Indian education system: Study for money's sake

on May 22, 2013 , 01:57 pm
The moment our brain takes some sort of a senile shape, our parents get on with a tedious struggle of making us mug up the alphabets. The entire world changes around us. Every human creature who was coochi-cooing us till yesterday starts lecturing us. Our gifts change from toys to books, stationery etc. We have officially entered the age of education.

This drastic change is quite a huge problem. We were learning right from the moment we were born but all of a sudden we now must start "studying". Studying so that we can earn money. It's like a business deal. A small investment for life-long returns.

From a very early age kids start making that distinction between studying and learning. What we study we don't learn and what we learn is never counted as study. The Indian education system is breathlessly trapped in such a paradox.

The curriculum is rigid and frozen in time. We are teaching each batch of students (which is growing up in a radically different India from its previous batch) the same old thing that we taught to kids a decade ago. We then expect them to connect to mindsets which are long gone. When they don't, we refuse to explain, let alone accept that we are teaching rubbish. Instead, we inculcate fear in their psyche. We tell them you must understand. You must remember. All this because you must pass your exams and get on to the next standard. If you don't we will humiliate you. We will call you a failure. We will brand you as a stupid non-achiever.

Year after year, our schools and colleges mint out dead parrots. They are trained to repeat what is told to them but they lack basic human abilities to think, analyse and be unique. Our nation is full of "educated" "individuals" who have no individual point of view. Who believe whatever they read on the net, in newspapers, in books etc. They are the "nod-along" class. Just how easy it is to influence such people is about anyone's guess.

The Indian Education System has over its many years, created a study-for-money's-sake attitude in people. It has managed to drain out the last drop of excitement from learning some thing new. Maybe it's time to start keeping children out of these brain-dead machines called "educational institutes" because in most probability they will learn much more out on the roads.
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on Apr 20, 2014 , 01:01 pm
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on Mar 20, 2014 , 03:34 pm
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on Mar 06, 2014 , 02:33 am
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on Sep 02, 2013 , 06:21 pm
"From a very early age kids start making that distinction between studying and learning. " I couldn't agree more. Our system is very grade-centric. You get good grades, you get good job, and you have a bright future. Not much focus is on the learning part of it. But then only the system is not to be blamed, As parents/educators or simply well-wishers we are equally accountable for the future of our kids. More effort has to be spent on counseling the kids and helping them take right decisions. Our responsibilities don't end the day we send our kids to a good school. You might want to read this article:
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on Jun 06, 2013 , 12:05 pm
Ansuman Das
i really appreciate ur point of view.... but problem is that people in india ar poor.. thats why they thought of money instead of knowledge..
on May 24, 2013 , 11:04 am
Kripa Parekh replies to Ansuman Das
I agree with that. A lot of people do not have the luxury to think beyond money. But I think that too is because of the way the rest of the nation is being trained by the education system. With the hunger of earning money comes the necessity of sabotaging other's happiness and well being.
on May 24, 2013 , 02:17 pm
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