December 2, 2016
The ‘gurukul’ system of education, which is no longer practiced in India, is gaining prominence across the world for its intuitive methodology of imparting education, the chancellor of Avinashilingam University for Women, PR Krishnakumar said today.
Inaugurating a two-day ‘higher education for digital natives’ seminar, organised by the Education and Industry-Institute Interaction Panel of the local chapter of the Confederation of Indian Industry, Krishnakumar highlighted the importance of the gurukul system.
The present education system is focused on imparting rational thinking among students, but has completely left out the intuitive thinking methodology, he said, suggesting that all educational institutions should incorporate measures towards promoting this way of thinking.
“Knowing your own self is an integral part of our education system and this has to be revived through our higher education portals,” said Krishnakumar.
In his address, vice-chancellor of Chennai’s Hindustan University, S Ramachandran, dwelled upon the four core facets of an educational institution which it should create benchmarks in: ranking, research, innovation and employability. “It was necessary to undertake steps focusing on these facets in most educational institutions in India,” he said.
About 200 faculty members from several educational institutions from the region are participating in the conference.