Parallel Education System in India
In a last two decades, private coaching is growing by estimation of 15% every year (ADB Report). This started with home classes or tuition to coaching centres and now to education start – ups like Qriyo etc. There are coaching institute or centres in all cities of India.
In today’s scenario, parents are keener to send their wards to coaching centres in all ages started from 3 years to gain something new and innovative. It is covering all phases and class of society like homemaker, working, businessman, educated, uneducated, rich, poor, villagers etc.
Prior, parents go to these private coaching due to give special concentration to kids in their studies which is lacking in school. But in today’s scenario, as above rise in percentage of sending kids to private coaching means there is some inefficiency in our education system in all areas as teacher availability, teaching, infrastructure, education materials, activities, orientation etc.
15% per year rise in Private Coaching?
In India, people are mostly employed for salary especially in physical labor as organized/unorganized, skilled/unskilled etc. This is the reason parents only thought of streamlined job options and creating thin line of thought for growth and success. Pressure from society, guilt, prestige etc makes parents send their kids to the parallel education with thought that at home they’ll waste time in unnecesaary activities like watching TV, video games etc. And also, with changing scenario to more nuclear families and better income has provided scope of expending on private coaching.
This makes child from very young age only thought of competition in studies and this continues till entry to higher level of education. Success in studies becomes the only goal to achieve. This creates space for parallel coaching in India. According to Crisil, parallel education business is expected to grow by Rs100000 crores soon. Parents only thought of either entrance of new schools or best colleges. Sometimes children may complete their school education with 3-4 schools.
Ramification of competition
Everyday going to school, after that coaching classes, then home classes, then completed their homework made sacrificing their activity time, playtime.
Competition creates habits of cramming which provides transfer of information and knowledge. Competition makes education system business oriented and only money can provide you best education. Poor only limit themselves to government aids and policies.
Parallel education system: A necessary?
In India, parallel education system provides support in academics and also solution for school inadequacies. In last decade, private coaching becomes backbone of society for business and employment opportunity. Though private coaching is prevailing in India in all era but it reached to different platform with new inventions and technology.
Private coaching can be helpful at all platforms of education and development. It becomes important aspect for performance in mass examination like Board, entrance, recruitment etc. by technical and professional guidance.
According to The Annual Survey of Education Report that 25% of students in elementary school education go to private coaching to payoff school inadequacies but this may vary between 25% – 80% depends on local education scenario. According to ASSOCHAM, middle class spends 33% of its income on private coaching.
Here are some school inadequacies which create necessity for parallel education:
- Quality of education
Quality of education in India depends on the laws of different states and union territories and their budget on education. The main reason for low quality is poor infrastructure for government schools and poor functional administration in Private schools.
Schools not establishing a holistic development approach for all areas of arts, sports and culture. Instead schools only focus on learning by rote not understanding. This is the biggest problems with the education system in India is that it focuses on cramming the textbook information and the best crammers are rewarded by the system.
- Quality of teachers
Lack of quality of teachers posing a grave challenge in nation development. Untrained or poorly trained, demotivated, teachers not bring enjoyment and creativity in their teaching are making situation worsened. Shortage of teacher and inadequate training are the real problem. Teaching is not considered as top priority job such as engineering/Management/Medical/Media etc. Salaries for government school teachers are good but they lack in enthusiasm, creativity, motivation to think out of the box. In Private schools, salaries are inappropriate and teachers are engaged for multitask which create disinterests, absenteeism and makes low status of teaching as profession.
- Inappropriate design of teaching
The teaching pattern designed was as old as colonial era to make low job prospects. It is not according to promote research, thought, skills and curiosity. Thus, in schools kids only passed in examination but do not really attain knowledge and skills. The pedagogy is uninteresting and only depends on cramming. The evaluation of child only focused on what he/she has learnt by cramming. In fact, parents are also not able to evaluate their child learning. The curriculum designed to leave the child with no skills or perspective for job oriented or market oriented career.
- Lack of mentorship education
Our education system is built on the assumption that if anything good for one then it is good for everyone. Some children are quick learner but some are slow. Some are practical learner and some are theoretical learner. There is nothing that applies equally to all. With consideration that centralized council of education did not solves this problem by common national syllabus. Different schools with different teachers having different ways of pedagogy which centralized council curriculum not able to establish. Infact centralized council curriculum exter minate choice of curriculum, strict enforcement suppress research and innovation. Thus, as far as education is concerned deregulation, availability of choices, scope of research and development, niche courses with profitability are all part of common career aim. Only mentorship can provide way to reach these goals.
- High teacher student ratio
Higher sides of student teacher ratio are often unruly to education. Classes with many students result in diverse field of students with different learning ability. As the matter of this fact, teacher spend time for less academic students to absorb study, when that time could be better spent progressing through the curriculum.
As many studies found that school with low student-teacher ration are having more resources with best infrastructure and vice-versa. As per the information available, the students with school of low student-teacher ratio are enjoying better job market success that children with schools having limited resources.
- Old designed structure of curriculum
Indian school education system is still a colonial education system which is best suited for generating clerks and service class society. Education curriculum should be designed according to different field of society with consideration of all aged people and children that create entrepreneurs, innovators, artists, scientists, thinkers, and writers who can establish knowledge based economy rather than low quality service class provider.
- No designed for aged learner
Indian education system does not support to encourage aged learner to enroll for studies and society’s prejudices against aged learner also need to be considered. Curriculum structure should be different considering the requirement and choice of these learners. For example, technology courses for these learners are completely different. There thinking and choice must be dealt with while designing courses, which is not available in current system.
- Improper professional education
Professional education is really worse in Indian education system as it is not market oriented. Our education system generates most number of engineering graduates in the world but that are certainly not transform into much innovation. Rather, they are engaged themselves in call centers or giving services in MNC’s of the world. Also, we can apply the same situation with management graduates and medical graduates.
- No structure for part-time courses
Part-time learners are non traditional learner who wants to upgrade their education living off- campus. There may be many responsibilities related with family and/or job. And infact sometimes, many students also wants different part time courses for parallel opportunities. Our education system does not provide the structure for these learners who may be students, housewives, parents, vendors, labourers, etc. If there are not good part time courses, how can we expect any job prospects for these courses?
These above inadequacies generate parallel education system like Qriyo to provide solution to this scantiness. A system which creates different structure of learning by providing quality education with personal attention by choice of teachers and courses available for all age’s people starting childhood to old.
Qriyo provide parallel tuitions at home with courses covering academics, hobbies, lifeskillls etc. Qriyo form associations with all educators who can provide learning and information to all section of society in all fields of learning’s at their place with customized curriculum structure to their constraints related with timings, price, distance, quality that matches all dimensions and perspective of learner. Fields like academics, sports, music, yoga, cooking, dancing, mobile technology, personality development, fitness and exercises etc are covered with best possible trainers.
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