According to Ben Stein, a commentator of political and economic issues, “I don’t believe the most successful people are the ones who got the best grades, who got into the best schools, or made the most money.” In this horde of educational institutions, where every minute a school springs up at some part of the world, it is very important to create individuality for oneself and to sustain that individuality by bringing smooth innovations to those ideas. It definitely helps in climbing up the ladder of being the best. Earlier, the best schools in India, were those that were run by missionaries, be it the “Jesuits” or the “Nuns of the Convent”.
India is a country, which ranks second largest in terms of its population. In such a densely populated country, where people lack basic necessities of life, the government is taking steps to ensure that primary education is rendered to ones on the lowest rungs of the financial ladder.
In ancient times, India had the Gurukula system of education in which anyone who wished to study went to a teacher’s (Guru) house and requested to be taught. This not only created a strong tie between the teacher and the student, but also taught the student everything about running a house. The guru taught everything the child wanted to learn, from Sanskrit to the Holy Scriptures and from Mathematics to Metaphysics. All learning was closely linked to nature and to life, and not confined to memorizing some information.
The modern school system was brought to India, including the English language, originally by Lord Thomas Babington Macaulay in the 1830s. The curriculum was confined to “modern” subjects such as science and mathematics, and subjects like metaphysics and philosophy were considered unnecessary. Teaching was confined to classrooms and the link with nature was broken, as also the close relationship between the teacher and the student.
These days every parent tries to ensure the best form of education to be given to their children. So how do we know, which is the best for the kids, because every institution claims to be the best and the world’s top most educational institution. The recent trends reveal that the costlier the place, the best it is, which displays the “Veblen-Effect” of economic theory prevalent amongst individuals.
India is home to some of the best schools of top-ranking in the world, which caters to excellent and highly proficient students, who perform stupendously on International platforms. International schools, which have recently emerged in the past decade is making constant attempts at delivering the best to society. Schools are striving hard to empower there students with an approach to enable them to compete with other students at an international level. Special emphasis is laid on the one’s who appear to brighter and more receptive to learning new things faster. To become the best, implies to deliver the best, which every school in India is striving hard to accomplish.