Tuesday, September 2, 2014

How does India educate itself?

The basic form of education under the direction of a guru was a privileged form of education for the upper class in early India. The knowledge was often connected to the responsibilities; a section of the public had to carry out like for royal families were thought about leaderships and weapons, the working class was thought about trade while the lower class was deprived of education. This was followed by Buddhist institutions with their practical education, e.g. medicine, literature, logic; etc

With the arrival of the British in India came the modern European education. The colonial learning plan was on purpose of reducing home-grown cultures and beliefs. This system resulted in number of primary and secondary centers of education cropping up during the colonial time.

Indian Education - filling necessities, But Not material

Indian education situation has today gained global acknowledgment. A lot of overseas students are considering India for higher education. But this system has also failed in itself. There is a vast difference in the quality of education for kids from villages to that of kids from metros. The basic difference that can be shown is the language barrier or the communication problems that a student from rural part has when he comes to the metro. Also there is a lack of opportunity for such people in their homeland which drives them to city.
Although this system has undergone remarkable changes, it needs more improvements mainly in the quality. After independence ‘Education for all’ was the aim of the government. The 86th Constitutional Amendment has made education compulsory for the age group 6 to 14, thus removing discriminations.
Most of the people in rural parts of India haven’t yet understood the value of educations, while there have been awareness programs for such people to try and motivate them to send their children to schools it has taken a long time. Such is the situation of Indian education that despite efforts, the standard of Indian education being improved has met with little success. The hurdles to such efforts have been lack of accessibility, poverty, corruption and many other factors. The quality of education is therefore being compromised.

The present situation has been talking point for many pundits and experts and there has been suggestions from all corners about to improve them let’s hope it doesn’t fell in deaf ears. Reply me about your views on this system.

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