Being educated is an entity that influences the socio-economic outcome of an individual. India is a country that gives due emphasis on educational policy and its reforms from time to time. The policies and reforms in this sector have widely used multiple innovations and technology to boost its growth. In this decade of exemplary educational changes and flourishing technological interventions, India is expected to have the largest tertiary-age population in the world.
India’s National Educational Policy was formed in the year 1986, and modified in 1992. Yet again, a lot has changed since then. The draft policy recommends doubling the funding for public education, this aimed to change the structure of school education, to start education as early as four years of age. With the growth of technology and the nationwide implication in various sectors including education, India proves to stand as an outstanding source for educational practices.
Why and how do we export our educational ecosystem to nations in need?
India has seen excellent development within the economy segment. The rates of unemployment are considerably low and child labour has shown a substantial decrease compared to the previous years. The modern education system calls for obligatory education for all children up to the age of fourteen. After gaining primary education, the child can choose to go for secondary education. To provide a comprehensive level of education, the central and state governments are fully involved through their boards.
The Indian education system has been inspired by its historical backgrounds, which go way back thousands of years. The current educational policies in the country focus on preparing the child to read and absorb, and mainly prioritise academics over co-curricular activities. As a developing nation, the Indian education system focuses on preparing children for tough competitive examinations that will help students to tackle various types of examinations in the world. Owing to the continuous efforts for bettering the educational system, it contributes generously to the economic system.
Subjects like Astrology, Mathematics, Economics, and Physics have been sought after by foreigners, and many students have streamed into the country to study these subjects in depth. This alone shows the cultural richness of India, adding to the recent developments in technology. The ‘Gurukul’ system is another area where India stands proud, where the bond shared between the teacher and student is special and most important, unique. This holistic approach develops a comprehensive mind towards education. Even though the exact ‘Gurukul’ system does not exist today, the advent of modern approaches has preserved the true essence of the age-old system.
Despite the infrastructural challenges compared to the developed nations’ educational institutions, India is still home to top-ranked universities and educational institutions that have acclaimed recognition among many institutions in the world. These institutions have world-class facilities and conveniences offered to students. Some of the best examples would be the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Indian Institute of Management (IIM), and Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU).
From around the globe, top institutions have hailed India’s National Educational Policy (NEP) 2020 as the world’s ‘biggest reform’ and have shown considerable interest in implementing it in other countries. This impactful, interactive, innovative, and inclusive policy has been the cornerstone of providing equity, quality, and access to all students. The transformational reforms in schools and higher education systems are all set to make the country a global knowledge hub.
In these testing times, the online platform has conducted various examinations and classes for over thirty-three crore students. This was a successful approach considering the new approaches and reforms.
In conclusion, the educational targets aim to promote skill development among students, and the NEP will help usher in coordinating between the industry’s needs and the education system. The work readiness skills, soft skills, technical skills, and entrepreneurial skills are all part of the model that makes other countries look up to the Indian education system. Well, education is an organic entity. It keeps growing and evolving with time, and of course, the human mind.