In conversation with Siddhant Rishi Prabhakar, Founder – Digital RCRT.
What is your opinion about the upcoming Union budget?
Indian Education system is outdated and needs an upgrade immediately. With the focus on rote learning, we are building workers with limited practical and professional knowledge. The system needs to adapt self and experiential learning methodologies to enable a stronger economy. Government has to focus on investing in new teaching and learning methodologies which can help learners adapt skills required in real-life problem solving.
Currently, Indian government is investing about INR 94,000 cr on education, but this is not enough considering the population we have. With a higher budget and spending capacity, we can enable better access towards education and nurture intellectual humans, thereby enabling a holistic national development.
The government also needs to focus on enabling public funding for private entities and non-academic education start-ups by having a special quota in place. It should benefit leading educational start-ups so that everyone has an access to quality learning. We are also expecting that government adds some special funds for provisioning technology for distance and home learning.