A few days back during my Physics class at school I realized the biggest flaw in the Indian Education System, I’ve already previous criticised.
My teacher is so egoistic about the fact that what he’s teaching is sure to pop up as a question in the final board examination. This is what I couldn’t understand and it’s not just this very subject. The Physics, Chemistry or Mathematics classes are not about how awesome Science is rather about how much marks we can grab with that particular teacher’s notes.
I’ve never been to the US but as far as their shows are concerned e.g. classes on Breaking Bad or 90210, they show or rather portray education as something interesting and fun, something which is beautiful in its own way. They don’t teach how to get marks, they teach what the subject is about and this is where India lags far behind. This forsaken thinking of Science being an object to make Percentages, Aggregates and Percentile is let’s put it mildly, wretched.
Yes, my classroom is filled with people who can get a 100% on the Physics final examination and yes, they should be proud but it saddens me to death that at least 2 of the 5 I asked to define Physics couldn’t answer. They couldn’t define Physics. When given the liberty to define in Hindi, they failed still and defined Physics as “Physics”. So this person got a 100 on Physics and is a perfect student but cannot define the subject as a term. So much for education.
Even though I despise these ways of thinking, I still have to touch base with them at some point because I am a victim of being stuck into the system. A system where nobody shares knowledge, all everyone ever gives is ‘100% sure shot ways to get full marks’. I don’t know if I’m wrong or right in my motion. All I know is that Physics is for sure not what was taught in today’s and perhaps everyday’s Physics class…