Revival and Resurgence of Our Lost GEM - The Ancient Indian Education System

  • Sonali Bhandari Jain Assistant professor, Department of Commerce St. Aloysius College, Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh, India
  • Surabhi Choudhary Post Graduate student (M. Com) St. Aloysius College, Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh, India
  • Joanna Philip St. Aloysius College, Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh, India
Keywords: Education, student, Reinvention, Value System, Ancient India, Skill development

Abstract

After witnessing the unruly and disruptive behaviour amongst college students on trivial topics, a study was conducted to find the reason behind it. The study consisted of students discussing topics like politics, situational problems etc. and it was observed that students lacked the concept of perception.

Studying this even further, it was found that the cause for this was because our modern-day education focused more on literally manufacturing people for jobs and less on value systems and critical thinking. The present education system is finding it very difficult in ensuring the required quality that every student must possess. This also gives rise to students being confused about their career paths and life in general. They don’t realise their true potential and abilities and thus start developing a “follow the crowd” mentality.

To improve this situation, a radical change has to be brought into the education system and this change can only be supported by retrospection of India’s ancient education system. The focus must now divert towards developing skills rather than just concentrating on academics. These ancient practices cannot be applied as it is in this modern era. Hence, their application calls for reinvention and resurgence to benefit today’s students.

Published
2021-09-01
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Jain, S. B., Choudhary, S., & Philip, J. (2021). Revival and Resurgence of Our Lost GEM - The Ancient Indian Education System. Shanlax International Journal of Education, 9(4), 382-388. https://doi.org/10.34293/education.v9i4.4211
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