What needs to change in the Education System

We often say that if you shall judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is worthless! And alas, our Indian Education System seems to be unwitting of this fact.

Does the Indian Education system really measure the worth of an individual? While India can boast of a high literacy %, there are very clear, visible gaping holes that exist. Students feel overburdened, teachers think they are not paid enough and parents expect their children to get a 99.99 percentage score. Where does the buck stop? The truth is, there is too much at stake.
What needs to be fixed at the earliest?
1. Get Out Rote Learning!

The dull and horrifying picture of laws, theories, definitions and such like presented by the books absolutely ogles down at the innocent students as if it were the Wolf and they the Little Red Riding Hood. Rote learning utterly plagues our system, students are made to study only to score marks in the exams.
2. Redefine the purpose of education
Our education system is still a colonial education system geared towards generating babus and pen-pushers under the newly acquired skin of modernity. We may have the most number of engineering graduates in the world, but we are busy running the call centres of the rest of the world – that is where our engineering skills end!

What we really need today are thinkers, innovators & entrepreneurs who will actually establish the foundation of a knowledge based economy rather than the low-quality service provider nation that we are turning into.
3. Welcome Practical Exercise!

The best crammers are rewarded by the system. This is one of the fundamental flaws of our education system. Routinely mugging up scares away the curiosity, fascination and prying inherent in a child pushing him into a rut of pure confusion. The curriculum is heavily based on theoretical topics rather than a hard-headed approach towards solving problems. Avishkaar Box is aimed at response to this exact problem that the parents are facing. 
4. Reward creativity, Original thinking, Research and innovation
Our education system rarely rewards what deserves highest academic accolades. Deviance is discouraged. Risk taking is mocked. Memorising is no learning; the biggest flaw in our education system is perhaps that it incentivizes memorizing above originality.

Our testing and marking systems need to be built to recognize original contributions, in form of creativity, problem solving, valuable original research and innovation. Through Avishkaar Box, we intend to achieve this by providing incredible learning experiences right at the doorstep of the parents to prepare their children for tomorrow.
No Room for Delay

Knowledge is power and without practical application of knowledge it is of no value.  Mughal Emperor Jahangir told his gardener in Kashmir that if a tree takes 100 years to mature, that’s all the more reason to plant  it as soon as possible. In other words, the best time to start growing seeds of change in our kids is NOWIt’s not that these problems are not known to the parents or the society and the unprecedented growth of IB/International Curriculums is a direct outcome of such realization.

Let's together foster hands on learning and together bring in a learning revolution!

Team Avishkaar Box

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