Author

Dr Nomesh Bolia

Dr Nomesh Bolia

Mentor | VIF
Sahil Aggarwal

Sahil Aggarwal

Director | VIF

India’s education system is terribly out of step with the times

Education should achieve three broad objectives. First, provide skills required for professional growth. Second, provide life skills, which include soft skills, maturity, and emotional growth. Third, build a strong character for being a good human being and citizen. While it will be a mistake to say that the education system in India has completely failed to fulfill these objectives, a serious rethinking is required.

The National Curriculum Framework (NCF), the foundational document for elementary and secondary education, forms the basis for agencies like the Central Board of Secondary Education and the National Council of Educational Research and Training to develop and administer school curricula. The recommendations in the NCF can, at least partially, achieve the objectives that this article identifies. The government has further invited suggestions through the New Education Policy Group. But the existing volume of recommendations, as well as the new ones being sought, may still not deliver the reforms we need, primarily because of two sets of reasons.

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