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The 3 Myths of the Indian Education System | Vinay Menon | TEDxThiruvananthapuram

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Stand-up comedy is just catching on in the State of Kerala. Vinay Menon is among the very few who pursue this genre. He is an IT professional- turned- comedian, and focuses mainly on observational humor. He is also a professor and in this talk he has a humorous take on the myths of the Indian Education System. Stand-up comedy is just catching on in the State of Kerala. Vinay Menon is among the very few who pursue this genre. He is an IT professional- turned- comedian, and focuses mainly on observational humor. He is also a professor and in this talk he has a humorous take on the myths of the Indian Education System. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx
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Lakshmi Narayanan (4 hours ago)
"Socrates, a greek philosopher and a beard enthusiast". LOL !
alexandra (12 hours ago)
What did I get from this video? English lit is my favourite thing to pursue after culinary arts and yeah, I'll be fine and get out of my dead end job. My parents always hyped abt my potential and intelligence, what they failed is to recognize the type of intelligence I've (you'd be surprised to know the gap between my marks of english and science subjs). Screwed up half decade of my career.
Now indian education system is very bed
Hritik Chauhan (1 day ago)
i think he look like rahul dravid. any other thinks same?
Vishnu Vishnu (1 day ago)
U r right Mr Menon sir I have also have calculus and many derivation in phy and chemistry n I asked my teachers y we r studying this n what is it's use n they don't have any answers for that
Sampurna Ghosh (1 day ago)
thank you for mentioning calculus!!
Ayush Kumar (1 day ago)
See I am a 15 years old class 9th student. And of course I am the so-called topper as I get 93 percentage.but what I am saying yes I want to learn science and mathematics more than anything not able to anything because there there are test after every month and I cannot prepare for them if I go for that those things. You with me need to Stand Together
Ishika Dhillon (1 day ago)
Thanks for considering the usage of our knowledge. All of us are in search of this. If the Indian education system gives me knowledge with a reason every day then I am ready to learn.
Sachin Trivedi (1 day ago)
If you take sciences as your career , calculus is one of the most important tools you can use
nischal tyagi (2 days ago)
Yeh Macaulay chutiya tha humari pehli ki books me woh facts aur discoveries the jo aaj ki science bhi nhi pta lga payi
Diana L-Gonsalves (3 days ago)
The education scenario is changing in India. My daughter's school has equal periods for art and other related subjects as well as for the "syllabus"...
Shams Arbaaz Khan (4 days ago)
I totally disagree with this art thing.. without imagination there is no chance of innovation
Bhuvana dasari (7 days ago)
Hahaha... You r awesome bro... 🙌👏👌
Abhinav Thorat (7 days ago)
Mind Blown!
Divya Sandseh (8 days ago)
Sir... You have really conveyed the message that you intended to do through your talk. And i am quite sure that you hail from an educated family most probably an education outside Kerala. Because i am amazed at your vocabulary and wondering how come a Malayali has such a good command over English. Though with a slight Mallu accent the talk was engaging interesting informative and erudite. As an assistant professor of History at one of the reputed government colleges in Kerala, i am happy to see a youngster from my native place having a deep reading in History and who cherishes the value of Art. Keep going sir.. May you be able to enlighten many more minds.. not six atleast seven.
Guna Sindhoo (9 days ago)
oh oh oh you just reflected what i was telling for years i thank you you just my words
abhishek shankar (10 days ago)
actually he doesn't even know that the mic on which he speaks requires calculus.... *BRUH*
Madhu Kesh (10 days ago)
This is nonsense. He is unaware of how calculus is useful. He says he's was engineer and don't know how important is calculus
Yahana (10 days ago)
I love this guy, he is so funny
2012sameera (11 days ago)
What a good video, an amazing bunch of examples. Thank you
Avinash Kumar (11 days ago)
roots of the theorems and postulates that we study in lower standards lie in calculus that's the beauty of it
manjula vekariya (12 days ago)
Such a great speech ..all things are true and real life's
I quit engineering
Himanshu Verma (12 days ago)
A serious issue conveyed in the most interesting way possible! Something we should really think about. There is a lot wrong with the education system. I remember having a maths teacher in class 2 who used the negetive reinforcement method. He would shake hands with you (with a poker face) if you scored 10/10. And do nothing for 9/10. And for each mark lower than 9 you'd get one stick beating. Fortunately enough I got mostly good teachers afterwards. But now that you pointed out, I feel that this might be the reason I don't completely love maths. Because I'm mostly reminded of him when I think about maths. I think I really like Engineering which is not the case with 90% graduates. But somehow I'm moulded in a way to be replied by most subjects. Not that the subjects are bad. But I feel that there is very less effort from teachers and also students to get closer to practical applications. Everything that exists in this world exists because someone was interested in a topic which possibly had at least some practical application. This has to be true at least for a field like Engineering which is as close to practicality as it can get. Let's see how we can solve this :) PS: The description below the slides were hillarious.
Rohan Ghosh Dastidar (12 days ago)
He looks somewhat like our Sports teacher
renjan pai (13 days ago)
I am 53 years of age, hand on heart' I can tell you I have not heard such an excellent seach. Hat off Sir.
Akash Dubey (13 days ago)
Very nice and eye opening information. Also should have spoken about the myth of fluent English as sign of progress!!
shravan singh (14 days ago)
You are looking like rahul dravid in young age.....
Sarah Sawan (15 days ago)
This doesn't just apply to the Indian education system, I'd say this applies to every education system in the world. The current education system is rather horrible, to say the least. So many people have tried to talk about the same problems he did, but no one gave examples and reasoning as convincing as his. Hats off to you my friend
Chains Vids (15 days ago)
I like myth number 2 which about STEM system.. Rest myths were not true according to my opinion.. It's not our education system, it's our thinking which made our education system like this.. Every father wants his son to be a doctor engineer big govt officers and many other fancy jobs..they all wants govt jobs.. Only a few people "thinks" about to be a boss of everyone.. Another cause is society's "thinking" .. You all may be remember your father saying look that random guy he earns 120k rupee per month, he is a govt doc, My son I want you to be a good earner like him! Otherwise society will blame us, neighbours will say that my son is useless.. I always wanted to be an engineer and then wanted to do further studies and research, then astronaut, sounds good future right? But I wanted this .. Then time came to choose my subjects in 11th grade, again my father told me to tak bio instead of maths, why? Coz engineers were everywhere, a trend came which is engineer means "berozgaar" .. Why? Just coz of "thinking" of society.. And now what I am doing? I am a student of MBBS 4th year, Gonna be a doctor soon.. Still somewhere inside me always a sound comes that why did I chose this field? But I don't listen it.. coz time is gone.. Why? Just coz of "thinking" .. What I meant to say is education system in India pretty much good than many another developed countries, I know this coz I am studying in a foreign country.. Just thinking of my parents made me do this, I don't blame my parents, I blame their thinking..
Saroj lam (16 days ago)
"What is the point of ..."- such a one dimensional question. double cube that point across, and visualize the integral with colors. :D
chandra sekhar (16 days ago)
Excellent work sir ...this is the question in mind since im 12,now I turned 19 and guess what I still dont no the answer.
Madhu Kesh (16 days ago)
Education was known by ancient Indians a thousand years ago.. It was rich. Richer than today's. Who would ever come up with this idea long ago? We really don't know.maybe it was originated among the people with intrest. One thing to know is that all the fields were given equal importance at that time. And the youth would actually go to the gurus (which means teachers) to seek education by their own intrest. Not by force. As an Indian, he would've talked about ancient Indian education system. And for one thing, if you're an engineer, you would know the importance of calculus. Without calculus, we would not have reached to the moon for sure. Newton's works are the base of engineering, and technology. If calculus wasn't existed, you're lifestyle would not be like now. Finest engineering existed in India long ago. As time moved, people invaded, Wars went, and there was no sign of the rich practices. Temples in India were built very precisely .. Without any missionary, with perfection. Even now, no machine that we created can build anything like that more precisely. When I asked old people how they crafted, they said that they were skilled and used their entire life on their work. And they loved doing. I think that's all is the purpose of learning and doing the job on the only things you've learnt. People say, ancient Indians had vast knowledge,,and we don't know where it came from. Before Galileo invented telescope, ancient Indians used to know where, which planet would be at a certain time. Some ancient texts refer to blackholes and neutron stars indirectly. Even now, we cannot see them clearly though telescopes We still don't know where this vast knowledge came from! ...thank you for reading this article! I Hope you figured something out of this.
Sridhar Poguluru (17 days ago)
These descriptions of the historical figures are AMAZING
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Vrushali Deshmukh (18 days ago)
Is there any way we can change our edu system?
Saurabh Bhagvatula (20 days ago)
Practical use of differentiation - Math behind Machine Learning System (like face detection apps)
Sangeeta Yadav (20 days ago)
It was good great 🤔😜
Mayank Singh (20 days ago)
Integration and differentiation is running our world boi.
Hypie Honey (21 days ago)
I don't remember how much I scored during my 12th. But yeah afterwards I learnt Japanese language , planning for doing something in solar energy , ohhh and my classmates now they don't even imagine me. Topper of my class is now in bottom and everything is going perfect. SHAZAM. All coz of one spark of creativity.ありがとございました(thank u very much) for further guidance.
Elizabath Eli (21 days ago)
Thanks brother, I really enjoyed your lecture.... because you can make me sit and watch your lecture completely and I realised your efforts that you took for your preparations to perform on TED×.... Make more vedios ....plzzz
praveen Khanna (22 days ago)
In rich dad poor dad book also says same
Naveen Kumar (22 days ago)
Teaching becomes business today There is only one way don't send your child into school or college Find a mentor for him
Indian education is like generation after generation
Abhijith AS (22 days ago)
great talk..but what's with the fake audience cheers -_-
Venkat P (23 days ago)
i enjoy using calculas in my daily life
Milan Prasad (23 days ago)
Did anyone notice his descriptions about the people shown.....literally hilarious!!
Jeetu Kumavat (24 days ago)
Same old explanation about education system reasoning it from imperial era
Ananta Shahane (24 days ago)
10:03 No it will still be Donut, cause you know, ANDROID.
Mizushima Fujin (25 days ago)
"The other right hand!" 😂
Debasish Kundu (25 days ago)
Just awesome
Bhuvan Chandra (25 days ago)
Socrates- a greek philosopher and a beard enthusiast😂
Prasad.K (25 days ago)
Even calculus is a art . An art that can't be understood like waves in physics
ANCY SEBASTIAN AR (26 days ago)
4:46 problems that most of the couples face = COMMUNICATION 😂😂😂😂😂
Swarna B (29 days ago)
That's a nice talk! Demonstrating the lack of context and creativity in the current education system.
Simple eBits (29 days ago)
1. We uses calculus, linear algebra etc everyday in our life. Go and ask some software engineer who writes algorithms for softwares that are being used everyday like facebook, google etc. 2. Education is all about understanding Principles with relevant information, and principles hardly get outdated. Its true there is lot of extra information in our education system. 3. I think TEDx has no control on irrelevant speeches like this one. And they need some algorithm to check it all, may be it can be written using calculus ... lol
The Sophist (29 days ago)
According to the teachers LIFE=ENGINEERING. Hence, calculus is important in LIFE.
chou tzuyu (30 days ago)
They just mug up for marks
Bezaleel Olakunori (1 month ago)
If I don't get it, I'll never take it seriously but seeing that sb else is taking it seriously, there seriously must be sth useful about it.
Bezaleel Olakunori (1 month ago)
Almost every Indian I see is probably a software engineer/developer, programmer or engineer
Kanchan Rathore (1 month ago)
I really sometimes think I shouldn't be born in India so that I can ve one creative mind cause whatever he said its 100% true but ya I will definitely do something so that I can get that creativity inside me as now I m grown up n can understand what I really need next year college finger crossed I questioned n wasted my time..n doing the thing which I don't want to but there's no way out there so I need to go through it but hoping soon there will be the way I will get what I need
Zeenath N K (1 month ago)
And what's the best part? Industries and institutions to take advantage of these students and exploit them at their maximum
Dolly Mathur (1 month ago)
800 dislikes 😟😟
Naveenkumar P (1 month ago)
I used to be a software engineer but then I recovered... 😂 ... The case of mine.
Sunitha Gakkula (1 month ago)
I really appreciate your help for our future and i want to be a part of this sir.
Last First (1 month ago)
Lol. You're a professor in a Chennai college?
Nagarajan Ramachandran (1 month ago)
I am thoroughly impressed by the young man .
SKtheGEEK (1 month ago)
7:10 I realized this is me.
Parbinder singh Anand (1 month ago)
R u asking questions or recounting ways of cleaning system, do anybody has one perfect solution to change our education system i have "curing disease rather then patient".
mayank sir (1 month ago)
Hehe u r cute.
Harikrishnan A (1 month ago)
It is a quality question brother!!!! Thankyou for the spark you made here.
Rahul singh (1 month ago)
Made him our education minister.. Atleast he knows about education
Anjali Sharma (1 month ago)
यह तो 3 इडियट्स डायलॉग है
Riya Chaturvedi (1 month ago)
15:31 Socrates : Greek philosopher and *beard enthusiast* LMAO
John Bosco (1 month ago)
👌👌👌👌👌 answer to all my thoughts
William Jayaraj (1 month ago)
Very good lecture by Vinay Menon. He has correctly pointed out about what Socretese said. That is if any one does not raise question he/she is doomed to fail in life. The same theory can be applied to the applied to the entire society. The same result that is failure. Better every one understand this.
random 27 (1 month ago)
where are my manners? is this guy Geronimo Stilton
ShadowMaster 45 (1 month ago)
why 6 hands
Dennis (1 month ago)
Why are your friends Unfortunately good in Mathematics?
Satyam Pandey (1 month ago)
Got bored of listening these things becaue everyone here is just want to become motivational speaker ,awareness without action is a serial disaster
Bad Tm Update (1 month ago)
Bro integration is used at various places btw nice speech.
Anil Bishnoi (1 month ago)
One of the best way to convay proper issue in a communist government. If by mistake you mentioned any Gurukulam or Ashram , you might be labelled as secular.... Appreciate it
bharat 12345 (1 month ago)
He looks like a young navachatyana😁
Malik Tanveer (1 month ago)
SAIKAT RAPTAN (1 month ago)
dont you think its our fault, there are people in the comments section talking flaws of education systems, these people will forget this after 2-3 hours and return to their factory jobs, the problem is that the people in our country are hypo critic in nature!!!!the british dominated over us because we allowed that to happen!!! and its not the education system that will make you creative, you need to have a polarity towards creativity, to think out of the box!!! all day sitting or lying on the bed in front of bright screen full of motivational videos will make you follow the thoughts of the thinkers, motivation has become a drug for us, next day you need another dosage of it, stop commenting and start creating!!!! education system makes us aware, grabbing a thing depends on us, we are different from each other and be it.
punit ranjan (1 month ago)
awesome explanation of indian education system,...............
Mark Henry (1 month ago)
How will my like make a difference ?
Santosh Singh (1 month ago)
You are not good at mathematics and you are landing into an engineering college. This is what the sad truth of our education system.
sheik siraj (1 month ago)
Awesome one bro.... Big fan
jennifer pinto (1 month ago)
riya saha (1 month ago)
creativity should be in everything we do...creativity can also be in engineering...all we need to do is to do the job spontenously...thats all.....its not science vs arts it is science with arts that makes the humans complete
Nickk Bisht (1 month ago)
7:44 and those who don't get recovered , make holy places like Google. Think twice before you get influenced guys ...
Bishal Singha (1 month ago)
Everyone and everything should at least get a chance to evolve. That's what education system needs to understand. That's it, it is the key that fits the best.
amju (1 month ago)
I'm a student and when I ask 'what is the point of the education system right now?' to people, they just start going on and on about how you need a 'degree' to get a job and get good grades...... The view of the society needs to be changed......I'd like to learn to know something rather than focusing on important questions that will come on exams........ I mean the main focus and approach of teaching and learning should be changed...... It doesn't work if one or two people think of improving..... When will the people change their thinking perspective?
Biswajit Samantray (1 month ago)
Those 700 dislikes... help me to get into ur motherfuking brains so that I can blow it ...morons
Jaish Kumar (1 month ago)
Amazing talk sir!
Darshita vyas (1 month ago)
Our college has the same rules dude... It's ridiculous
Edhaya Anbalagan (1 month ago)
I don't think Indian parents will agree with this.
Gagandeep singh (1 month ago)
टेबझृसषयय त, य,, थतछ
SHASHI SHAURYA (1 month ago)
One thing Without understanding you can't memorize.

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