Renowned writer and mythologist, Dr. Devdutt Pattanaik said that today's education should look beyond the monetary gains and must aim the holistic development of the young minds.
“Todayʼs education system should not be about only earning money. We are making engineers, but should not they understand management and will only be taught mathematics? Engineers are made, but many a times they fail to understand management as they are only taught mathematics,” Pattanaik said at a ‘Principalsʼ and Academiciansʼ Conclave.
On the need of connecting the education with the real life instead of connecting it with only book-based knowledge, he said " Our kitchen is the biggest laboratory where chemistry can be taught but everyone is keen to learn chemistry from books. Real education is more than becoming a doctor or engineer".
Speaking on the matter of applying traditional knowledge in modern education system, he said "blending mythology with mainstream studies will lead to the holistic development of young minds".