India is a country which has been most successful in providing one specific thing in abundance to the entire world and that is “Brain Power”. But is it something to be proud of? How sad is it that Indians, being some of the smartest brains in the world are fleeting off to other countries for further studies or jobs?
This does tell us that no matter how strong we are in academics, our education system does have some loopholes due to which our investments on nurturing these bright minds go waste.
In the tussle between quality and quantity, quantity has always had the upper hand when it comes to the course structure in India. The course curriculum here is so vast and rigorous that students in the pressure to cover all of this vastness somewhere lose the true essence of topics and hence leave gaps in their conceptual understanding. We keep mugging theory and vomiting on papers; which yes isn’t a very right way of learning but making that the biggest reason for the downfall of Indian education system isn’t quite agreeable according to me.
Remembering some things with its proper understanding rather helps you to increase your knowledge and memory power and that should be encouraged always. Even though these are crucial, yet I believe there are much bigger concerns than providing proper laboratories, equipment or infrastructure in the system of education in India. The teacher-student biases and inner politics are some dirty strategies and tactics that provide a very unfair advantage to some students.
Even though these tricks help a person to understand the real world, but adapting to such doesn’t actually satisfy the criteria of achievement on merit which is what true education seeks to attain.
Such problems however, can be taken care of. According to me, as a student, the biggest problem that we are facing is that students are so confused these days with the huge and abrupt changes that are taking place. With the introduction of the GPA system and the CCE pattern, of course, it has been changed for the betterment and to enhance the education system.
However, making such changes in the correcting and grading pattern doesn’t really take care of the basic problem. It might have reduced a bit of the work load for students but at the same time the teaching and the learning pattern still remains the same and students end up getting more and more perplexed as they see the complexity of the situation where the grading system which was prevalent for decades together change in just a matter of months! Isn’t this sheer torture?
Hence, the solution, at present, would be to take small turtle steps at a time and make small, gradual and consistent changes focusing on the root causes so that there is enough time to adjust and get acquainted to them.
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