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Student Voice: Broadening the notion of ‘Education’

Thursday, October 13, 2016 20:51
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Student VoiceThe mediocre education system that has been prevalent in the nation for ages, now needs a makeover. It is quite prosaic to follow a system that requires you to be monotonous and aligned towards the theoretical part of imparting knowledge instead of the practical side of it. Ever since our childhood days, we are expected to excel in academics and are stressed on scoring the top grades. Eventually one gets into the circle of striving for a more than an average CGPA, and while in the same process we somewhere tend to demean the importance of education. With the kind of pressure that is built constantly; we study to score and not learn. Rote learning, that has been in practice and a beloved technique of the students, has to some extent destroyed the quality of education.

Somewhere in between of keeping up with the arithmetic progression, the scientific solutions and the command over vocabulary, the creative side in an individual is long lost. Altering the ways our thoughts are processed and thinking beyond the normalcy should be put into practice. Our grades become our identities and are seldom judged on the same basis alone. It is now the time that some reformation must be brought in the education system.

Unlike in foreign countries, the education system in India does not give you a choice to select the combination of subjects you want to study, which calls for a major drawback. If an individual is interested in both Physics and Sociology, to his dismay he is entitled to pursue only one, as there is a huge barrier between the field of Science and Humanities. Programmes that enhance people’s calibre should be designed, that’s possibly the best chance you give to an individual to prove himself through the reflection of his work. To shine out in the corporate field is referred to as a job of prestige, than to have your hands soaked in paint and trying to emerge as an artist. The field of art and creativity is also essential to maintain a balance in the society and needs to be accepted, recognised and rewarded.

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