Education of Convenience

JU News Desk
Published: August 2019
Dr. Roychand Chenraj

The responsibility of today’s education is not only to create great scholars but to generate a talent pool of liberated intellectuals and those equipped to contribute to the world from their experience.

Moral Education today is commonly coming to be seen as an oxymoron. The new ideals and prospects the world has for juveniles today has made modern education emphasise on preparing young graduates for an era of brutal competition, preparing them for their careers. The opportunities for holistic development of learners is currently way ahead of what it used to be decades ago and no more curtailed to only studies.

The responsibility of today’s education is not only to create great scholars but to generate a talent pool of liberated intellectuals and those equipped to contribute to the world from their experience.

Being fanatical over getting high grades that are expected of them, students are giving up on other equally significant aspects of life, ensuing in the creation of an overly stressed and materialistic generation. The pressure of securing high grades built by parents, teachers and career guidance counselors mentally strain students to an extent that they formulate their life around the purpose of building a good academic resume.

The educator’s emphasis should be on the comprehensive development of the student for a steadfast life ahead for them, by being their pillar of strength, inculcating trust and above all, to let children be who they are. By continuing to be committed to an integrated evaluation, as mentors, we need to reinstate impartiality and a respect for quality for its own sake.

An education system which can rescue the students from becoming overwrought and letting them recognise that there is more to life than a score card is the need of the hour.

Jain (Deemed-to-be University) strives to understand the interests, abilities and aspirations of students and works towards nurturing them. If we are creating a generation of analysers, lifelong learners and healthy young liberals with a positive attitude, personality and healthy frame of mind – we are on the right path of disseminating education.

Dr. Chenraj Roychand
President