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CURRENT EDUCATION SYSTEM: INDIAN SCENARIO

India’s Education System: Education is a critical element in the country’s economic growth. Since independence, India has been committed to increasing literacy rates in the region. The Indian government implemented many programs to boost primary and secondary education in India.

Over time, the Indian education system has evolved. Still, there are several lacunas in our education system. One such disadvantage to the current educational approach is the significant disparity between education and marketability. Our educational system does not prepare young men and women to fulfil the demands of the job market. Any educated person aspires to be quill-driven, but only a handful are fortunate enough to land jobs in government or private offices. Our schools and colleges provide an education that is disconnected from reality. As formed and presented through traditional education methods, the curriculum does not provide students with insight into the real world in which they live. They feel ill-adjusted in society after finishing their studies.

The other main pitfalls of our current educational system in India is that it gives our students the illusion that their aim is to pass university exams rather than become the good character and sound disposition persons. Many socioeconomic evils are embedded in this mindset. Naturally, the products of such an education system do not contribute to the country’s growth but rather exacerbate its problems.

The education practice must contribute to the evolution of good behaviours and character traits in students so that they become successful and obedient residents of the country after completing their studies.

Speech on the Indian education system, such progress is unlikely unless students are provided with a conducive environment during their academic years. Our students have seen the scene of the vast world through the spectacles of books, but with their own eyes, they may not get even a bird’s eye view of the things they will face in life. Theoretical and practical understanding are vastly different.

The necessary remedial steps should commence at the primary level. It should be more imaginative and engaging, with a greater focus on oral and practical instruction. The syllabus can be designed so that it seems to be fun rather than a gruelling burden. Children’s national imagination should be piqued and fulfilled scientifically and rationally to foster their sense of learning. At the secondary level, a standard entry exam pattern should be implemented in which merit should be the primary criterion, and everybody should be granted an equal chance.

Though this scheme has been implemented in some states, it must be made universal throughout the country. This could alleviate concerns about the disparities in the grades provided by various high-level colleges. Furthermore, uniformity should be maintained in the test grading scheme as well as the syllabus. To direct, oversee, and supervise all of this, an independent, autonomous entity should be created. Furthermore, there should be a suitable performance evaluation framework in place for faculty members. In the event of bad results, teachers should be held accountable.

Private tuition schemes should be abolished entirely because teachers who have received enhanced pay packages from a willing government are not interested in doing their duties with absolute honesty and commitment.

Furthermore, the commercialization of education should be halted. The wicked method of charging capitation fees is an open manifestation of this, in which the top payer is guaranteed a spot in a prestigious educational institution with no regard for merit.

A big issue in an educational environment is a lack of resources. Education investment is a critical component of educational growth. Of course, increased educational spending contributes to improved educational outcomes. As a result, education spending should be prioritised. Without a question, a healthy, strong, practical education system with a science foundation will eradicate desire, poverty, illnesses, and other societal ills. Education should be seen as a tool for enlightened social service and strong cultural accomplishments.

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