Buckle up Indians and Chinese are coming

June 12, 2009 at 9:05 pm 21 comments

US President Barack Obama exhorted to Americans that to buckle up as the Indians and Chinese are catching them fast. He commented like students of India and china are performing better in Science –Technology compared to American students and he also added ,compared to American students Indian, Chinese students spend much time in classrooms instead of playing video games and watching TV.

Yeahh Obama is right; we have got the smartest students, world famous institutions and smartest faculties and facilities. Indians are spread all over the world and excelling in all fields like healthcare, technology, teaching etc. Still do you think our education is best? What I feel is when it comes quality education; we have a long way to go. Our students are not getting opportunity to learn anything fully, to be clear we are giving more importance to theory (can I say useless?) rather than practical .So they don’t bother about important portions and just the day before exam they will just rush through the syllabus with the aim of securing a pass. The outcome is we have a lot of qualified (but unskilled) professionals.

What I feel is instead of focusing on 50 percent reservation , the government should work on improving our syllabus(from schools to colleges), give more importance to practical oriented syllabus in colleges and all the universities should make sure they appointed qualified faculties. And for professional courses, the universities should make sure, there faculties posses minimum 5 year of relevant industry experience (This is the saddest part with most of our colleges. Inefficient staffs, and there only aim is to somehow finish of the syllabus but not train the students properly).

Our students are the best and smartest in the world. We have got better infrastructure also. The problem lies in molding .If they get proper exposure and molding,then they will shine in any fields and any where in the world


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  • 1. Smitha  |  June 12, 2009 at 9:19 pm

    So agree with everything you’ve said here..

    ‘What I feel is instead of focusing on 50 percent reservation , the government should work on improving our syllabus(from schools to colleges), give more importance to practical oriented syllabus in colleges and all the universities should make sure they appointed qualified faculties’ – Very very relevant.. Wish our leaders worried about the country more than politics..

    Very relevant post!

    • 2. anishthomas  |  June 13, 2009 at 9:12 pm

      about the politics,i don’t know, this happen only in India or in the other countries also itz the same?

  • 3. Winnie the Poohi  |  June 14, 2009 at 9:42 am

    We have the smartest brains that happen to hop on to usa/england/germany/australia.. which is really sad..

    We should work on to make sure that students from world over come to india.. like nalanda university of yore!

    • 4. anishthomas  |  June 15, 2009 at 10:22 am

      True…..education is the base and back born of a country.We need a revolutionary change in educational field

  • 5. Ordinary Guy  |  June 14, 2009 at 1:39 pm

    aliya oru sathyam parayattae…………..

    the educatiom system for higher education in america is much much better than in india……………………………

    that is why most of the innovations come from ameirica…..

    our education system is strong but we dont inculcate the habit of thiinking…. unlike america………….
    I have seen so many examples here

    • 6. anishthomas  |  June 15, 2009 at 10:25 am

      I know aliya..they r taught to be innovative and we r motivated to mug up theories …..what to do…things has to change

    • 7. shoobhayan  |  June 16, 2009 at 2:29 pm

      exactly, thats very nicely summarised… indians lack he ability of clear thinking, and are more text book oriented

    • 8. Solilo  |  June 19, 2009 at 3:35 am

      @ OG — Aliya, nee shariyaan parayunnathu. Ha..ha..ha..

      I just wanted to say ‘Aliya’.

      • 9. anishthomas  |  June 19, 2009 at 9:29 am

        excuuuuuse me aliyaaaaaaaano 😮 …… ajith r u listening this 🙂

      • 10. Ordinary Guy  |  June 20, 2009 at 2:27 am


        anish heheh 🙂

  • 11. Ashwathy  |  June 14, 2009 at 11:59 pm

    completely agree with u…

    in the fact the education system in india is like one-size-fits-all. thats the problem. kids have different levels of thinking, perception and brain power. if they cud develop a system that was more flexible and wud help a child grow according to his capabilities rather than stretching/limiting him according to his syllabus, then things would work wonders…

    • 12. anishthomas  |  June 15, 2009 at 10:27 am

      ashwathy first of all welcome to my blog 🙂 ……now what is happening is spoon feeding.They are asked mug up a lot of theories and just score 85-90% in exams..no innovation…….yeahh as u said we should develop a better system which suits better for kids………

  • 13. shoobhayan  |  June 16, 2009 at 2:28 pm

    very true indeed … but on small thing i thought of adding: Chinese are the biggest video gamers in the world … more than Americans

    • 14. anishthomas  |  June 16, 2009 at 4:30 pm

      @ Chinese..lol…abt text book oriented,it is high time to move to a more practical oriented curriculum 🙂

  • 15. Indyeah  |  June 17, 2009 at 12:37 am

    you know Anish you are absolutely right..useless theoretical learning is all we have..
    Rote learning which is of absolutely no use at all..
    we simply mug up facts and then go and write the answers in our exams ans then forget everything in the next moment..
    of what use is such learning? 😦

    Ashwathy has said it rightly
    one size fits all kind of an approach is what we have right now which is wrong 😦

    • 16. anishthomas  |  June 17, 2009 at 10:50 am

      I don’t know when our grandfathers(ministers) gonna understand all these 😦 .Lets hope things will be alright in near future

  • 17. Solilo  |  June 19, 2009 at 3:33 am

    Obama copied Bush’s lines. 😀 He too warned Americans against Indian and Chinese kids.

    You will always see Indian and Chinese kids in top list of Spelling Bee. They are considered geeks because even here parents make is their aim to spoon feed. But things are changing and Indians have more or less got the right hang of it. I have friends whose children have been selected as Valedictorians and whole school being proud of them.

    Recently an American friend told us that (his wife is Principal of one of the top rated schools in US), on a school talent show, most Indian and Chinese kids displayed their talent in Piano or Ballet or some real art form whereas most American kids chose Britney Spears and the likes. They too feel that it is time for many American parents to be more concerned about their children. Same way it is for us to stop spoon feeding. A right balance is a must.

    • 18. anishthomas  |  June 19, 2009 at 9:40 am

      Indian parents are the smartest.I used get surprised, how the young parents in my apartment plan there kids higher education(most of them are studying in nursery and 2- 4 th standard and they r talking about the matter after all most 7-10 years).We value and give more importance to education a lot unlike other countries 🙂
      @ U’r friends view..so good 2 hear that 😀

  • 19. Mumma, my back is hurting!!! « My Views and Wishes  |  June 19, 2009 at 9:20 pm

    […] them through the best way. Is that means giving 20-25 books and force himher to mug up everything? As I said in my previous post, we have to implement a lot of innovations in or education field. I feel that it is high time to […]

  • 20. Mitali Singh  |  August 7, 2012 at 3:40 pm

    The Indians are definitely stepping it up and with international standard school such as http://www.facebook.com/ReqelfordInternationalSchool , it wont be long before we are the main powerhouse for education!

  • 21. sashaktaseo  |  June 4, 2013 at 3:29 pm

    It’s old and boring.
    Indian all time rock…I love India


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