Hi all, my name is Grady A. Lowry, I am 42 years old and I am happy to welcome you to my page!
As I wrote earlier, I went to Oxford, but before I got there I had come a long and hard way.
In England, education is very expensive and it is very difficult to get a grant to study. But I really wanted to get out of the poverty that surrounded me all my childhood and made every possible effort to do so!
My parents only had a high school education, and never had any interest in learning. They worked wherever they had to for my entire childhood. I had to start working early to help them, too. But that’s when I realized I didn’t want to live the same life!
So I spent all my free time studying and eventually I was able to go to Oxford and achieve the life I dreamed of.
But why did I go to India, you may ask, instead of building a career in England? Because I know how important it is to get a good education no matter what, I came here! I want to help people achieve great things in life no matter what their situation. I want to teach them, motivate them, help them believe in themselves!
And this site is one opportunity. So I hope that each of you can find here something important and necessary for yourself. Below you can read one of my articles, which tells about the general concept of education in India.
India’s educational system: phases and characteristics
After independence, a number of programs and regulations were put into place, and efforts were made to streamline the educational system. Hence, the Indian educational system is divided essentially into four types:
1. Pre-primary level: Children who are typically between the ages of 4-6 can master fundamental skills at this level.
2. Primary level: This level covers kids between the ages of 6 and 14. This is also covered under the Indian Constitution’s Article 21A, which guarantees children under the age of 18 the right to an education.
3. The secondary level is typically for pupils between the ages of 14 and 18. With the Rashtriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyan, the government had expanded the RTE program to secondary education.
4. Higher Education: There are typically three stages in India: Undergraduate, Graduate, and Doctoral. To ensure high-quality education, the Rashtriya Uchhattar Shiksha Abhiyan Central Scheme funds institutions of higher learning across the nation.
Types of schools in India
- Public/Public Schools: In India, the number of publicly funded schools is the highest compared to other types of schools. But the main disadvantages of public schools relate to their infrastructure, discipline, effective teaching staff, and many other amenities. For these reasons, the reputation of public schools is not very high.
- Private schools: Parents who can afford high tuition for their children always prefer private schools to public schools. Throughout India, many well-known private schools provide excellent facilities.
- Public/Public Schools: In India, the number of publicly funded schools is greater Boarding Schools: Schools where children can stay and study together are called boarding schools. In a boarding school, a child learns from childhood to be independent and able to develop his or her personality; for this reason, many parents choose boarding schools for their children.
- International Schools: These schools are now gaining popularity because they emphasize the overall development of the child; not strictly to teaching only. These schools follow the curriculum of a foreign country and teach children a foreign language.
- National Open School: Students who cannot complete their formal education can receive a high school education at a National Open School.
- Coeducational Schools: Schools in which girls and boys can be educated in the same environment are coeducational schools. Private schools, public schools, international schools, and boarding schools are all types of schools that can be co-educational schools.
- Either a school for boys or a school for girls: there are many private schools, public schools, international schools and boarding schools that prefer to offer a course for one sex only, boys or girls. These schools are the opposite of co-educational schools.
- Schools for children with special abilities: India has separate schools for children with special abilities. These children need special attention and care, so they cannot be placed with other children in a regular school.
Features of higher education in India
Higher education in India has its own unique set of characteristics, some of which include:
- Diversified system: India has a diversified higher education system that includes universities, colleges, and institutions offering technical, vocational, and professional education.
- Traditional focus on academic excellence: There is a strong emphasis on academic excellence and theoretical knowledge in higher education in India, with a focus on research and innovation.
- Competitive entrance exams: Entrance exams are an integral part of higher education in India, with students competing for limited seats in top institutions.
- Government control: The higher education system in India is heavily regulated and controlled by the government, with most universities and colleges being funded by the state.
- Language of instruction: English is the predominant language of instruction in higher education in India, although some institutions offer courses in regional languages.
- Role of private sector: The private sector has played an increasingly important role in higher education in India, with the growth of private universities and colleges.
- Limited focus on skill development: While there is a strong focus on academic excellence in higher education in India, there is a limited focus on skill development and vocational training, which is becoming increasingly important in today’s job market.
In conclusion, I would like to say that the educational system in India has a long history and has undergone many changes. And now there are many shortcomings in education in India, but education does not stand still. They introduce new laws, the government tries to support more and more those who want to study, because it is the future of the country. But personally I would like to add that the most important thing is not to look for advantages or disadvantages. The main thing is to set goals and go to them. Only your future depends on you! So I wish you good luck in this difficult, but very interesting way!