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Indian Education system has witnessed multiple changes over the years. As blended and experiential learning emerged, students can access the study material quite easily. Moreover, online classes have become a norm these days at every level of education. Since its independence, India’s literacy rate has increased to 75% approximately. In this rapidly changing time, the Indian education system also encourages students to study technology. This allows the children as well as their parents to stay up to date with their progress.
Let’s find out how the system changed in the past few years.
Availability of content
Earlier, many students couldn’t afford books and other study material. However, since the last decade, this is not seen as a problem anymore. Anyone can watch videos on Youtube on any topic free of cost. NCERT, CBSE, and various other government bodies made the study material for all courses available free on their websites. Online books have played a significant role in the betterment of the system.
Chalkboards have become history since smart classrooms took over. A smartboard is not only a great way to learn but also to teach. Teachers don’t have to write everything on the board, and students find it easy to make notes without missing anything. One can download lectures, formulas, and concepts anytime they want, giving them lifetime access to the content. Since 2013, almost every primary school in the country uses smart boards to teach their students.
The era of online classes witnessed a boost during the Covid-19 pandemic. However, before the virus, there were multiple platforms already providing educational content to students online. Byjus is one of the biggest examples of such platforms. They not only provide notes and lectures but also solve the doubts of each individual.
The worldwide web can show you a plethora of websites that offer online short-term courses. Most of these courses are skill-based and take about 3 to 6 months to complete. With this, students can enhance or add a new forte to their skillset. Children may have to pay for some courses while others are available free. Once they have access to the course, they can download the video lectures and readings to save for later.
Experiential and Project-based learning
Companies prefer to hire experienced individuals over freshers. For students to gain experience, experiential learning became mandatory in India. Internships have become mandatory in almost every course, whether vocational or professional. Project-based learning gives students an idea of what they will be facing in the corporate world.
New Education Policy 2020
The Indian government introduced the New Education Policy in 2020 that altered the whole education system. One of the main aspects of this policy is that a student must not be forced to learn a language. The ‘10+2’ structure that India followed has been replaced with a ‘5+3+3+4’ structure. Here are a few other things that the NEP 2020 focuses on:
Internships and vocational education will start from the 6th grade
Making learning flexible
Allowing students to change degree courses
Online classes will be given more importance to make education easily accessible to students
With the New Education Policy, India will surely see a major in its education market. NEP 2020 also states that the process of recruiting teachers will become transparent.
All these changes are made to fulfill the long-term goal of achieving a 100% literacy rate in India and also make quality education available to every individual.