In the olden golden days India was not only spiritual leaders of the world but also was setting standards for education in the form of Takshshila and Nalanda Vishawa Vidyalaya. Students of these institutions were not only said to masters of their subject but also seen as the person of wisdom. During the British rules these self respecting educated people were proving a hurdle for the rulers hence Mecale was come in the picture and the base of present education system, with aims of preparing the dedicated government servants was implemented.
In the year 1947 when we were allowed to live in the atmosphere of freedom and self decision, partition of the country has diverted attention and most important aspect education was left as it is. In the coming years a few changes were made by the introduction of present 10+2+3 system but the most damaging aspect “preparing the humble and honest government servants” was left untouched. This is reason of student unrest in our country. Let us have a look on our present education system. A students entered in the schooling at the age of 5 years and become graduate at the age of 20 years [22 years in the case of professional graduation like Medicine, Law and Engineering etc.] out of these 15/17 years of education, first 10 years are only for making the student literate and for making capable of gaining the knowledge. For the graduation of the subject remaining 5/7 years are used.
After the education up to level of graduation these young ones when enter in the society for the actual life, they realize that they are good for nothing. Even the professional graduates instead of going for self sufficient ness are looking forward for the jobs. This is reason for the huge unemployment. The youth is left alone without the skills of using their abilities for the implementation of the yields of their imagination powers. They also found themselves lacking in the field of courage required for the going with the innovative ideas. The recent human world history is also supporting this with a few handfuls like Dr. Hargobin Khurana and Bill Gates. Some one may that in comparison of our forefathers we are achieving the technical advancement at vigorous rate hence the use of wisdom, Intelligence, Imagination and innovation is on the higher side, but dear if you consider the population and successful innovative person ratio you will realize the truth. Similarly if you take the natural resources in consideration, which are on the decline continuously due to, burst in the population, you will be able to see the adverse side of the picture.
The failure of our present education system can be illustrated with
1] Day by day increase in unemployment
2] Unreal thought of the young ones that they are more educated than their elders.
3] Unable to utilize the huge natural resources that are available at our disposal.
4] Increasing attitude of gaining the physical wealth by all means.
5] Fearless corruption and bribery
6] Increase in self centric behavior and breaking of social rules.
7] Migration of professional students to other countries for the sack of better future aspect. It is not shocking news that about 30% of High salary paid staff of Microsoft is with Indian origin.
8] My experience at internet also suggest that our youth instead of getting the benefits of this huge knowledge world wasting time in the passing useless message and working as the slave for the some or other dominating foreign MNC.
9] Vanishing of the respect for the Indian Life Style and Socio economic structure. I recall the Hindi movie “Virasat” where hero instead of using his wisdom for the growth of ancestral crop cultivation wishes to start a chain of fast food centers. This is the real mirror image of thought process of our present youth.