Education system is the most crucial part when a country seeks development. Education sector plays a major role in shaping the economy of a nation. Education system actually provides skilled workers for industries and industrial development in turn brings the development of the nation. Educational curriculum which meets the demands of the industry is the good one. For the most people living in this era they seek of an idealized and generalized education system that brings about development of their respective careers and the nation too. But for me an education system that can evolve with time is the best one as it can change itself with the time and industry demands.
Today India is facing a big challenge to cope with the capabilities and skills demanded by the industry. It means that our education system is not developing synchronously with the demands kept forward by the industries and recruiters of the nation. This nationwide dip of scarce skills of the candidates which do not meet the demands of the industries and recruiters is the major reason for increase in unemployment and poverty in the country. This situation indicates the failure of Indian Education System to meet the demands of industry and recruiters. This article will focus on the major drawbacks of the Indian Education System and further new incorporations that can be made in it will be discussed.
Drawbacks of Indian Education System
Lack of functional literacy –
In India one may find people who actually lack functional literacy. Functional literacy means inability to express in the form of reading, writing or speaking. Indian education has failed to invest in the primary education and this is the reason that the country is looking forward to be literate rather many of its citizens are illiterate. What is meant by this statement that the students are not actually educated in Indian education system although they are promoted from one class to next class. This is the reason that Indian education has actually bargained with the functional literacy.
Disparity in different streams –
Disparity is not only the talks and walks of caste or gender rather it is incorporated deep in the education system of India too. In India every other individual talks about the three core streams which are Engineering, Management and Medical Sciences. This shriveled up education system into IITs, IIMs and Medical Colleges is the reason that the development of other streams and subjects is abandoned or disrupted. This isolated environment of education system has deteriorated other sectors of industries and the reason behind this is our education system only. Indian education system has failed in itself in providing the students of other streams in providing enough platforms and placement opportunities. This failure has generalized the mentality of the core money giving streams rather than inculcating the thoughts of startups and other research sectors. This can be understood more effectively on looking into the education system of the European countries where researches in various subjects are inculcated effectively along with the core streams. This homogenous development of the education system in foreign countries is the reason for their status of being a DEVELOPED COUNTRY.
Chalk and talk system of teaching –
Indian education system is based on chalk and talk based teaching. Yes in Indian educational institutes one may just imagine a teacher using chalk and verbal eloquence to teach the students with more application based and complex concepts. So, what about the practical knowledge? It is a fact that the need of the industries and recruiters is more skilled workers keeping a huge horizon of practical knowledge. A teacher in Indian class can just chalk down the application not necessarily the student could use it in the real life working environments. This has just increased skill scarcity among qualified individuals and thus is the increasing unemployment.
Improper way of examination of students –
Indian education system’s biggest failure is the improper methodologies of examining the students. Indian education system focuses more on theory based papers rather than giving importance to practical knowledge. This improper examination technique has just produced individuals who could parrot things well but not the ones who could understand and perform things well. This inability of Indian education system to produce skilled individuals is the massive obstacle of massive future of India.
Closed room teaching methodologies –
Closed room teaching is the prominent feature of Indian education system and sarcastically it is one of the prominent drawbacks of thee Indian education system. Indian educational institutions focus on piling up lots of knowledge in the minds of students but delivering lectures in the class. This closed room teaching disrupts a student’s mind of relating concepts with the real life applications and situations. This system actually leads to development of mind in the sector of theoretical knowledge that lacks the power of Reasoning. Analytics and Relations.
Focus on lots of subjects –
One of the major drawbacks of the Indian education system is its focus on more than one subject. A student in secondary and higher secondary level is asked to study lots of subjects rather than developing in depth knowledge of any one specific subject. This heterogeneous teaching may give lots of knowledge but it will actually do not deepen the roots of concepts.
Snatched right to better education –
In India Right to Education has become a misnomer. Actually, government of India has set up lots of government schools as per the Right to Education but not all of them provide better education. It is a fact that in India not all the schools and colleges could give better education. In India private schools and colleges are often meant to be the best places to get quality education and that’s true. In government educational institutions very less number of effective and quality education is given. Thus the presences of better education in private institutions have deprived huge number of poor students from Right to Better Education due to huge fees.