The Vedas, Puranas, Ayurveda,Yoga, Kautilya's Arthasahtra are only some of the milestones that the traditional Indian knowledge system boasts of. There are evidences of imparting formal education in ancient India under the Gurukul system.
Under the Gurukul system, young boys who were passing through the Brahmacharya stage of life had to stay at the Guru or the teacher's home and complete their education. Although the ancient system of education has produced many geniuses and still a major area of research. Women and people of lower castes gradually lost their right to educate themselves. The spread of Jainism, Buddhism, Bhakti and Sufi movements did have some liberating effects on the condition of the women. But it is the English language and the reformation movements of the 19th century that had the most liberating effect in pre-independent India. Thus, the Britishers, although rightly criticized for devastating the Indian economy, can also be credited for bringing a revolution in the Indian education system. II. Types of Education
There are different types of education in India. Every individual has the right to choose a method (As mentioned below) for his education. Universities play a major role in the lives of students in India. There are universities focusing on the study of medicine, arts and language, journalism, social work, business, commerce, planning, architecture, engineering, and other specialized studies. Most Indian universities teach in English Medium and conduct special language classes for those weak in English. With 343 universities and 17000 colleges, India offers a wide spectrum of courses that are recognized globally. Apart from undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral courses, there are many training and diploma-level institutes and polytechnics that cater to the growing demand for skill-based and vocational education. The quality education that India offers is within the reach of every income-group considering the reasonable...
Improving the IndianEducationSystem Using
Germany as a Benchmark
In conjunction with Dr. Anil Kishan and Dr.Venkata Krishnan
“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world” - Nelson Mandela
“Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to the people who prepares for it today” - Malcom
Chapter 1. Introduction
“In India, one get an Engineer’s degree and then chooses his/ her career”
This project is about unravelling the mystery behind the above quote which is not only humorous but alarming at the same time for the progress of a developing country like India. Taking Germany (a pioneer in the field of Education especially Mechanical Engineering) as a benchmark we plan to find the reasons behind the probable under development of Indianeducationsystem.
The project is chiefly focused on improving the Indianeducationsystem. For the past 25 years there has been no revolutionary change in the Indianeducationsystem. In this project we will identify the problems faced by Indianeducationsystem and we will propose the solution based on our survey and...
...Essay on IndianEducationSystem
To strengthen the IndianEducationSystem, an educational policy was adopted by the Indian Parliament in 1968. Education was made an important and integral part of the national development efforts. After independence there has been an effort to spread education to all levels of Indian society. Statistics point to the fact that 99 per cent of children in age group 6-11 years have been enrolled in school. However, to bring the remaining into the ambit of universal primary education is proving difficult because some reside in inaccessible areas, there is a deep rooted prejudice against educating girls there are practical difficulties of distance and inaccessibility of schools. Moreover, the dropout rate is so high that universal elementary education (UEE) is quite an elusive goal.
Since, education is important for the growth of developing nation like India, various steps have been devised to reduce the percentage of dropouts. Non-formal education to provide educational facilities for the drop-outs and to fulfill the desire for additional education in the grown-up-drop-outs is being given a new orientation to make it purposeful and to attract a broad spectrum of the drop-out population.
India has a long history of organized education. The Gurukul system of education is one of the oldest on earth but before that the guru shishya system was extant, in which students were taught orally and the data would be passed from one generation to the next. Now everything has changed. New method of education has taken the Indians to the next level. Thus it improved the knowledge and innovative ideas has come up in the minds of the Indians.
II. Types of Education
There are different types of education in India. Every individual has the right to choose a method (As mentioned below) for his education. Universities plays a major role in the lives of students in India. There are universities focusing on the study of medicine, arts and language, journalism, social work, business, commerce, planning, architecture, engineering, and other specialized studies. Most Indian universities teach in English Medium and conduct special language classes for those weak in English.
With 343 universities and 17000 colleges, India offers a wide spectrum of courses that are recognized globally. Apart from undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral courses, there are many training and diploma-level institutes and polytechnics that cater to the growing demand for skill-based and vocational education. The quality...
...Essay #1: Education
When it comes to education, many people automatically have a negative reaction; especially when discussing the United States’ educational system. Whether it is grade school or a higher education, most people would agree that something needs to be changed. However, finding the specific “what” that should be changed in the educationsystem is hard, because it’s failure is a combination of many things, rather than one direct problem. As citizens, we know that flaws are expected in any sort of process/system and the educationsystem, being so vast, is bound to have many issues in its own. Authors and scholars from around the world, such as Jonathan Kozol, David Orr, Sir Ken Robinson and many others, help present these flaws to the public through intense persuasive and informational writing/speaking. Data shows that the United States has been and continues to fall behind other countries like Finland, Hong Kong, Canada, Japan, and Korea in typical testing of subjects like mathematics, science, and reading (Husén 455). Standards of education are varying from country to country and this is a direct reflection of differing goals per country on national scale, in terms of education. The United States has seemingly lower overall standards of education, as well as various and less...
...Merits and demerits of modern methods of education
Modern teaching methods-
According to Jim Scrivener, the teacher’s main role is to “help learning to happen,” which includes “involving” students in what is going on “by enabling them to work at their own speed, by not giving long explanations, by encouraging them to participate, talk, interact, do things, etc.” Broughton adds that “the language student is best motivated by practice in which he senses the language is truly communicative, that it is appropriate to its context, that his teacher’s skills are moving him forward to a fuller competence in a foreign language”. Briefly put, the students are the most active element in this process. The teacher is here not to explain but to encourage and help students to explore, try out, make learning interesting, etc. Though being essential, the aim of learning a foreign language according to modern methodology is still discussed, and there is a variety of possible aims. In his book Learning Teaching, Jim Scrivener claims, that nowadays a great emphasis is put on “communication of meaning”. Jack C. Richards also highlights the communicative competence which is, as he defines it, “being able to use the language for meaningful communication” . Thus many professionals refer to this methodology as the Communicative Language approach. Another group of authors headed by Broughton propose a different idea. They point out that foreign languages...
AKSHATHA K S
STATEMENT OF THE PROBLEM
PROBLEM IN INDIANEDUCATIONSYSTEM
We are exporting our best minds and leaving the task of
teaching to those who are least qualified for that. We hardly
find some good teachers as its based on the salary .
Only and only marks
In India right from the day a child is born he is forced to be
excellant . A student is not accepted if it is nothing less than
99.9 9% in exams. Knowledge, Exploration, creativity,
research and interset are the elements missing from our
definition of excellence.
The most important thing that we need to include in our
educationsystem is the choice of education wat a
student really want to study. In India people dont choose
career out of interest, like Counselling, career guidance
are things almost non-existence in our country. We act
like robots, pass class XII, sit for some entrance exam,
get into whichever best college we get seat in and study
whatever comes our way.
Its causing lots of problem as some deserving
students do not get opportunity to study in the
institute they deserve.It should be issued to
economically weaker section and not based
on the caste .
Except some private and some Government
...isn’t our educationsystem nurturing our creativity? Why is it that kids possessing exceptional creative talents are forced to pursue a conventional path of engineering or management? Albert Einstein pointed out on this issue saying “The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift”
We are all plagued by this misconception that only few people are blessed with creative talents. This is a big myth that people are holding in their minds. Go down the memory lane and you will be able to quote at least one or two instances where you expressed yourself creatively. Be it your unusual sketch in the art class, stories of some imaginary characters, your unique style of dancing or your ability to craft something interesting out of the things you curiously picked from the dustbin. Pablo Picasso was right when he said “All children are artists but very few remain artists when they grow up”. We are all naturally gifted with creativity but we lose this magical gift due to lack of stimulation. And what causes this lack of stimulation? Our not so creatively inclined educationsystem
Ken Robinson a leading expert on innovation and creativity recently gave a talk on TED titled “Do schools kill creativity?” In this talk Ken stresses on how our educationsystem squanders the extraordinary creative...