Trends and studies say that in contemporary times the average Indian mostly dreams of a good career and a luxurious life to go with it. Every spending Indian is willing to invest in education for the sake of a well endowed and steadfast career. The virtues of education have been understood by the entirety of the masses and hence they want their wards’ education to take off with stern consolidations.
The Indian mindset
The Indians have a very atypical notion about education. Partial credit for the prejudiced opinion goes to the very Indian education system itself. Indians are a lot who stress more on rote learning than knowledge and original thinking when education is concerned. The education system has aggravated the delusion by promoting the senile colonial era learning mechanism that was only fit for producing government officials rather than knowledgeable scholars. The trend has gained so much momentum that curricular as well as non-curricular education is all imparted through a rote learning basis. The basic ideology to strive for personal intelligence and creativity is found to have lost its way somewhere between the trapdoors of the system.
Education for career
The education system is hell-bent on creating graduated zombies intent on surviving on meagre jobs rather than striving for excellence in a humane fashion. The impetus given to rote throughout one’s academic is choking the creativity out of an individual and rendering them into soulless creatures sans uniqueness. It seems as if the entire system has converted into a factory producing individuals on a production line who are identical in all respects except their looks. The orientation of academics and examinations into the stepping stones of a fruitful professional career are further ruining the social and academic mindset. People are here to trade education for a job and a good life.
The surging population growth of India is forcing some unforeseen changes in the socio-demographic front. A record number of graduates are passing out each year from Indian colleges so much so that even more developed nations like China and USA are lagging behind in numbers. The dynamic growth of India in the past couple of decades has ensured the financial development of the Indian society. More people have got money to spare and are willing to spend it on their child’s education. The unexpected scenario has created a massive shortage of infrastructure for the surging number of individuals. So what’s the result? We are witnessing a mad rush among students and their guardians to guarantee the best academic opportunities for them in order to secure a good career ahead. Success for them needs to come in any possible way good, bad or ugly.
What about satisfaction?
Careers developed out of rote education and with the sole purpose of garnering financial profits out of it have always been tumultuous in nature and origin. A trade that lacks knowledge, original thinking and dedication which are traded for money and forced rote learning is never successful in the long run. Running after success often compromises with the sheer comfort of the soul itself and optimum the quality of living is never achieved however hard an individual may try. The Indian citizen must feel joining a rat-race for a professional career is never the aim of education but it must be to develop the inner self of an individual and bring out the inherent talents from within.