning system. He or She would have to choose either one of the two genres and would be forced to study other relevant subjects, even if they do not appeal to his or her interest. This results in reduced potential and superficial knowledge gain.

However, this system is being reformed with the launch of modern teaching techniques in Indian institutes. There are some international public schools in Noida and in other metropolises that encourage a holistic environment and contemporary curriculum. They introduce practical teaching procedures and emphasize on self-do tasks, innovative projects and case studies rather than traditional subjective exams that are prevailing in average institutes.

They also provide a varied range of electives to choose from; this gives better exposure to students. Moreover, there are certain residential schools in India as well that provide even better environment to children; their curriculum includes an assortment of hobby-based subjects and co-curricular activities as well, which ensure a holistic growth and healthy upbringing. Such children are more responsive and cultured in terms of their approach and have an open-minded attitude towards things. These contemporary schooling techniques not only enrich their personal character, but also broaden their perspective as the future responsible citizen of our community.

Hence, even if the present stringent practices of our education system are still considered the best way to educate children, we need to understand the importance of such reforms. We are still under the impression that the best grade securers are the brightest of students. But it is this mindset that needs to be altered for the betterment of our children and civilization; and there are institutes that are paving our way towards the change.

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