What is wrong with the Indian education sy em?
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Anshul Agarwal, lives in India
Look at the boy on the left-
He is Abhimanyu Sadasivan.
Abhimanyu was a 16-year old student in 11th grade and was found dead on the terrace of his family’s apartment in March, 2014. He committed suicide in the midst of his exams and left a suicide ne in his chemistry exam sheet. On it, was written,
"The CBSE sy em is based on mugging. Education should be about understanding and applying your knowledge. My death should be a lesson and a reason for the sy em to change.”
Apparently, he had a pretty high IQ. He liked reading and writing a lot.
He was not alone. There was 17-yr old Kriti Tripathi, a student at one of the Kota's coaching centers. She jumped to her death from a five-storey building in Kota in April this year. Though she had comfortably cleared the IIT entrance exams, she compned that studies in these centers subjected the students to unbearable stress and depression in her suicide ne.
"Please Go nment of India HRD do something about these coaching institutes. They suck and should be shut down as soon as possible," she wre.
And there were more. There was 21-yr old Jitesh from Haryana, a student of chemical engineering at IIT-B. He committed suicide by consuming a poisonous substance from the institute lab in May last year as he was depressed due to his poor academic performance. The suicide ne stated that he regretted passing JEE exam to make it to IIT. There were 15-yr old Radha and Pragati from MP, who ended their life March this year by hanging from the ceiling of their rooms, for being under stress due to exams and unable to secure first rank in the examination.
The disturbing accounts are numerous. But all point to the same thing: Indian education sy em forces its pupils to live a pressure-filled life, demanding excellence in the form of an external reward: MARKS. This demand starts from the begng of school life, and decides the fate of a person- to live a qualified life (as admission to colleges is based on these MARKS cut-off), as well as a dignified life (as everyone acknowledges the merits of being a top-scorer). This sy em emphasizes children’s report cards, instead of making them understand and apply what they are learning. And most importantly, it never asks them if they are satisfied with what they are learning in school. Never highlighting inner growth and development.
This is what is wrong with the Indian education sy em.
- A pressure-filled, non-relang lifestyle.
"Enough studies, now go play today!" "Take some time out daily to dance, that's what you like!"
These kids never hear these sentences. All they hear is "now go study." If these students were allowed to relax daily, perhaps they would have developed a healthy resistance ag inst the pressures of life. But no. These young people were instead pushed beyond their limits to achieve an always-going-after-marks lifestyle.
- Making report cards the supreme focus in life.
Focus on Report cards
“What do you think of your studies?”
These questions are never asked of these students. Rather what they are asked is, “Did you get the highest marks on your report card?”
- Making self-worth dependent on external rewards: marks.
Self-worth dependent on marks
"You are only worthy if you get the highest marks."
A child who is raised on this piece of wisdom will always feel unworthy whenever he scores less than the topmost. Self-worth comes from self, not from marks. And no one can always be on the top; leaving them with a sense of unworthiness for a lifetime.
INDIAN education sy em is doing only one thing "CONVERTING HORSES INTO DONKEYS"
Now let me expn you how.
1.Teachers never teach you.YES they never teach you they just impose it on you. You are a goof student if you "ANSWER THERE QUESTION CORRECTLY", like seriously? If I know the answer correctly then why the hell would I attend your lecture. If you ask any question you are a nuisance for them. How can someone learn if they cant even ask a question. Forget about question you have to give only correct answer this seriously makes me laugh sometimes
2.THE WORD CALLED "DISCIPLINE" - If a teacher cannot control a class of few students how the hell they can be called teachers. So due to there inability they IMPOSED a word called discipline. As a kid it's your BASIC RIGHT to make noise. Do you expect noise from someone in corporate? No! Then?
3.KILLING THE SUBJECTIVITY- Everyone knows that 2+2=4. its objective but does corporate pay it for that? HELL NO. They pay you for subjective knowledge like how to crack a deal? Does your teacher teaches you that? LOL NO
4.MERMORISING THE THINGS- This is the thing i hate most like does anyone in corporate makes you things remember? No they have google . Does remembering the date when Alexander was born make diffrence? NO
Praanshu Khanna, Final Year, EC Engineering. Love IoT Projects, Hate Exams.
When it comes to Indian Education Sy em, we are dependent. Yes, we are dependent on three things:
1.Understanding the concept
3.Marks you obtain(which includes factors such as hand-writing, vocabulary, etc)
So, and average kid who has had troubles with his hand-writing would know the pain on getting hit by a wooden scale on his palm every week(I had a good hand-writing).
I remember a topper in my class couldn't define current and said that, "It's not exam time yet so I haven't studied!"
Why do you need to mug up the definition of current? It's a concept! You're in 4th semester of college, studying to become Electronics and Communication Engineer ffs!
I'm frustrated how people here give more importance to marks.
P.S. She has a CPI of 9.02 and had like 94% in her boards and 84 in her JEE. Compare that to her responses, you'd know what's important.