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Essay On Present Education System Of Our Country

  • India is all about formalities

    The entire Indian education system is based on profanities, I have studied through America until 10th grade, and it was the best time of my life. Learning was fun and creative, teachers were like family and happy. In India it was the complete opposite not once did the teacher teach the students with kindness all they cared about was getting their salary. All students did was memorize the words in the book and put it on the test, not once trying to understand the concept behind the words. In America they taught so well that you did not have to go to coaching and tuition. But in India you have to go to coaching right after school for 5 hours. Complete useless knowledge rather than stuff that actually Matters.

  • It just about memorising

    Indian education only lays emphasis on mugging up the subject instead of actually learning it. Students just mug up the subject and don't know anything.Indian education needs a lot of reforms. Students shouldn't mug but instead write the answer on their own. Understanding the subject is more important than mugging up.

  • Lack of understanding of concepts

    The main concern of the students in India is to get through the schools with good grades. They MEMORIZE everything and just vomit it in the exam hall. They don't even bother to understand the concepts that they learn. They forget what they read the previous year. If this is going to continue, there would be lack of good employees who are also technically sound. SOMETHING SHOULD BE DONE IN THIS REGARD. The youths of India have more potential and this potential should be given importance.

  • Well its just Pressurising

    Students are pressurized again and again either by their parents or school teachers or even friends to score good marks rather than to be conceptual. Students just learn the whole book (truthfully) but they don't know what does that mean. It must be changed to much more of conceptual to that of pressurizing.

  • Blind grade system

    Many students simply vomit the answers in the answer paper without understanding the concepts....They show more interest in obtaining scores and grades, just for show up to the society. This education system does not support the intellectual brain of students who are well stuffed with reasoning ability,thorough life time knowledge of subjects though they are not top scorers. In addition to this, I discourage this education system, since it creates stress both physically and mentally and ultimately it leads to hopelessness among themselves.

  • Worst of its kind

    Indian education system is the worst, due to lack of creative thinking and understanding clear topics. I have seen many students who don't really know what they are learning but in any means bother only about their grade and marks. So,people don't question their knowledge. All are least bothered about the knowledge, they are more worried about which college they get, what course they get, and which "company" they get into, last but not least how much will be their annual income. All are society's puppets (it includes the people who is reading this and definitely for those people who clicked "yes" you know what your now). No wonder innovation and progress stopped in india.

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  • No, There should be Changes/Reforms in Indian Education.

    I do not support Today's Education. I am against the people who say Yes.
    Current India's education system in my opinion is very bad.I am completley satisfied with opinions of above people who are supporting this debate as "NO".Seriously,i am in class 12(Science stream) and there are many students in my class who believe in only good marks and they don't believe in understanding the concepts of Physics,Chemistry and Mathematics.They are just learning like parrots and of course teachers don't say them a word because they want their school result good by whatever means.
    Today in India if anyone asks from a student about what he is doing? Then most students will say "I am doing engineering" and after completing their engineering they remain unemployed.Only students who get their engineering degrees from IITs and good colleges are good employed.
    IITs are believe to be best colleges in India and of course no doubt,they are.But Worldwide, the only three institutes in India ranked in the top 300 of the QS World University Rankings of 2012 are IITs, IIT Delhi at 212, IIT Bombay at 227 and IIT Kanpur at 278.From this survey,we can get the idea about India's education system.

  • No,It should be reform.

    Current India's education system in my opinion is vey bad.I am completley satisfied with opinions of above people who are supporting this debate as "NO".Seriously,i am in class 12(Science stream) and there are many students in my class who believe in only good marks and they don't believe in understanding the concepts of Physics,Chemistry and Mathematics.They are just learning like parrots and of course teachers don't say them a word because they want their school result good by whatever means.
    Today in India if anyone asks from a student about what he is doing? Then most students will say "I am doing engineering" and after completing their engineering they remain unemployed.Only students who get their engineering degrees from IITs and good colleges are good employed.
    IITs are believe to be best colleges in India and of course no doubt,they are.But Worldwide, the only three institutes in India ranked in the top 300 of the QS World University Rankings of 2012 are IITs, IIT Delhi at 212, IIT Bombay at 227 and IIT Kanpur at 278.From this survey,we can get the idea about India's education system.

  • It's all about mugging up

    Many students studying under the Indian education system barely understand what is given in their textbooks. They are taught to get good grades. Understanding is optional. In such a situation, there is a doubt as to whether the child is "educated".No attempt has been made to change this situation, which further shows the attitude of Indians to accept everything and go with it.

  • It's all about mugging up

    A lot of kids don't give importance to understanding what they learn. They just want the good grades, and ignore the logic and reasoning of what they are learning. The Indian education system doesn't emphasis on intellect but rather the memory capacity of students. This , i think, will finally lead the child into hopelessness in his or her career.

  • Madurai-based Aravind Eye Care hospitals are known all over the world for their philanthropic work in the fiercely commercial world of healthcare. They hold the world record of conducting over 4 million eye surgeries, a majority of them done at cheap cost, or free of charge. Chairman P. Nalperumalsamy, a Padmashri, has been the leading light of this institution for long, so much so in 2010, Time magazine named him as one of the 100 most influential people in the world. In a relaxed interview with Arindam Mukherjee, the 73-year-old group patriarch stresses that the government needs to tighten control over private sector educational institutions while simultaneously strengthening public sector colleges. Excerpts:

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    What is wrong with the education system we follow today in the country?

    The general education system is focused only on examinations rather than training students for the future and really testing their knowledge. Because of this, students are forced to take tests that show only their retention powers, not their actual capacity or knowledge. So engineers today cannot do actual work in technology and doctors do not go to people who need their services.

    Is the problem with the system or the approach towards education as a whole?

    Today, students are completely professionally-oriented and they take examinations for the same rather than to gain knowledge, or do research in the subject. In our colleges, we have infrastructure and good faculty, but there is no motivation to do research. Even in the field of medicine, no one is motivated to do research because everything is so examination and job-oriented.

    But that is also a requirement of today’s times.

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    Yes, but not at the cost of real learning. India’s education system looks at commercial gains only and students are trained to look at their monetary future. The curriculum is also built around clearing an exam and getting into particular professions. Learning is not a priority.

    So who is at fault for this mess?

    Those regulating and those making policies are equally responsible. If the system has deteriorated to this level where learning has been substituted by a race to clear an examination, regulators and policymakers are to blame for not acting on time to correct this anomaly. It’s also not enough to have rules and regulations, it is important how they are implemented. Government bodies are not controlling institutions. That should become a priority. Also, for good institutions that are promoting real learning, there should be no interference.

    Is the present practice of allowing the private sector indiscriminately into education the right approach?

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    Most educational engineering and medical colleges owned by the government are not equipped in terms of infrastructure and faculty and their quality has been suffering. The better government institutions cannot accommodate the vast number of students who are seeking to get into them. So the need for the private sector comes in. They are filling the gap.

    But private sector institutions also charge very high fees.

    Yes, many of the private institutions take advantage of the situation and charge high fees. There are very good students in rural areas but they can’t afford good education today.

    In some states, the government does regulate fees, including your state (Tamil Nadu).

    Yes, but instead of concentrating on just the private sector institutions, the government should strengthen and improve the quality of the government educational institutions. Once that is done, quality education will become affordable and everyone would be willing to join them. Now the standard of these institutions, barring a few leading ones, has gone down so much that no one wants to go there. Everyone is going to private sector colleges, even at a much higher cost.

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    “The combined engineering entrance exams is a good idea. Without it, many rural students will not be able to get in.”

    What’s the solution? How can we put the system in order?

    One way to do this is through public-private partnership. It has succeeded in many sectors, so why not in education? The private sector can develop the institutions and provide infrastructure and the government can build the curriculum and run them. In fact, policymakers, professionals and the public should come together with an aim to build good educational institutions. It is good to have as many universities as possible, because many students do not get an opportunity to get into good colleges. But the government should have a strict control on every aspect, like infrastructure, faculty, facilities and curriculum, right from the time they are set up. There should be a periodic accreditation system where once every two years institutions seek accreditation and the regulatory bodies check if all norms are being followed, for it’s often seen that once a sanction comes through, institutions openly flout norms.

    Corruption is rampant at institutions as well as regulatory bodies.

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    Yes, and seats are today sold for a lot of money. This is because private institutions spend a lot of money to set up infrastructure and they try to get that back in any way—scrupulous and unscrupulous. This is something that needs to be totally weeded out.

    There is a big debate on the combined engineering examinations. Is that a healthy idea?

    It is a good proposal and should be extended to the medical colleges too. Without the entrance exams, many rural students cannot get in because those from the big cities have the advantage of coaching and scoring high marks. With a common exam, everyone will be on an equal footing.

    Your institution, Aravind Eye Care Group, has set examples of fair play and stands out in this system with values and principles. How do you continue to do that?

    We have set our own standards and we select purely on merit. Our tuition fees are not enhanced to suit our needs and we provide value-based education. We ensure that adequate facilities like infrastructure and faculty are available before we start a course. We cannot forget that students sacrifice a lot to come to learn. And we do periodic evaluation.

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    Is there anything you want to tell today’s students?

    They must remember that college education is the basic foundation. It’s the only place they will get to learn. Once they are outside, they will have to practise what they learnt here...they will not get a chance to learn outside. So they should seize the opportunity, make the most of it.