Change Required In Indian Education System
India is second most populated country in the world with an estimated population of 1.25 billion out of which more than 430 million on people are between the ages of 15-34 years of age which is about 35% of the population of the country, which makes the country the highest youth population in the world. The future of the country can be transformed by making an impressive economic and social progress by fulfilling the needs and aspirations of the youth by providing a better future in form of job and other income possibilities.
This young generation is can only be empowered from strong educational system, as it was in the ancient time. The government of India comes out with National Policy on Education (NPE) which covers the education right starting from elementary school to the higher learning institution of the country in the year 1968 and was then revised in the year 1986.
Since, then there has been no major change in the policy for the last 30 years, which has resulting in the degradation of the education system. There is an urgent need for a complete look into and holistic change in the current educational system of the country. It is the right time to take some bold and visionary steps in consultation with all the stakeholders like government, industry, academia, students and general public (parents) at large.
The soul of the new educational policy should be to make all students good human beings, creating entrepreneurs, artists, scientists, thinkers and writers to create knowledge based economy. The new education system should enhance the originality and internal personality of the student. India is having highest numbers of engineering colleges in the world but we are not able to translate them into research and technology innovation.
IIMT University, Meerut, best universities in Delhi NCR is working hard to change and innovate in the present educational system. In new educational system the curriculum has to be updated as per the latest changes in the subject. The curriculum should be updated with considering future innovation and updation. The curriculum should focus also on extracurricular activities to develop the student capabilities in terms of problem solving, writing skills, verbal skills, communication enhancement, physical fitness and much more.
As we know that the skill set in students is at the lowest level, skill development in all sectors should be the part of formal education. The teaching should be more enjoyable and to do so the use of technology must be done to great extend. Proper measures should be undertaken to widely make aware of the benefits in adding technology to the classroom and bring in a significant change in student’s perception of subjects.
Teaching must include more practical and hand on knowledge to have good understanding of the subject. There are many subjects that do not need practical guidance and theoretical knowledge is the base of the subject, but the visual experience and practical guidance can help in avoiding the boredom. Many successful entrepreneurs have not got the theoretical knowledge because their success stands on the experience they have gained. At IIMT University, Meerut, best universities in Delhi NCR working as per the aspirations of the students.
The students are taught not only the latest curriculum but the subjects like sports, research and innovation, spiritual studies, hobbies, community services etc are also included to enhance the skills.