Learners’ park; Rise and shine, Mayurakshi Das from Elixir AI to students
Mayurakshi Das, Founder and CEO of Elixir AI, shares his perspective on the opportunities and challenges in India’s education system with FE Education Online.
What’s the best thing about today’s education system?
What I really appreciate about our Indian education system is the depth of knowledge it imparts. India, from the beginning, has succeeded in infusing or retaining aspects of tradition in many integral parts of our daily life; traditional teaching methods in our education system are no different. With such a focus on learning our theory, working on our writing, and careful attention to spelling and grammar, such traditional teachings will always set our students apart as they step into the larger world.
What is one thing you would like to change in the system?
We could really benefit from introducing more cosmopolitan subjects, like world history. I see no reason why we should be forced to study regional languages and the history of a particular state when we are all “Indians” and do not exclusively belong to a particular state.
Another element that I would like to add to the educational system; soft skills training. Learning to harness such an ability from an early age can allow our young students to grow into refined, respected and truly likeable adults, this will be our greatest asset.
What role has digital technology played in the evolution of the education system?
Digital technology has transformed the world into a huge ultra-connected platform. Students now have fingertip access to all the information and knowledge available in the world. Students who are ready to behave like a sponge and absorb all this quality information will be the ones who shape and shape the future.
What has been the downside of digital in education?
The biggest downside or bane of digital technology in education is the misuse of gadgets. We see children wasting all their potential in mindless activities, perpetually distracted by their gadgets, which could otherwise be used to improve the way they receive their education.
What career advice would you like to give to students?
Some advice I would like to leave for students – The world is your stage. There is literally NO avenue closed to you. Apply perspective and proceed step by step. For example – if you are from rural areas, aspire to come to a Tier 1 city first and gain hands-on experience. Then move on to the second step, whether it’s looking for a better job or a better education.
Don’t look to go abroad just for the fun or as some like to call it, “the experience”. Understand the pros and cons first, because wrong decisions here could lead to inevitable financial burdens at the start of your career, which will weigh you down considerably. Finally, don’t compare yourself to your peers. Everyone progresses at their own pace, respect yours, whether slow or fast.
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