Education is a process of liberation, but it has not been actualised anywhere in the world. Liberation means liberating the mind from the past, from theologies and political ideologies, liberating the mind in such a way that when a student comes out of education he is just a clean pure seeker with no prejudice.
That beautiful sentence at the gates of the universities in India, ‘ya vidya sa vimuktaye’ – ‘education is that which liberates’ –, shows how man can be unaware. Liberation becomes impossible when the university itself has a certain prejudice, a certain programme to put into the minds of the students. So first dissolve Hindu, Muslim, Jaina, Catholic – these names, from the universities. Secondly: India… has more than one hundred universities, which is meaningless… The result is that the standard of education goes on falling. When you have so many universities you cannot get the best as professors…
Just because somebody has a university degree does not mean that he becomes automatically capable of teaching. Teaching is a totally different art. Passing an examination is one thing; to teach, you need to be articulate, you need to have a vast range of knowledge. I mean not only the textbooks that you have read in the university, you have to be constantly in touch with the growing knowledge.
Thirty years ago somebody passed his master’s degree or became a PhD and for 30 years he has not bothered about what has happened in his subject. In 30 years human knowledge has increased more than has been possible in the past even 3,000 years. Now a professor who is unaware of these 30 years of development is absolutely incapable.
Universities should also be teaching the latest discoveries, the latest literature, the latest poetry, and the latest in everything. Universities should be sensitive enough: each year there are new novels, new music, new dances that should become part of the curriculum. Universities have to remain always up to date.
again i am talking about Utopian world n just like obama gets nobel after doing some anti bush things Indian education system will also get reward for doing anti-current education system described above.