We already discussed in a previous article what is wrong with the Indian education system. Now let us look at the reasons why Indian institutions are not at par with its counterparts abroad.
Lack of holistic education: Most Indian educational institutions focus only on the main subject of study. They do not provide a good platform for students to improve their extra-curricular and co-curricular talents. Liberal education is yet to mark its presence in India.
Lack of cultural diversity: Regional and state colleges do not welcome students from other cities, states and countries. Thus, the student population at most colleges comprise only of students from the same geographical and cultural spheres. Multi-cultural exposure helps students gain valuable life lessons, which most educational institutions in India lack.
Out-dated Syllabus: Universities in India seldom update their syllabus and offer new emerging courses. They teach only traditional subjects and opportunities for specialisations are offered only at the masters or research level.
No student autonomy in learning: Indian institutions do not encourage students to learn out of the text book and explore topics that are not covered in the syllabus. Most of them lack in infrastructure and resources that enables students to lead independent study or research.
Theory-oriented teaching: Students are often clueless when it comes to practically applying the theoretical knowledge they receive through education. Internships and part-time jobs have yet not become part of college syllabuses.
Untrained teaching staff: Most educational institutions in India employ inexperienced and under-qualified teachers which in turn reflect poorly in the performance of the students. This is mostly due to corruption and other malpractices. Eligibility exams such as SET/NET conducted by the government need consistent revisions and updating.
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