We must end an artificial separation between academic and practical-skill orientation in education
Why do you send your children to school? Why do you want to educate them?" I asked. The answer was the same in villages and small towns, as I travelled through Karnaprayag and Rudraprayag, up in the Garhwal mountains, to Surguja and Jashpur Nagar in eastern Chhattisgarh, to Chamarajanagar in southern Karnataka. And it has been the same answer for years. The answer has three parts. One, without education today there is no respect. Two, education is essential for dealing with the world of today. Three, education is necessary for good employment. These expectations of the average person are directly related to the aims of education and our curricular goals, as committed to in our policies.