Glimpses of the Future

Humanity is racing ahead towards the future and we're getting faster by the minute. What will it be? How will we handle it? How can we affect it? Join us every Tuesday as Shashank Bhargava reaches out to experts from different fields to try and understand where we are headed, whether we want to go there, and what we need to do about it.

Episode 07 October 9, 2018

The emperor’s new clothes: Education in India with Madhav Chavan

Education seems to be the answer to a lot of our problems, but anyone who has ever been part of the Indian education system knows that it doesn’t work out that way. The gap between what you are taught and what the real world throws at you is centuries apart. In this episode, co-founder and CEO of Pratham, Madhav Chavan joins us to explain why the current system is incapable of dealing with the challenges of today and asks us to consider that we might not need it at all.


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The emperor’s new clothes: Education in India with Madhav ChavanEducation seems to be the answer to a lot of our problems, but anyone who has ever been part of the Indian education system knows that it doesn't work out that way. The gap between what you are taught and what the real world throws at you is centuries apart. In this episode, co-founder and CEO of Pratham, Madhav Chavan joins us to explain why the current system is incapable of dealing with the challenges of today and asks us to consider that we might not need it at all. You can follow us and leave us feedback on Facebook and Twitter @expresspodcasts, or send us an email at podcasts@indianexpress.com. If you like this show, please subscribe and leave us a review on Apple Podcasts so other people can find us. You can also find us on http://www.indianexpress.com/audio.