What do you want to be when you grow older? I pro fondly ask a child in the 6th grade. He smiles and replies “I want to be a cricketer, but my parents say engineering is a good career” I smile at him, and think to myself, this is how our culture up brings children even till today.

Education Culture
We all know about our grading system that focuses on evaluating kids accordingly to qualify them as doctors, engineers or any other field that would give them a “secured future” Not that it is a bad thing, it definitely is an asset for the country to have budding professionals that will boom up the economy. But is it really about memorizing formulas? or competing with your peers for a higher grade ?

Psychology
It is still very hard to understand we have only a hand full of Indian companies who ploy their trade in these sectors globally. Though we create such talent we as a nation await foreign injection of funds to employ our talent and due to this gap we have most of our talent leaked abroad. With a culture that treats visitors as gods we also place immense trust in them that adds fuel to burning fire. By saying this I am not against globalization, I am for a better system that can yield better facilities and results.

Ask an Indian parent how he/she’d like to bring up a child? The answer is I want the best for my children, It does not matter what I have to go through to deliver the best but I’d do what it takes to give him or her all I can.

Talent Leakage
We have delivered as much as we can to the “West”. Because our education system supports producing more Engineers or Doctors among whom the most ambitious ones ploy their trade in the “West”. To top it all up we are happy with the tag “Indian Origin”.
We have our grading system that focuses on grading kids as to what would have them qualify as doctors or engineers in their future, while any other profession has to be self organized. Aided by the development of one’s self, every individual who is brought up with a very parenting culture takes his career forward. Parenting & Teaching are attributed to this progress one actually makes.

So now we have a pool of excellent Doctors Engineers Business men and trained at a later age “Skilled Professionals” such as “Fashion Designers”, “Hospitality Professionals” “Mechanics” etc..!

It is still very hard to understand we have only a hand full of Indian companies who ploy their trade in these sectors globally. Though we create such talent we as a nation await foreign injection of funds to employ our talent and due to this gap we have most of our talent leaked abroad. With a culture that treats visitors as gods we also place immense trust in them that adds fuel to burning fire. By saying this I am not against globalization, I am for a better system that can yield better facilities and results.

Ask an Indian parent how he/she’d like to bring up a child? The answer is I want the best for my children, It does not matter what I have to go through to deliver the best but I’d do what it takes to give him or her all I can.

Debate
Should we looking at an evolutionary education system which could be either static like the one we have but who’s evolution is very slow. Or have a dynamic education that changes regularly to help achieve set goals and prevailing market conditions?

Example:
The business schools that brag about MBA’s that were life enhancing are now promoting courses in Entrepreneurship that are life changing.

How does diversity of goals play a part in the evolution of an educative system?

The British schools imposed a curriculum that could develop Athletes for the 2012 Olympics within a prevailing education system which was already very diverse in nature.
Introducing extra curricular activities in our education system not only helps the child in communication, it also creates confidence, team building, and to have positive attitude.