According to the senior faculty member at the art of living, one of the major shortcomings of the Indian Educational Institutes is the lack of qualified teachers.
"The Indian education system is not so bad, it is the people who are teaching are failures. Unless there is the real passion for teaching and some sort of financial background, good teachers don't get into education," said Khurshed Batliwala
"Ready Study Go" is the book written by Batliwala and Dinesh Ghodke. This easy to read book provide students with a road map on how they can excel in academics and how they can love the subjects which they are learning.
"Most of the people who score 100 per cent in schools and colleges basically know nothing. There is a reason behind any and every logic, but the teachers, themselves being less knowledgeable are unable to generate the passion for learning, rather pushes for securing good grades" said Batliwala who has been associated with the Art of Living for 25 years.
He further stressed the point that teachers need to be more creative and pro-active when it comes to imparting the knowledge to the students given in the text.
"A teacher should bring up some creativity while teaching the school text books. Simply reading out the texts will never develop the logic's behind any syllabus. Innovation and practical approach will always help students to understand subjects in better way," said the 47-year old author.
Instead of educating the child, parents must educate themselves first and start by asking the questions; why do we go to school, why do we learn various subjects, why do we clear the exams, why in the first place we are competing with someone else for good grades? What is this education all about and how exactly does it add quality in mine and my child life.
Commenting on the hoard of getting good grades Batliwala suggested that merely securing good marks in the examination is not the proof that one is knowledgeable enough.
"Grades cannot be a parameter to judge a student's capabilities. A certificate or a mark-sheet should not become the identity of a student. Though it is not easy to change this perception so quickly, yet the process has begun. Company like Google don't ask for mark-sheet rather they go for skill test," he quipped.
When asked about his success mantra in short he said "Don't be scared of failures. Many people don't even try something new because they are scared of it. Learn to take risks and follow your heart."