Revolutionizing Indian Education System | Ground Report by Dhruv Rathee

We all are aware of how broken the system of education in our country has become
It teaches us rote learning
(it teaches us to) blindly memorize whatever is being taught
There is no need to raise any questions
In exams, we’re (expected to) photocopy whatever the teacher says or whatever is written in the books
Because these exams are everything
You only have to score marks, irrespective of whether you understand anything or not
It matters not whether our knowledge is augmented or not, we have to score marks by any means
Because these marks define our lives
Students slog for as long as 12 hours a day to score these marks
All their free time, their hobbies and their playtimes – all are forgotten
All they do is study all day
Their whole life is spent struggling this way
and the pressure created as a result of this pushes kids into depression
Some of them even suicide
But the ones who endure it and come out of it,
walk out and realize that the skills needed by them in real life were never really taught
Creativity, Confidence, Critical thinking-
All the things that could be useful in real life, weren’t taught by anyone
We were only taught rote learning
And these are the students that later transform into uncles
who blindly forward fake messages on whatsapp
It is not really their fault because this is what they were taught since childhood
that whatever they see or read should not be critically analyzed
Don’t think on your own. (Assume) that whatever is written must be true
and that should be forwarded as it is
What is the solution to all of this?
We need to change this faulty education system that has become a factory of photocopying machines
We need to teach the children the skills and qualities needed become a good human being
For example, empathy, confidence, creativity, problem solving skills, critical thinking skills
There are hopes of implementing such a solution in Delhi
An Entrepreneurship mindset curriculum has been implemented from this year in public schools of Delhi
which teaches exactly these skills to the students
We shall examine the reality of this in the ground report of today
How does it work? How effective is it?
Can it really transform the system?
Come let us see
Hello friends
Today I have come to SKV Ramesh Nagar, a public school in Delhi
The Delhi government has started an EMC – Entrepreneurship mindset curriculum classes
for the students of class 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th
To teach them the Entrepreneurship mindset
The EMC classes do not have books which the students can read
Infact, there are no books at all for the students in the entire subject
Although, there’s a manual for the teachers to instruct them how to teach Entrepreneurship mindset to students
This is conducted everyday for the students of class 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th as a Zero subject
That is, it is taught before the first subject early morning
Now you can see what exactly is taught in this
Key qualities and abilities are focused upon
key qualities as in what are the qualities required by a human to harbor an Entrepreneurship mindset
Mindfulness, Creativity, Joyfulness, Curiosity, Self awareness, empathy, problem solving, critical thinking,
decision making- are Entrepreneurial abilities
Dream Big, Recognize opportunities
The entire curriculum is designed keeping these qualities and abilities in mind
A quality will be chosen everyday in class
and then that quality will be taught through real life applications and examples as a fun activity
The topic of today’s class is creativity
The teacher has divided the students into different groups
Each group has been assigned the task of creatively selecting their favorite season
and compose a song on it
The different groups of students here are composing songs on their favorite seasons
“these long spells of rains…
This huge amount of rain…
These rains are the reason…”
“The retreating summers are a relief…
the farmers are finally at peace due to the onset of rains
the onset of rains has also signaled the arrival of mosquitoes
they have brought dengue and malaria along…
-How do we teach entrepreneurship to small kids?
and what do we teach in that?
Do we encourage them to become entrepreneurs today itself?
But what happens to their studies then?
-That’s true
We should either focus on the idea that entrepreneurship is about mindset
then making a choice at the right stage
about whether you want to become an entrepreneur or intrapreneur
You could do very well in your job as well
if you have the right kind of mindsets
-We are focusing on mindsets in the EMC classes
We are not encouraging you to go in a particular field or we are not indulging in career counselling
-How are you telling them that carrier wise, they have so many options available?
-We are telling them about all the options available because we have designed a few things in it
One of them is the micro research project which basically involves interviews
In it, the students identify 10 people in and around them and interview them to understand their careers
How have they reached where they are?
What were they like in school?
Actually our purpose behind the entrepreneurship mindset curriculum is that
how to dig out the qualities and abilities hidden within the students
How will they emerge?
Everyone has abilities and qualities within them
As a child, to realize that I have this (particular) ability within myself at the right age
which, I think, might help in my professional journey
-There were varied views
If there were 40 people sitting here then there were 40 different views
that it could be visualized in this way too
This, too, could be possible
That, also, we enjoyed
– So, I’d like to see an example…
-Yes, please do
-I am saying…
There’s a statement that two student should wear their own clothes and there should be no uniform in schools
How many of you support this?
Only one?
Only two of you support this?
So the rest of you want to wear this uniform in school?
-Yes sir!
-The uniforms should stay.
What is the reason behind (wearing) uniforms?
One by one. You say…
-Everybody feels comfortable… so that is why
-Everybody feels comfortable
-So that nobody has an inferiority complex that somebody is wearing better clothes than them
-But don’t you feel the same way when somebody puts on different makeup or sports a different hairstyle?
-No, then it doesn’t feel that way.
-Now you tell me… the one who had raised their hand (to say) that uniforms should not be in place
Why shouldn’t there be uniforms?
-I do not like the uniform
-So you mean to say that it would be fine if there was another uniform of your choice?
-Yes, if there were trousers… something comfortable
-You tell me what’s your argument
-It’s just that this does not look modern
-…this does not look modern?
-If we all wear the same uniform, then there would be no difference between us
We all look the same and this is better
-Going by that logic, we should eliminate all differences
Everyone should get the same type of houses, everyone should get the same type of cars
Only then, the differences would get eliminated
Otherwise, there would be some difference or the other
Another thing we could do is to accept the differences
what we call “Unity in Diversity”
Everyone is different and everyone thinks differently
Everyone has different preferences
but we should accept things as they are
so that if someone wants to wear a different set of clothes, he/she is able to do so
This could be another viewpoint here
-Ma’am, I’d like to ask you what your opinion on this EMC curriculum is
-Sir, I feel like that could be no better programme than this
because what we are trying to inculcate in our children, through this, is
an attitude of critical thinking and decision making
and even if we are able to give these two abilities to our students
then I think half our battle is won
Sir, I could not have ever imagined this amount of creativity and innovative ideas in the students
Our students are thinking beyond our thoughts
For example, in one of the classes, the teacher asked the students to make a shoe
The teacher then asked the students what could we innovate in the shoe
…just not a normal shoe…
So one of the students said that they could fit a GPS device into the shoe
When children’s shoes are made they could be fitted with GPS device
so that if the child gets lost somewhere, it would be easy to locate him
-This is very creative!
-So I thought this was brilliant
I mean these things were (inherent) in them
but we have been able to bring out their thought processes through this programme
Their creativity, their innovative thinking- all of those are emerging
Now, I have arrived at the all-boys school where afternoon classes take place
The address is – SBV Janakpuri, Block C, number 2
You can see that the school is under construction and there is renovation work ongoing in a part of it
But the EMC classes are about to start here, too
Come, let us see
“..called us on stage. He too, liked saying a few words
He liked answering the questions
So, I’d like to invite the next functionary.
..Sir Anil…(inaudible)
-My name is Anil and I’d like to tell you a joke
One day, Aman’s father asked his son, “Son, how was your result today?”
He replied, “Father, the son of Master Sb failed.”
The father asked, “How was yours?” The son said, ” The doctor’s son failed too.”
The father asked, “Fool, what about yours?” The son replied, “Is your son a Prime Minister that he’d pass?”
Anil ji has made us laugh a lot
-Consider small thing: When you ask a child whether something is a fact or an opinion
One way of running the class would be to ask four students to tell us
Another way would be continuing the class until every child spoke up
-So that every child feels involved
-A class, an activity or a story can continue for days
If we talk about how Karsan Bhai Patel created Nirma
Now we could talk about what his qualities were and how this was done for about 4 days
Let’s talk about the comparison thing. You had to compare yourself with an object
What did you learn in that class?
Tell us
This is an eraser. Some of my friends have bad habits
I am like an eraser that can wipe out the bad habits of my friends
-This is a pen and we can fill up pages with it
I am like a pen that can run with speed
-You can run fast? That’s good.
What will you learn from this?
How will it be useful if I compare myself to a table?
How does it benefit me by doing this?
This is called empathy
Empathy- that is, how another person feels and what his feelings are
we can only begin to understand when we put ourselves in his position
-There’s another thing: live entrepreneur interaction
under which we invite entrepreneurs to school to share their experiences
So they come into the classrooms and interact with the students
And students are able to ask a lot of questions like how were they able to start their own businesses?
What was their education? What were some of the challenges they faced?
What and how did they learn from their failures?
-The entrepreneurship mindset curriculum isn’t something that the teacher just has to go and teach
They first have to absorb it
So the absorption should first take place in the teachers and only then they would be able to teach our students
Unless we ourselves agree on something, we would not be able to make the children agree on it
-The Delhi government has also sent the teachers abroad for training
We went to Singapore where we learnt a lot in NIE
We shared those practices here in school
– Give us an example of one such practice
-One of the strategies was Frayer model
to understand how a child is representing what is learning visually
There is this Frayer model
KW(H)LAQ technique
-What is Frayer model?
-Sir Frayer model is visual learning technique
in which a child demonstrates how he can graphically represent whatever he learnt on a sheet of paper
by defining it, giving an example of it
-Shilpa ji is a mentor teacher
The task of a mentor teacher is to show the other teachers how to teach
that is, to impart training to the teachers, in a way
-So what we have been able to do in Delhi with EMC
that is, the first period everyday for 4 years
An intervention of this scale,
as far as I know, does not exist in this world
both in terms of the number of students(there are 7.5 lakh students) as well as the amount of time
that they are spending on this topic
-Okay, on self development and entrepreneurship…
Going by this rate, in the coming 5 to 6 years,
the students that graduate would ensure that Delhi would have the most number of entrepreneurs
-I hope so. I think…
the entrepreneur mindset is all about doing everything entrepreneurially, no matter what you do
-The first story in a book is that of Verghese Kurien
-Whose story? – Verghese Kurien
-Who was he?
-Government employee who started AMUL
-He was a government employee
-He was the founder of AMUL? – Yes!
He was the founder of Amul without being a businessman or without being an entrepreneur
but he was extremely entrepreneurial
-Mekin works in the Udhyam Learning Foundation
It is one of the many NGOs which has helped in designing the EMC curriculum
I’d like to thank Tarak Ji for this entire video
He is my Paetreon supporter and he has helped organize all the interviews I’ve conducted in this video
He also has had a contribution in designing the EMC curriculum
In fact all the people that you see on this table
have a contribution in designing and implementing the EMC curriculum
You can see that this revolution was made possible only by the collaboration and co-operation of so many people
The government, the officers who work in the government, bureaucrats, NGOs.
in fact, external volunteers who pitched in in to support this work
which made it all possible
Today, there is a happiness curriculum classes 1-8 in all of Delhi’s public schools
classes 9-12 have entrepreneurship mindset curriculum
Think about it
how much would it affect the country when these students graduate
So many more entrepreneurs would come up, so many more jobs would be created
if this thing works successfully
I hope that the different states all across the country implement this
In fact, it should be implemented on the national level
I’d like to tell you that nobody has given me any money to make this video
No party has funded me
I’ve made this video because you can genuinely see what exemplary work has been done here
and my paetreon supporter, Tarak, told me about the idea for this video
If you feel like there is a similar exemplary work being done in your state/ locality that I should cover,
So you can write to me directly via email at [email protected]
telling me to cover revolutions at certain places
I hope you would have liked this video. Share this video
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where we can have discussions upon such ideas
We will meet in the next video
Thank you

  • 2:39 How EMC works?
    3:48 Creativity
    6:01 Debating
    9:42 Confidence
    10:24 Facts vs Opinions
    10:58 Empathy
    12:04 Live Entrepreneurs
    12:40 Teaching the Teachers
    15:20 Conclusion
    16:52 Bloopers

  • If it works on children and the boring studies can entertain them so why should not spread it all over the India🇮🇳

  • First North India should more invest in building schools and reduce there shit population. About 70% of Indian population in north India. Rather than building statues and temples they should invest more in education just take example from Kerala,Delhi…

  • This is my first comment:
    I am a Teacher Trainer and after watching this video I am literally shocked….
    Why Dhruv you are creating a hype by making such video just to promote AAP government just before elections.
    PS: Before calling me a Bhakt Or abusing me, I urge everyone including Druv Rathi to read NCF 2005 thoroughly and open each book of NCERT where in preface first line is written as ' students life should be linked with the environment outside of the books. '
    In fact this has not been applied by school leaders. This is not a fault and fluke of any government but teachers own responsibility.
    But the question is, how teachers will train students what kind of curriculum should be followed because all over the world you will see that is not true happiness because you are teaching students on bodily concept not on true soft skills. They will be taught on such way they will run after money prosperity and the things which they think it will bring happiness for them but that is not true yes name a single person who is happy after getting such false wealth and prosperity so why America is returning to India why Steve Jobs came to India why we are are reading a book called a Monk Who Sold His Ferrari. There is something in India which is very special that thing is not bought by Delhi government they are just creating false hope which will turn out to be a political gimmick.
    If you will do a thorough research on true education system in India you will find there are thousands of schools who are doing better than Delhi schools and they are doing this for years.
    About me: I am Anil Singh, I am running Kids Cloud school in Balaghat, Madhya Pradesh. ( Searchable on Facebook).
    ..My school is just an example. There are many schools like this in our country.
    So brother please respect our country and it's rich culture before making any videos on YouTube.
    Thanks a lot.

  • Sir ji kya Post Office main paisa safe hai kya???Agar nahi to kaha rakhne se safe hoga? PF, government bond?? Kya sahi hoga.. Please make a video on it

  • લોકભારતી સણોસરા તાલુકો શિહોર જિ ભાવનગર

    સિંદરી નદીને કાંઠે ૧૬૫ એકર માં ફેલાયેલ ઉચ્ચ શિક્ષણ માટેની દેશની સર્વપ્રથમ ગ્રામ વિદ્યાપીઠ પૂજ્ય નાનાભાઈ ભટ્ટે ૭૧ વર્ષ ની જૈફ વયે ભાવનગર જીલ્લા ના સણોસરા ગામે લોકાભિમુખ કેળવણી ને છેવાડાના ઝુપડા સુધી પહોચાડવાના ધ્યેય સાથે ૧૯૫૩ માં ગાંધીજન પૂજ્ય કાકાસાહેબ કાલેલકર ના વરદ હસ્તે શુભારંભ કરેલ.

    ૫૫૦ જેટલા વિદ્યાર્થી ભાઈ/બહેનો જુદા જુદા છાત્રાલયો માં રહી ને જીવનલક્ષી અભ્યાસ કરે છે.

    શિક્ષણ, સંશોધન અને વિસ્તરણ એ ત્રણ સ્થંભ ઉપર સંસ્થા ચાલે છે.

    સંસ્થા દ્વારા ઘઉં ની લોક-૧ જાત ની શોધ થયેલ છે, જે ખુબ ઉત્પાદન આપે છે.

    કૃષિ, બાગાયત, ગૌશાળા, ચેકડેમો અને વૃક્ષો થી હર્યોભર્યો આ શાંત એરિયા તન-મન ની તંદુરસ્તી વધારે છે.

    શરીરશ્રમ, ખાદી, સાદાઈ, શિક્ષક/વિદ્યાર્થી સબંધ, સ્વાવલંબન, સ્વયં શિસ્ત, પ્રાથના શિક્ષણ ના ભાગરૂપે થાય છે.

    ૬૦ હજાર પુસ્તકો, ૧૩૫ સામયિકો સાથેનું સમૃદ્ધ ગ્રંથાલય છે.

    સમાજ માં વિશિષ્ઠ પ્રદાન કરેલ હોઈ તેવા પોતાના પૂર્વ વિદ્યાર્થીઓનું દર વર્ષે સન્માન કરે છે.

    પૂજ્ય નાનાભાઈ ભટ્ટ ને
    ૧) શીલભદ્ર સાહિત્ય સર્જક, કેળવણીકર અને ગાંધી વિચાર ના મર્મજ્ઞ – શ્રી મનુભાઈ પંચોળી (દર્શક)
    ૨) આજન્મ કેળવણીકર, વિદ્યાર્થી વત્સલ, ગૃહપતિ શ્રી મૂળશંકર ભાઈ ભટ્ટ
    ૩) નખશિખ શિક્ષક, વાત્સલ્ય મૂર્તિ – શ્રી ન.પ્ર.બુ.ચ.
    જેવા ઉત્તમ સાથીદારો મળ્યા.

    હાલ સંસ્થા ની જવાબદારી આદરણીય શ્રી ડો. અરુણભાઈ દવે સંભાળે છે.

    હું આ સંસ્થા નો વિદ્યાર્થી છુ, જેનો મને ગર્વ છે.

  • Education system is very bad…

    Pls education english medium mai hi hu.. ver big big problem..

    Hindi language edu nd other languages education ku band kr dena chahiye..
    Big problem h
    English ki important h.. for higher education.. nd for any job

    But most of the hindi medium are facing problem of hindi language and other languages education..

    Syllabus wise plus teacher is also not gud…

  • Ma to pagle ho gaya hu ya parhai karkar 😵😵😵😵😵😵😵😵😵😵😵😵😵😵😵😵😵😵😵😵😵😵😵😵😵😵😵😵😵😵ma Kasam physic, chemistry,maths sala dimag garam hokar fatna start ho jayaga sala. Or sala hostel ma itna pressure deta hai😵😵kam marks laya to aur pressure. I am fed up of RD junior college's hostel.🤮🤮🤮🤮🤮🤧🤧🤧🤧

  • I have failed 12th standard 2 times because I have never wrote copy answers of my text books but a meaningful answer similar to the subject 😑 but still finally somehow I cleared my B.Tech at age of 26

  • Could you please do research on the life of Savarkar and made a video on his contribution for the nation along with his bonding with mahatma gandhi and sardar Patel. 🙏🙏Keep it up..

  • hi dhruv mai chahti hu ki aap nshe k uper vedio bnao ..apko bhi pta hai ki aaj country mai nsha smoking drugs y sb se yung generation per bhut effect pd ra h to plz is per vedio bnao ..nd dowery jo ki up bihar rajsthan m bhut chlta h aap usk uper bhi vedio bnay …mai hp se hu yhan bilkul dowbery nhi liya jata …to m chahti hu ki aap is bat ko logo tk phunchay

  • Ek do videos achi ky bangaye ye kudko bagwa samj beta he iske Twitter ya facebook ki post per hindu ko fools he khadiy diwali mai patake ko leke bhi sara. Pollution ek din mai he hogya ky . 🤔 mai iske kuch video dekh ke imprees ho gy tha but ab iske video le ke thoda sochna padega 😑 ye so called left liberal ban raha hai
    Maire honest rai hey ke kise par 100% Vishwas na rakhe 😶 hr bat pe injase youtube ka or Media ka vishwas na rakhe 😐

  • Bro there's a thing I wanted to say if u'll ever read this ….. Do make a video on doing schooling by open board or regular board….. There are a lot of factors behind this which obviously u can tell better and this can be a good weapon against private schools mafia… A lot of successful example are there who have done open schooling….. Do consider this…, it can help a lot of people

  • Take bow Druv, 1.6 k BJP trolls assigned to you. This is great more time they spend on this constructive video mean less time from spreading hatred in India

  • Are bhaiya tum Kitna topic me expert bane ki koshish krte ho Sahi me yeh YouTube se acchi Kamai krte ho , political agenda chalate ho,political parties se pese khate ho jab se ambani ne net free kya hai tum jese gadho ki bhi Mauj aa gayi hai.ab ghodo ki race me gadhe bhi daudne lage hai ye Maharaj koi topic AISA Nahi samajhte jisme khud ko expert na samajhte ho MATLAB economy,growth ab inko macro aur micro economy me difference Puch lya to aasman dekhne lagege.Instead of watching these jokers people of bharat should watch Vivek bindra people who gives solution, they have thorough knowledge in business, economy and they only make videos on the topic in which they have expertise aise Nahi ki bas pese ke lye Kuch bhi gud gobar Bolte raho.


  • Wow. I support this education system. This is what we learn in university what is being taught in school. Wish new education system were introduced in Pakistan too..

  • In our Telangana govt focus on paper work regarding money spending and student data for different institutions instead of result of that money. As China is introducing AI in schools we need to focus on manufacturing, technical and coding practical from schooling in enjoying manner instead of waste knowledge in order to improve jobs and wealth in our country

  • Dhruv sir , please make a video on patreon .com . How we can start it and also about its features ,what type of things we can do from it

  • Dhruv sir , please make a video on patreon .com . How we can start it and also about its features ,what type of things we can do from it

  • Dhruv sir , please make a video on patreon .com . How we can start it and also about its features ,what type of things we can do from it

  • अगर सभी यूट्यूब पर इसी तरह के नॉलेज फुल वीडियो बनाएं तो देश को पावरफुल होने से कोई नहीं रोक सकता♥♥♥♥

  • Kash ki me Delhi board me hota 😕😥
    Par itna unlucky hu ki WBBSC board mahi padna par raha hai!! jaha creative mindset faltu hai iha board exam pe nam par book padhke ohi dal dna hta hai 😑😑😑by the way I am in 10 now at WBBSC boad

  • ध्रुव आजकल ध्रुव तारा बनते जा रहे हैं।
    बहुत अच्छा काम कर रहे हैं आप 👍😎

  • I found a not so familiar student at 6:28 in the left corner, shows Delhi's govt. schools are en route to have international students :)!
    Nice job Dhruv for informing and motivating other states of the great work that Manish, Atishi and their entire team is doing in Delhi.

  • 1.8k people who disliked this video are those who don't even know the spelling of Education aur vo bas jumlo se hi khush h, reality se bilkul pareh.

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