Akhil Katkar Posted over 3 years ago Has the Indian education system focused more on content and curriculum or completely relied on the existing competition scenario? I like the phrase "education to be more of a boat stranded in the middle of the sea than the Mumbai local train where you have to push the other person to get yourself a place, even to stand." What you say here is exactly what is happening. Right now, as I type this reply, I am in the middle of studying for one of my university exams, which is tomorrow. I am currently doing Engineering, SY. What I see around me actually paints a very sad face of the educational system. I don't know about other fields but in engineering, yes, this is the case. As my uncle puts it, "Any donkey can become an engineer once he gets admission in an engineering college." The examinations are just there for the sake of it. I can guarantee that out of the 60 students who are giving the exam with me not more than 5 will be able to answer simple questions like, "how a capacitor works?" or "how a transistor works?" ten minutes after the exam is over. Yes, they will score good marks in the exams, and will get a good job from a campus interview. But once they start working, they will be stuck there without any kind of progress. None of them will be able to take part in new research. But the thing is that the common man is happy with this. A permanent job, which pays you the monthly income. Work till the age of 60, retire and watch your kids do the same thing. Their aim in life is only this much. And as the majority of the population is happy with this, the educational system wont be changing soon.