Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Education in India

V. sent me this:
An intriguing recent book by Columbia's Stuart Firestein (a neurologist, but he has been teaching a broader course on this subject) titled Ignorance: How it Drives Science posits that it is not the acquisition of facts, but the ability to know what one does not know that drives the spirit of inquiry, and thus makes any progress possible. Naturally, by this measure there will be absolutely no innovation coming out of India. And that in fact is the case by and large.

 from an article by Rajeev Srinivasan on India’s educational system at rediff.com - http://www.rediff.com/news/column/rethinking-education-in-india/20120510.htm