Indian K12 Education System: Vision 2030
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K12 Education 2017-04-05

Indian K12 Education System: Vision 2030

K12 education in India has become one of the largest entities in the world, with 260 million student enrolments.

By Feature Writer
Indian K12 Education System: Vision 2030

K12 schooling is the most important phase of student’s life that helps to define goal and purpose that one has to achieve. Education and food are both important to survive in this competitive world. Education is critical to improve our society and for sustainable development of country. Quality schooling system has become a need in Indian education sector. Indian government and private investors has played a key role to be one of the best school education systems in whole world.

Even though India has achieved a certain level in education, students still lags behind when it comes to showcase their skill in real life scenarios. Educationalist must find solutions to provide quality education and prepare students to face any challenges that life throws at them. Schools are there to guide students and provide them a way to participate and work in society.

As per the latest EY-FICCI report on Vision for School Education 3.0 these are the current statistics of Indian School Education.

Current Statistics:

  • Annual Indian Government spending is Rs 323 thousand cr.
  • Annual Government spend per enrolled student is Rs 12.5k.
  • Present no. of schools in India are around 1.5 million.
  • Enrolments raised up to 260 million students.
  • 75% of schools are of government and 25% are of private.
  • 57% students get education through Government schools and rest 43% from Private.
  • Share of private sector continues to increase from 16% in 2005 to 25% in 2016.

Way to reach High Road
Some of the measures that can be taken to achieve the high road for K12 Indian education system as per the EY-FICCI report are:-

  • Ensuring adequate training and development of teachers for quality education.
  • Adoption of outcome focused teaching practices for student’s better future.
  • Increase in supply of education by promoting and attracting investments.
  • Increase access and equity in education to provide equal opportunities to all.
  • Reduction in dropout rate and creating interest can be done by adopting learning based approaches for study.
  • More focus on analytical learning and skill development learning.
  • Change in curriculum of schools is required and focus more on innovative and learner centric approach.

All these factors are necessary to be adopted by the K12 schools to achieve the vision 2030 and for better India.

Expert Speaks
Shobana Mahansaria, Co-founder, Dolphin POD quoted "In the future, academics alone won't determine a child's success. It will be his life skills of motivation and perseverance that will take him where he wants to go. The competitive environment demands more than grades. It demands your strength and ability to see things through. And today that's what companies look at too. Grades are important but creativity and potential are more."

Naman Singhal, Co-founder, 3Dexter quoted "In the past 5 years, every industry has witnessed a digital shift and so has education, schools are no more receptive about adopting to new technology. Infact schools have rapidly started investing in technologies like 3D Printing, artificial intelligence, innovation labs etc. Slowly and steadily our education system has started moving away from the century old traditional practices of teaching through textbooks and memorizing the concepts. Now the emphasis is laid on pragmatic learning and developing spatial intelligence.

Not just schools themselves but now even the government is taking steps to up the ante. With its recent steps such as the launching of SWAYAM or be it the Atal innovation mission, all these steps are towards promoting innovation in the classrooms. If the education sector is able to get such support from the government on regular basis, schools might be completely transformed in the next 10 years." 

Conclusion
There are several challenges plaguing the Indian K12 Education system which limits the development of learners. Transformation is required in quality, equity, governance and provision of relevant knowledge to achieve Vision 2030. More new initiatives, investments and new approaches are required to be adopted by private and government schools. K12 School is a business, which will provide with good returns but after long duration, if the school is providing quality education.

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