Switzerland with a total population of 8+ million tops the Ranking in Global Innovation Index (indicates innovation performance), the irony is India stands 52nd in the same list despite having a population of over a billion and producing over 1 million engineers annually. No Nobel Laureates in Science from India since independence .US has 100+ Nobel laureates with a far lesser population. Ph.D holders applying for clerk jobs is a common sight.

What’s failing?

Despite having such a high number of graduates passing out each year, where are we lacking. Let’s rewind a bit.

The education system that we follow was set up during the East India Company rule under the guidelines of Lord Thomas Babington Macaulay in the 1830s. This system was based as per the british requirement. They wanted Indians as clerks and labour, performing all the low level work. Communication was also a challenge. Hence, subjects like English, Math and Science made it to the curriculum putting aside any holistic approach in studies and suppressing creative thinking.

Unfortunately, even after independence, we’re still a slave to this curriculum.

Majority of the time, the education system fails to teach the relevance of subjects in practical life. The pattern is such that the students are gauged on the basis of their cramming abilities barring any creative approach of learning. Decent marks do not assure proper learning and actual application ability. A Cliche example being how the students cram Sanskrit textbooks in schools, score high marks but when it comes to speaking, they fail miserably. 

Limited options of courses is another hurdle for students trying to make unconventional career choices.

The most successful Indians which we see, top business tycoons, sportsperson, politicians have not fallen victim to this age old education trap. Majority of them have either educated themselves in what they actually want to do or have pursued education in foreign countries rather than just aiming to get a degree.

The plight of Indian Education system is well-known to everyone, this is the reason why most of the Politicians and big shots prefer their kids to be sent to foreign lands for education.

The need of the hour is to eradicate this system, emphasize on an overall holistic development approach. The world is changing dramatically,new technologies are emerging with each passing day, opening up a different arena. Jobs like that of Influencer, SEO managers, Artificial Intelligence Engineers never existed back in the day. We will see new jobs in the coming future which we might even not have heard of.

To be upscale, we need to break conventional learning methods. Be more aware and observant of the global changes. Focus more on innovation and practical learning.

Nitish Rajput

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