education opens doors

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.

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3 thoughts

  1. I am not getting the meaning of the sentence “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”.
    prejudice about what?

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  2. well, sorry i took so long to reply.
    but thing is even i was not ready to reply. i had posted this article on my blog because i liked it. it is from times of India(as i remember, you can search TOI site with same name to get original article!)
    anyways, now i am in a position to answer ur question as i know what is meant in this article.
    let me explain this with a simple riddle,
    solve this-
    judge’s son is lawyer,
    lawyer’s father is cop
    who is judge?

    this is really simple question. but if one is biased for male dominated thinking, s/he will not get answer. however if one opens up possibilities, and see this question holistically, then it is easy to notice that a child is product of both male n female, usually people think about father, n ignore the integral element mother! that’s where prejudices/ assumptions comes into picture.
    such assumptions reduces scope of possibilities n innovation.
    let me give u one latest discussion on this issue, it was on facebook.

    “The eye of a human being is a microscope, which makes the world seem bigger than it really is”
    it takes efforts n training to wipe the limitations…
    hope this will answer your question.

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