IIT victims of rote learning! Infosys founder Narayana Murthy speaks out against the tyranny of coaching centers. (Infosys website)
“The first prong is to reorient our teaching in schools and colleges towards Socratic questioning and connecting what they learn in the classroom to the real world around them rather than taking rote exams. Even our IIT have become victims of this syndrome, thanks to the tyranny of coaching classes,” said Narayana Murthy.
The Infosys founder blamed the tyranny of coaching classes for the introduction of rote learning in IITs. He said India should focus on scientific knowledge. The education system should be both model driven and money driven.
The Infosys founder said, “Research thrives in an environment of honor and respect for scholars, meritocracy, and the support and approval they receive from society. Therefore, there is a need to recognize and reward the outstanding research efforts of Indian scholars…Scientific research is about curiosity, daring, healthy skepticism and challenging the status quo.
Narayana Murthy appreciated the launch of the new national education policy and its implementation.