How Education in India has Changed

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Riya Pathak
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How Education in India has Changed


Though the basic concept of school has stayed the same for decades, many of the things that go into learning and socializing nowadays are vastly different from what they used to be.


To talk more about “Schooling Now vs. then” We have with us Mrs. Shivani Kudwa @diapers_to_wings, a mom blogger.


Can you tell me about your personal experiences when you were in school?


My personal experience at school takes me back to 80 students in a classroom sitting around one ceiling fan. I went to the same school my father used to go to. Schools back then were run by redundant systems. It was different from what nowadays a kid’s school looks like.


Check out: A Complete Guide on the National Education Policy 2020


Can you tell how Indian education is different from other nations?


Well, it would be wrong to comment on Indian education while comparing it with other nations. But yes we are not on par with the world because it took nearly 30 years to renovate the education policy in our country. The last education policy was announced in 1986, and that’s a huge topic to discuss because in 30 years generations change and lifestyle takes a turn. So we had to wait many years for a good change. But definitely, my daughter is in a much better education bubble than what I was in.


Is school more difficult now than before?


I don’t think so because the curriculum is changing but simultaneously the teaching methods are more child-friendly than before. Back then we used to follow rote learning, where a syllabus was provided to us and we used to mug it up for the examinations. But now the syllabus is challenging but at the same time, teachers are better equipped.


Is there more pressure on students now?


No, because everything is evolving to suit the students nowadays. Previously, there was a ranking system where the best student was made Head of the school or classrooms. But now there are grades given to kids, thus creating a classroom with equal opportunities for every student. And with increasing competition, children are becoming brighter and more adept to face the fight.


What is the future of Indian education?


Indian education is seeing a big rise. It's more on a universal front now and will certainly change to represent the global scenario in the education sector of India. 


What are some current education features that will help students?


The ball is in the court of students these days. Teachers have changed their way of tackling students. The system is changing and the teacher-student ratio is at a much better place than it was before. The challenging yet capable of evolving curriculum is making a child more holistic in development. These days kids have multiple choices to select the best curriculum. So definitely education in India is changing for the better.


What are your views on NEP 2020?


It's an appreciative move. The best thing is their change of structure from (10 +2) to (5+3+4).

I am glad that they have understood the importance of the foundational years in a child's life. This 5-year-term can help a child develop efficiently from the roots to grab the better opportunities waiting for them ahead in life. The policy looks promising in providing skill education to students, which no doubt is the need of the time.


Any last messages you want to share with other parents?


There is a lot to come in the field of education for your child. So don't worry and feel free to accept the changes because it's better for your child’s future. For any queries, we can have discussions!


We hope you like the article. Thank you Ms. Shivani for giving us your precious time.


Also read: How NEP 2020 Promotes Logical Thinking


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