Is our Indian education system good enough to
encourage talented students? Does our Indian education system require
modification? Lots of students have fallen pray to the education system in
India. Read on to know more about the pros and cons of education system in
It is a fact that burden of studies
is put on children by none other than their parents. All parents have very high
expectations from their children. It is good to have expectations. However, it
is wrong to put burden of expectations on children which are difficult for them
Not only parents, but also our education system,
teachers, universities, entrance exams play an equal role in pressurizing
students. Such situation is thereby responsible for the increasing number of
suicidal cases in students. Studies show that out of three suicide cases
committed every 15mins in India, one is a student. It is very well demonstrated
in the movie ‘3 Idiots’ how students fall prey to our education
system. Have a quick look at the pros and cons of the education
system in India.
Education is cheaper in India as
compared to other places in world.
There is a lot of scope where
students can select stream of their own choice after secondary
Discipline comes handy with the
career oriented education system in India.
Along with Indians it also
provides opportunities to foreigners to complete higher studied in India.
Indian education system also has shades of Indian culture
in it which teaches students to respect education, teachers, mentors and
Cons of Education System in
Have a quick look at the cons of education
systems in India which needs to be expelled from its
Though Indian education system is
career oriented it does not focus on whether the student has learnt something
out of it or not.
There are good educational
organisations in India. However, most of the time talented students do not get
a chance to enter them as seats are sold to those who can pay big amount of
The Indian way of teaching is very traditional where
students feel scared to ask questions to their teachers. They also have to only
follow what teacher says and do not even get chance to clear their doubts. This
system is such that students have to mug-up formulas and laws only with the
intention of passing out and not for learning.
After secondary education,
students have lot of career choices. However, the Indian society does not
motivate students to choose alternative careers. Most of the students opt for
the degrees like Engineering, MBA, and Medicine and as such the competition is
very tough to get through it. Most of the students who take admissions for
these degrees are only here because their parents want them to be here. And as
such many of them have to face failure.
The education system in India is
not comprehensive enough to polish the hidden talent and motivate students to
do something on their own. It is sometimes just about forcing student to follow
the path which does not lead to their destination.
Changes in Current Education System
are some suggestions which can be made in our current education
Making our education system
learning oriented and not career oriented.
Increase the number of
scholarships given to motivate children who pursue careers of their choices and
who are ready to work hard.
Provide free counseling to
students after they finish secondary education to allow them to decide which
stream they want to choose.
Organising counseling sessions for
parents as well so that they do not force their children.
Developing a comfortable
environment where student are able to resolve their queries and do not study
under fear, pressure or stress.
It is really a need of the day
that our education system should be modified. It should focus on the overall
development of child. Our current education system does not allow child to
think on his own, it only teaches him or her to think like how his teacher
thinks or whatever is written in books. It does not give children a chance to
apply their minds. As such study becomes burden for them. Looking at the
current situation, it is a time for modifying our education system. At the same
time it is necessary to allow children to pursue career of their own choice.
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