Revolutionizing Indian Education System | Ground Report by Dhruv Rathee

We all are aware of how broken the system of education in our country has become It teaches us rote learning (it teaches us to) blindly memorize whatever is being taught There is no need to raise any questions In exams, we’re (expected to) photocopy whatever the teacher says or whatever is written in the books Because these exams are everything You only have to score marks, irrespective of whether you understand anything or not It matters not whether our knowledge is augmented or not, we have to score marks by any means Because these marks define our lives Students slog for as long as 12 hours a day to score these marks All their free time, their hobbies and their playtimes – all are forgotten All they do is study all day Their whole life is spent struggling this way and the pressure created as a result of this pushes kids into depression Some of them even suicide But the ones who endure it and come out of it, walk out and realize that the skills needed by them in real life were never really taught Creativity, Confidence, Critical thinking- All the things that could be useful in real life, weren’t taught by anyone We were only taught rote learning And these are the students that later transform into uncles who blindly forward fake messages on whatsapp It is not really their fault because this is what they were taught since childhood that whatever they see or read should not be critically analyzed Don’t think on your own. (Assume) that whatever is written must be true and that should be forwarded as it is What is the solution to all of this? We need to change this faulty education system that has become a factory of photocopying machines We need to teach the children the skills and qualities needed become a good human being For example, empathy, confidence, creativity, problem solving skills, critical thinking skills There are hopes of implementing such a solution in Delhi An Entrepreneurship mindset curriculum has been implemented from this year in public schools of Delhi which teaches exactly these skills to the students We shall examine the reality of this in the ground report of today How does it work? How effective is it? Can it really transform the system? Come let us see Hello friends Today I have come to SKV Ramesh Nagar, a public school in Delhi The Delhi government has started an EMC – Entrepreneurship mindset curriculum classes for the students of class 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th To teach them the Entrepreneurship mindset The EMC classes do not have books which the students can read Infact, there are no books at all for the students in the entire subject Although, there’s a manual for the teachers to instruct them how to teach Entrepreneurship mindset to students This is conducted everyday for the students of class 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th as a Zero subject That is, it is taught before the first subject early morning Now you can see what exactly is taught in this Key qualities and abilities are focused upon key qualities as in what are the qualities required by a human to harbor an Entrepreneurship mindset Mindfulness, Creativity, Joyfulness, Curiosity, Self awareness, empathy, problem solving, critical thinking, decision making- are Entrepreneurial abilities Dream Big, Recognize opportunities The entire curriculum is designed keeping these qualities and abilities in mind A quality will be chosen everyday in class and then that quality will be taught through real life applications and examples as a fun activity The topic of today’s class is creativity The teacher has divided the students into different groups Each group has been assigned the task of creatively selecting their favorite season and compose a song on it The different groups of students here are composing songs on their favorite seasons “these long spells of rains… This huge amount of rain… These rains are the reason…” “The retreating summers are a relief… the farmers are finally at peace due to the onset of rains the onset of rains has also signaled the arrival of mosquitoes they have brought dengue and malaria along… -How do we teach entrepreneurship to small kids? and what do we teach in that? Do we encourage them to become entrepreneurs today itself? But what happens to their studies then? -That’s true -So… We should either focus on the idea that entrepreneurship is about mindset then making a choice at the right stage about whether you want to become an entrepreneur or intrapreneur You could do very well in your job as well if you have the right kind of mindsets -We are focusing on mindsets in the EMC classes We are not encouraging you to go in a particular field or we are not indulging in career counselling -How are you telling them that carrier wise, they have so many options available? -We are telling them about all the options available because we have designed a few things in it One of them is the micro research project which basically involves interviews In it, the students identify 10 people in and around them and interview them to understand their careers How have they reached where they are? What were they like in school? Actually our purpose behind the entrepreneurship mindset curriculum is that how to dig out the qualities and abilities hidden within the students How will they emerge? Everyone has abilities and qualities within them But… As a child, to realize that I have this (particular) ability within myself at the right age which, I think, might help in my professional journey -There were varied views If there were 40 people sitting here then there were 40 different views that it could be visualized in this way too This, too, could be possible That, also, we enjoyed – So, I’d like to see an example… -Yes, please do -I am saying… There’s a statement that two student should wear their own clothes and there should be no uniform in schools How many of you support this? Only one? Only two of you support this? So the rest of you want to wear this uniform in school? -Yes sir! -The uniforms should stay. What is the reason behind (wearing) uniforms? One by one. You say… -Everybody feels comfortable… so that is why -Everybody feels comfortable -So that nobody has an inferiority complex that somebody is wearing better clothes than them -But don’t you feel the same way when somebody puts on different makeup or sports a different hairstyle? -No, then it doesn’t feel that way. -Now you tell me… the one who had raised their hand (to say) that uniforms should not be in place Why shouldn’t there be uniforms? -I do not like the uniform -So you mean to say that it would be fine if there was another uniform of your choice? -Yes, if there were trousers… something comfortable -You tell me what’s your argument -It’s just that this does not look modern -…this does not look modern? -If we all wear the same uniform, then there would be no difference between us We all look the same and this is better -Going by that logic, we should eliminate all differences Everyone should get the same type of houses, everyone should get the same type of cars Only then, the differences would get eliminated Otherwise, there would be some difference or the other Another thing we could do is to accept the differences what we call “Unity in Diversity” Everyone is different and everyone thinks differently Everyone has different preferences but we should accept things as they are so that if someone wants to wear a different set of clothes, he/she is able to do so This could be another viewpoint here -Ma’am, I’d like to ask you what your opinion on this EMC curriculum is -Sir, I feel like that could be no better programme than this because what we are trying to inculcate in our children, through this, is an attitude of critical thinking and decision making and even if we are able to give these two abilities to our students then I think half our battle is won Sir, I could not have ever imagined this amount of creativity and innovative ideas in the students Our students are thinking beyond our thoughts For example, in one of the classes, the teacher asked the students to make a shoe The teacher then asked the students what could we innovate in the shoe …just not a normal shoe… So one of the students said that they could fit a GPS device into the shoe When children’s shoes are made they could be fitted with GPS device so that if the child gets lost somewhere, it would be easy to locate him -This is very creative! -So I thought this was brilliant I mean these things were (inherent) in them but we have been able to bring out their thought processes through this programme Their creativity, their innovative thinking- all of those are emerging Now, I have arrived at the all-boys school where afternoon classes take place The address is – SBV Janakpuri, Block C, number 2 You can see that the school is under construction and there is renovation work ongoing in a part of it But the EMC classes are about to start here, too Come, let us see “..called us on stage. He too, liked saying a few words He liked answering the questions So, I’d like to invite the next functionary. ..Sir Anil…(inaudible) -My name is Anil and I’d like to tell you a joke One day, Aman’s father asked his son, “Son, how was your result today?” He replied, “Father, the son of Master Sb failed.” The father asked, “How was yours?” The son said, ” The doctor’s son failed too.” The father asked, “Fool, what about yours?” The son replied, “Is your son a Prime Minister that he’d pass?” Anil ji has made us laugh a lot -Consider small thing: When you ask a child whether something is a fact or an opinion One way of running the class would be to ask four students to tell us Another way would be continuing the class until every child spoke up -So that every child feels involved -A class, an activity or a story can continue for days If we talk about how Karsan Bhai Patel created Nirma Now we could talk about what his qualities were and how this was done for about 4 days Let’s talk about the comparison thing. You had to compare yourself with an object What did you learn in that class? Tell us This is an eraser. Some of my friends have bad habits I am like an eraser that can wipe out the bad habits of my friends -Wonderful! -This is a pen and we can fill up pages with it I am like a pen that can run with speed -You can run fast? That’s good. What will you learn from this? How will it be useful if I compare myself to a table? How does it benefit me by doing this? This is called empathy Empathy- that is, how another person feels and what his feelings are we can only begin to understand when we put ourselves in his position -There’s another thing: live entrepreneur interaction under which we invite entrepreneurs to school to share their experiences So they come into the classrooms and interact with the students And students are able to ask a lot of questions like how were they able to start their own businesses? What was their education? What were some of the challenges they faced? What and how did they learn from their failures? -The entrepreneurship mindset curriculum isn’t something that the teacher just has to go and teach They first have to absorb it So the absorption should first take place in the teachers and only then they would be able to teach our students Unless we ourselves agree on something, we would not be able to make the children agree on it -The Delhi government has also sent the teachers abroad for training We went to Singapore where we learnt a lot in NIE We shared those practices here in school – Give us an example of one such practice -One of the strategies was Frayer model to understand how a child is representing what is learning visually There is this Frayer model KW(H)LAQ technique -What is Frayer model? -Sir Frayer model is visual learning technique in which a child demonstrates how he can graphically represent whatever he learnt on a sheet of paper by defining it, giving an example of it -Shilpa ji is a mentor teacher The task of a mentor teacher is to show the other teachers how to teach that is, to impart training to the teachers, in a way -So what we have been able to do in Delhi with EMC that is, the first period everyday for 4 years An intervention of this scale, as far as I know, does not exist in this world both in terms of the number of students(there are 7.5 lakh students) as well as the amount of time that they are spending on this topic -Okay, on self development and entrepreneurship… Going by this rate, in the coming 5 to 6 years, the students that graduate would ensure that Delhi would have the most number of entrepreneurs -I hope so. I think… the entrepreneur mindset is all about doing everything entrepreneurially, no matter what you do -Right -The first story in a book is that of Verghese Kurien -Whose story? – Verghese Kurien -Who was he? -Government employee who started AMUL -Okay -He was a government employee -He was the founder of AMUL? – Yes! He was the founder of Amul without being a businessman or without being an entrepreneur but he was extremely entrepreneurial -Mekin works in the Udhyam Learning Foundation It is one of the many NGOs which has helped in designing the EMC curriculum I’d like to thank Tarak Ji for this entire video He is my Paetreon supporter and he has helped organize all the interviews I’ve conducted in this video He also has had a contribution in designing the EMC curriculum In fact all the people that you see on this table have a contribution in designing and implementing the EMC curriculum You can see that this revolution was made possible only by the collaboration and co-operation of so many people The government, the officers who work in the government, bureaucrats, NGOs. in fact, external volunteers who pitched in in to support this work which made it all possible Today, there is a happiness curriculum classes 1-8 in all of Delhi’s public schools classes 9-12 have entrepreneurship mindset curriculum Think about it how much would it affect the country when these students graduate So many more entrepreneurs would come up, so many more jobs would be created if this thing works successfully I hope that the different states all across the country implement this In fact, it should be implemented on the national level I’d like to tell you that nobody has given me any money to make this video No party has funded me I’ve made this video because you can genuinely see what exemplary work has been done here and my paetreon supporter, Tarak, told me about the idea for this video If you feel like there is a similar exemplary work being done in your state/ locality that I should cover, So you can write to me directly via email at [email protected] telling me to cover revolutions at certain places I hope you would have liked this video. Share this video If you want to support my work then you can support me on where we can have discussions upon such ideas We will meet in the next video Thank you

100 thoughts on “Revolutionizing Indian Education System | Ground Report by Dhruv Rathee”

  1. 2:39 How EMC works?
    3:48 Creativity
    6:01 Debating
    9:42 Confidence
    10:24 Facts vs Opinions
    10:58 Empathy
    12:04 Live Entrepreneurs
    12:40 Teaching the Teachers
    15:20 Conclusion
    16:52 Bloopers

  2. सर, अपने अच्छी जानकारी दी। उसके लिए आपका धन्यवाद करता हूं। लेकिन, आप एक बार जो open university होती है उसपर video जरूर बनाईये। क्योंकि बहुत से students open university में admission लेते है। लेकिन आगे जाके फिर confuse होते है कि open universities में पड़ना अच्छा तो है ना? क्योंकि आसपास के लोग open university के बारे में अच्छा नही बोलते। इस वजहसे student depression में भी आ जाते है। तो सर, आप इस पर एक video बनाकर open university असल मे है क्या, इससे मिलने वाली degree पर कोई private company job देती भी है या नही? ये विस्तार से बताईये।

  3. Why you are working monotously against Modi. Why don't you check your knowledge. You are taught wrong i hope by your parents. I think you need to check yourself. Otherwise you would have been successful… Would have created things better for humanity. But what you are doing now is spreading fake news. So better check yourself instead teaching others.

  4. Sir mujhe apka kaam bahut achha lgta h or ap sahi krte h aise logo ko expose kr ke and aap se inspire bhi hu pr mere sath hi nahi balki hazaro studentes ke sath ek coaching class me dhokha hua h or main use expose krna chahta hu or is main mujhe apki help chahiye or use expose krne ke liye mere pass jitne proof or evidance hone chahiye wo bhi h or dhokhe ke bare me jab coaching ke head se baat ki to humlogo ke sath miss behave bhi hua or ulta bola gaya ki teacher se aise miss behave nahi kiya jata h jab ki hum log thik se hi baat kr rahe the so please help me

  5. Bhai desh me 2 bade murder hue hai or aap education system pe video bana re ho..i know its imp but at this time that is more imp..ya aap bhi ek party ko galat sabit karte karte politician ban chuke ho..

  6. Kya faltu baaten sikha rahe ho deshdrohio desh ke bachcho ko ramayan mahabharat ved satnarayan katha devi durga ke avtaro ki katha padhao jis se desh mahan Or viksit bane… Koi samjhao in deshdrohi kejriwal ko

  7. So now are we going to teach applied mathematic or we will still continue with 100% pure mathematics…..from 8ts std till engineering….?????

  8. First Time I appreciate your work to aware this type of invocation idea.. I'm your hater but today I'm your supporter because I was also a teacher when I'm in Post Graduation..

  9. Mumbai youtubers haven't voted yet. They must spread the voting awareness. #voteforchange #voteindia #votemaharashtra #votemumbaiyoutubers
    Tag those youtubers who haven't voted yet.

  10. Delhi me election hai next year … To kahi na kahi tu es video se AAP Ko promote kar raha hai ..
    But , sorry es baar mushkil AAP ka aanaa

  11. Yes you are rite, but our bihar's students are good and now they are going to be marginalized. Our government have no time to think on the education system of Bihar. If they are not thinking then now we have to think about it, like Rathee sir. I think no any students are better than Bihar's and also UP students, but they are not know about the best way to reach success. If there's students are best without better education system then if they got best system then you can think what they been.

  12. This model should be inculcated by all the states in India. Education sabse important hai and I genuinely feel isme desh ka considerable amount of expenditure hona chahiye.

  13. No offense but can you please use " lakhs and crores " instead of " millions and billions " also " Bharat " instead of " India " ???

  14. The emc should be brought to national level. One thing I didn't like was boys and girls have different schools, in real life the students coworkers in future can be from any gender and can cause lack of confidence.

  15. All UTs and STATE govt. are efforting for better educational environment but the effort need will power to improve quality, but they focus on number of admission and number of pass out.
    May more students pass the exams but how many are qualified to get job?, also how much guys will absorbed in employment?

  16. I am reading all comments below so i want to say people it's not about we need educated people to run our india 🇮🇳! Not chai wala and giving examples of failure people like bil gates thoda shocho ish kai upar unka 5 th class ka education hmare 12 kai bra bar hai! 😂 😂

  17. Sir I'm from Maharashtra… Do let me know if I can do the same for similar school in here…. I really wana to something more then what we are doing for them … This is best approach to attend mass and create a mindset tht will help them.. I request u to reply sir so tht we can co-ordinate

  18. Kejrival deserve at least 10 year as pm not because of this video but kejrival completely developed Delhi n still in progress..

  19. Spectacular work. Apki Dehli govt. jo bhi chala raha hai humain 3 saal ke liyey wo banda udhar de do. Karachi, Pakistan.

  20. Kaash up mein bhi aisa hota up students too wants to develop thereselves no only by reading books but by creating ,surviving, explaning ,debating, innovative ideas ☹️😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢and many more to do

  21. I think every political party should set agenda that, we will give tickets of MP n MLA only to students who has passed IAS or didnt crack IAS with just few marks. So that we will get only scholar politicians.

  22. Government college me aisa ho skta h mene to kya kisi or ne v kabhi nhi socha hoga …😊😊 Kejriwal ji me dum to h ……Struggle k sath sath itna kuch face krna mushkil h …

  23. Respect form an IITian to an IITian I think Arvind Kejriwal sir would give a tough competition in 2024 to our respected PM Modi gi….

    Turn it blue⬇️if you agree

  24. Really a good education system, it should be implemented on national level… And Thanks for this video Brother Dhruv Rathee..

  25. Wonderful…all other states should also follow EM Curriculum…
    The mindset of the people who have disliked the video ..should either be jealous of u Dhruv,..else it's so poisonous that they cant see the good in anything.. and doesn't care about the welfare of children..our new generation…

  26. Kejriwal sarkar ne delhi ko bahut hightec bana diya..! Jo jo wade kiye o o pure kiye..! Agla PM kejriwal ko hona chahiye

  27. I wish this type of education and activities need everywhere in my country.. It's better than arguing about caste, religion, politics etc
    When a student able to make decisions, give opinion, own creativity then it is his/her proper education

  28. Critical Analysis/creating ideas/Creating Different views/Entrepreneurship mindset,these things should be taught in our schools,it will also contribute to our economy in future.

  29. when I was studying in Kendriya Vidyalaya, there was a class known as Work Experience/SUPW. Our teacher Gehlot sir, taught us amazing experiences of life we couldn't find anywhere else. It's true school life is not just about books but overall development.
    There should not be jealousy among students related to competition. My whole class used to play Football together or play specific games in group of 15 to 20, NOT under supervision. People enjoy when there is cohesive environment and less burden.
    Games, activities, NCC, Scout & Guides, Music classes, drawing classes have taught us more than books. Creativity, Confidence and Initiation, these are not imbibed through books but through extra curricular activities.

  30. Central govt.should learn from delhi govt.& implement it in all states.
    Modi has good leadership skills,but he perform bad in economy & education.I support his some decision but not on this.
    Kejriwal best choice of Delhi C.M.

  31. Its not true i am also a class 10 th student and i score 80pec and i also enjoy my life and only study only 2 hours a day

  32. I appreciate ur work brother……
    I am a student and i believe that education system is worse in India…..

    But such type of innovation is also started in other states also….nit only in delhi…..
    I think u r trying to gave some gain to Delhi government by unnecessarily mention the name of delhi government……..

    I saw so many vedios of urs…everytime all the good is done by Delhi government….
    U haven't made a single vedio about anything good work done by any other government…..

    Commom buddy be a man ,,,try to be honest….
    U always show good part of delhi govt(i.e AAP ) and worst part of other Govt.( I.e. BJP ).

  33. Wonderful concept and informative video which can help teachers to develop the critical thinking among their students !

  34. Ek. Baat toh h kher sarkari school ke bacche zehar bhot hote hai..joke apart ..mein khud sarkari school se padha huun ..

  35. Wow just wow… I'll try to recommend and raise my voice to the collector of REWA district m.p .. bcz i want this in every school.. but you know what these things required skilled teachers.. 😔

  36. One question: Why aren't these schools Co-ed? Isn't that the first thing they should have changed in the govt. school system?

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