Indian Schools: A Tradition of Excellence in Education

For generations, the Indian education system has been respected for its focus on analytical thinking, creative problem-solving, and preparing students to thrive in the global economy. It is a tradition that is prevalent even to this day.

Many students in India go abroad to study these days. The majority of the students in many foreign universities are Indians. They go to these universities for many reasons, but majorly they look for better quality education. 

Graduating from universities like Harvard, Cambridge, etc. is prestigious and opens the door to better career opportunities. However, how many of us know that students from all over the world came to India to study many centuries ago, in the era of Takshasila and Nalanda universities?   

India had a very high-quality education system based on the Indian Vedic system. The Gurukula system of education taught Mathematics to music and grammar to medicine. Students live with the Guru or the master and gain knowledge in daily life, both involved in daily activities and having fixed study times in the Gurukula system. B

y the time they graduate by 16, 17, 0r 18, they are ready to deal with any challenges in life, their intellectual capacity has shaped up, and they have both practical and theoretical knowledge about whatever is needed to live a life successfully.

Education systems changed drastically during British rule. However, those are the bygone era. What we see currently is an education system established by the British. Today, the country boasts many prestigious schools, both government-run and private, that are known for their high academic standards and excellent facilities.

Even though education is different from the earlier authentic Indian system, it is still held in high value worldwide. Indians are excelling in all workspaces all over the world due to this reason. 

The system gives a platform for students to go deep into the subjects along with a systematic and well-disciplined study regimen. 

In the current system, the aim of education and learning methods differ from the early education system. Slowly it developed utilizing technology and innovation, and currently, classrooms are smart classrooms with digitalization. 

Also, post covid era teachers can run classrooms virtually, something unimaginable before, but the necessity made the transition seamless.

The aim of education and the methods of learning have changed thanks to technology and innovation drastically. 

Theoretical subjects are given importance along with skill-based education. Education saw a change in its approach, prioritizing the future career. Students have a choice of subjects to study, and indeed, there are areas where improvements are highly warranted. 

Indian system of education follows many syllabuses or boards of education. CBSE is one of the major boards of education that many students follow. This is considered the most updated style of the syllabus, encouraging the students to think beyond the textbooks and improve their overall personality. 

State boards, CISCE, NIOS (National Institute of Open Schooling), where students can learn at their pace and write examinations, and International Baccalaureate (IB) and Indian Certificate of Secondary Education ( ICSE) are some of the boards that are prevalent in India.

Recently, a new education policy has come into being in India. The Government of India approved the National Education Policy (NEP), in 2020.   

This policy aims to improve the education system to make it inclusive and accessible. One of the points is to make the mother tongue or the regional language the medium of instruction till class 5. An activity or game-based learning for children below 8 is another point. Promoting the use of technology to improve the teaching methodology is another crucial strategy in this policy. 

Similar many suggestions are being implemented in the current Indian education system to bring about more success for individuals careerwise as well as personal development-wise.

Education was given utmost priority in India all through the ages, and someone who is well-read and knowledgeable is always revered in Indian society. The tradition of education in India has seen a lot of changes.

 Even the very aim of education has changed with changing times. Interestingly, many ancient study systems and methodologies like Vedic mathematics and Ayurveda are still prevalent and being revived. Education has become more accessible to students from all strata of society. It is also available to boys and girls alike without any gender bias. Whether in the traditional system of education or the current modern-day education, the Indian system has always been successful in bringing out the best in individuals careerwise and in life in general.

India is growing in all aspects, and the education system will see many more reforms. The brilliant young minds of India will steadily contribute to the world’s advancement in spiritual, humanitarian, intellectual, and technological arenas.