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Closer View of Indian Education Print E-mail
by Tom McGregor    Mon, Jul 21, 2014, 09:22 PM

The Indian education system sounds remarkably similar to the Chinese education system. Students focus on memorizing to succeed in taking tests.

The UN Post reports that, "The current observation is that most of the educators don’t add any value to students. On the other hand, it is the students who add value to educators by working very hard for exams to pass out with scores and grades from Indian educational institutions. Even in some of the prestigious educational institutions like IITs and IIMs in India, it is the students who slog hard to achieve the scores rather than educators who are supposed to be responsible for students’ academic success. What are the causes for the present scenario? What is the solution for this problem? Let us find out."


India appears poised to embark on reforms, which would likely revolutionize its education system.

According to the UN Post, "When we look at our Indian education system, it still adopts outdated curriculum and teaching methodologies. Students cram content, write notes and reproduce during exams without understanding the essence. It emphasizes rote learning. It doesn’t encourage creativity, critical thinking and analytical skills among students which are very much essential in the current competitive world. It emphasizes acquisition of knowledge rather than on application of knowledge. The present education system has become highly boring and taxing to students. It doesn’t encourage research among faculty. The educational institutions still assess the abilities of faculty based on the quantity of classroom teaching sessions delivered, not the quality of research done. Additionally, the present remuneration for the faculty is not rewarding or attractive. We seldom find passionate faculty who are keen to make a difference in the lives of students."

Many Indian students score high marks in exams, but fail to think independently.

To read the entire article from the UN Post, link here:

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