A Need For Change in the Education System

India as a country is associated with an estimated population of 1.267 billion people, out of which more than 430 million people are between the ages of 15-34 and constitute 35% of the population of the country. India today is considered to possess the highest youth population in the world. This proves to be a blessing in disguise for India, as it is the right opportunity to tap the optimum potential of the youth and utilize it sensibly, in order to shape an established and progressive economy in particular, and country in general.

In today’s times, the youth is capable of voicing their opinions, formulating relatable solutions for several insoluble problems and foster better relations to save a spot for India in the global world. There is however a need to create better opportunities for the young generation and cater to their holistic development. In order to empower the youth, the primary step that needs to be taken is the betterment of the Indian Education System.

Education plays an important role in paving way for a bright future and supporting many brilliant minds to begin the adventure of their life. There is a dire need to bring a beneficial change in the education system of the country. There should be a way of forming an indispensable bond between practical and classroom knowledge, to create skilled, experienced and employable graduates from various educational institutions in the country.

One of the most dominating flaws in the current education system is that it indirectly prioritizes memory over the creativity and self-dependency of students. Immense stress should be laid upon creating entrepreneurs, artists, scientists, thinkers and writers to envisage a knowledgeable and original education system. India is home to a number of educational institutes, however, the idea should be to create efficient and well equipped places of learning in order to meet the contemporary needs of elementary education.

Technology today is an inevitable part of lives and it has proved to be the knight in shining armour for today’s virtually dependent generation. However, it is necessary that we sow the seeds of technology in all arenas of the country and reap the innumerable benefits that it can bring to us. The use of modern technology in the classrooms encourages new and effective learning and an interactive and communicative teaching atmosphere. This not only intrigues students to learn with deeper interest but also compels them to ask the right questions and enjoy the fruits of technological learning.

Gone are the days when typical classroom lectures were all it took to educate students. Today, the use of practical knowledge, backed by conventional theories, is what fabricates a classroom that is more interesting and comprehensive. Many question that every subject does not need practical guidance, in fact mere theoretical knowledge lays the foundation of the subject. However, visual experience and practical guidance can help in eradicating monotony from the typical teaching mannerisms. Many successful entrepreneurs today have been at an arm’s length from theoretical knowledge because their success is a reflection of the experience they have gained by applying their ideas and inventions.

Lack of educational facilities not only dampens the chances for better development amongst the younger generation, but also results in a number of problems like the ripple effect. Illiteracy, poverty and unemployment often go hand in hand and sail in the same boat. The importance of education is not only relevant with regard to prolific career opportunities but can also be seen in the tackling of everyday issues and problems.

There is no denying the fact that today’s education system is not fool proof. Time is passing and the world is constantly subject to change and alterations. Technology and media are gaining popularity and progress in leaps and bounds. The generation of today is privy to immense changes as compared to the generations in which the basis of the Indian Education System was drafted. Hence, it is the need of the hour to incorporate technology, research and practical experiences, along with theories and a blend of soft skills such as communication, body language and leadership, in the education system. This will enable us to create well-shaped and rounded individuals rather than mere order-following employees.

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