Take a look at changes in education landscape of India
In this era of too much technology and inflow of infinite information, education in any nation must meet global standards. When we define global standards for a job or for a college interview, there are multiple parameters which are of paramount importance. It is quintessential and noteworthy that a plethora of things are taken into account by academicians.
There are many loopholes in our quest for skill development. We still have to find out a way to value our researchers. We need to improve the quality of colleges, imparting higher education. We need to give soft skills and technical skills education to an army of young villagers across India. If we succeed even in achieving these targets in the next ten years, this century will be ours.
Problem with India’s education system:
1. Lack of skills:
The biggest problem with India is that our children are unable to stand tall on the four basic pillars of holistic education including, reading, writing, comprehension and reasoning. Even when anyone applies for a job in the remotest corner of the world, these skills are brought to a test. In educating masses, we must pay attention to this holistic aspect of education.
2. Lack of career counselling:
Moreover, most of the students in India do not have access to career counselling which leads to poor decision making that makes them repent their decisions throughout their lives.
Anshul Vashisht, a career counsellor of National Repute and an Entrepreneur, shares, “Career and life cannot be two different entities, if you do not have a successful career, you cannot have a peaceful life and vice versa. There are examples of people who are stuck in the wrong job or in the wrong college and are barely surviving every day. I believe that everybody is a genius but the genius needs to be in the atmosphere that makes him a genius.”
“There are many organisations, private and government that are striving hard to get concrete results in this direction. They are conducting career, interest, personality tests to identify the latent talent of the students. After understanding the basics, certain sessions are organized for the students and then they are advised different career paths,” Vashisht added.
The needofcareer counselling:
This is a new development in the education sector when students are making well-informed decisions about their career. Even in the early 90s, nobody could have even thought about it. There was always this mad rush for engineering and medical colleges and somebody pursuing an offbeat interest was seen as an outcast.
Another landslide shift is in the perception of the youngsters of what they see as a rewarding career or education.
Here are the examples:
Recently, India has noticed countless stories from all across the country about some doctor who became a painter, a government official who became an author or about somebody who left a lucrative job in a foreign nation to become an organic farmer. This trend reflects that Indians have started realizing that there is a lot which money cannot buy.
Mayank Garg, an engineer and an entrepreneur, shares, “I was selected for a multi-national company in my final year of engineering but I decided to take the road less travelled. I started teaching students Vedic Mathematics.”
“Initially, everyone said that I am wasting my education in engineering but later when my students started doing well, they realised I was just applying my education in a different way. Through my organization, lakhs of students have benefitted and that is my true achievement,” he added.
These examples depict how education should inculcate not only professional skills but also a philosophy of giving back to the society in students. The breed of young entrepreneurs in India proves that something good has happened in the last few years. We have started valuing innovation, entrepreneurship and out of the box thinking.
Though there is the last hurdle in this marathon race, the hurdle is that whether we live up to the expectations of the world in terms of skill enhancement.