An insight to Indian School Education System

by Ratul Puri Marketing Consultant
Since we achieved independence in 1947, our national leaders attached importance to education. There has been steady effort to spread education to all levels of Indian society.

The Indian school education system is one of the largest and most complex in the world. After independence India has worked hard to provide educational access to almost all its young people, but it has only just begun to focus on aspects of quality and seek to improve learning outcomes.

The Indian education system is structured as follows:

• Pre-school: The Montessori system is especially popular at the pre-school level but education at this level is not compulsory.
• Private play schools: Catering for children between the ages of 18 months and 3 years.
• Kindergarten: This is divided into lower KG (3 to 4 years old) and upper KG (4 to 5 years)
• Primary school: First to fifth standard (6 to 10 years)
• Middle school: Sixth to eighth standard (for 11 to 14year)
• Secondary school: Ninth and tenth standard (for 14 to 16year)
• Higher secondary: 11th and 12th standard (for 16 to 18year).
Importance of vocational education in India-

  •     Vocational education aims at reducing unemployment among the educated youth and thus help solving the giant problem of unemployment.
  •     It will entail many economic benefits. It results in increased productivity which brings economic prosperity to the people and to the country at large.
  •     It suits individual aptitudes, and so, ensures better results.
  •     It instills among the youth a sense of security and usefulness, which goes a long way to make them better citizens.

Drawbacks of Indian School Education System-

Despite delivering quality education in India, still there are certain drawbacks in our education system which needs to be improved. The drawbacks are mentioned below-

  •     Theoretical knowledge forced upon young students.
  •     Formulae instead of concepts are important which makes students lack in concept-based learning.
  •     Right to better education is affected by student’s caste or religion.
  •     Students end up as jack of all trades and master of none.
  •     The education system promotes private tuitions.
  •     Little room for world class research.
  •     Too many examinations.
  •     Chalk & talk system of teaching.

This article emphasizes on the Indian school education system, importance of vocational education in India and it also states some of the drawbacks of Indian education system.

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