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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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Niyan San (2 days ago)
I really really agree with u bro it's true but it's a bitter truth about our Indian educational system Heads off 2u bro that u has chosen this topic
Anam Siddiqui (2 days ago)
Class toppers are dislikers..😂
preet chhina (2 days ago)
inno cat (2 days ago)
Bro! You hit the nail on the head, this is what nowadays I'm asking to myself , even being a student of science I am always a average student failure and success always comes in my way, and I learnt so much from those failure, I learnt from criticisms,but art is not what standard definition is given in dictionaries or myth by our elders, but art is a creative world itself, but one thing science gives you one thing that is hardworking. And nothing is waste either, but give something a high value than other is wrong.
Neelam Dhanani (4 days ago)
Brilliant examples!
Seena Karunadu (5 days ago)
My proposal is this. If I have a power I create the educational system in India as follows: 1) Every 20 village gets 1 school from kindergarten to 12th. A high-class superior education FREE for all. Learn all the subjects in mother tongue (For example, Gujarti, Kannada, Tamil or Marati). The English language is compulsory. 2) Creat opportunity for every deserving student. Every state will get their own IIT, Medical or ART instructions (example, Karnataka students go to Karnataka IIT or ART institution). 3) Provide a state-of-the-art sports facility, where every kid feels proud about who they are and what they know. Results: India will grow as a society with equal opportunity and place for dreaming high, and I assure, we will have at least 5 gold medals in Olympics in 20 years after this programme runs successfully.
East Indian company is worst as monster rule
stxnfxce (5 days ago)
I got manipulated to take you science after 10. Now I passed 11 somehow but still regret taking up science. Now no matter what I ain't taking engineering after 12
M.L. Moorthy (8 days ago)
Wow...simply wow. Education system is meant create seekers of truth....and ways to attain ultimate truth...for everyone...even though they are completely different from each other in their abilities, nature's etc,...by balancing the social requirements.
eternal indian (9 days ago)
We should be thankful to Mackuley for imparting western education despite having several flaws.We got rid of the dark Islamic age.
INFOTAINMENT (9 days ago)
There should be punishment in schools.
Singh Amaninder (9 days ago)
I speak in hindi when I am angry and BC BAKWAAS HAI HAMARA SYSTEM!! I CANNOT FOLLOW MY PASSION DUDE😢😢 I make music, now I can't because I don't have enough time because of school's pressure.........I also love hacking (not the bad one, hack the servers of a company and then tell them where they are lacking and what has to be resovled)....But the society said leave it, it will distract you from school, it is nothing, focus on school....Man I don't know, I cannot even cry nor can I laugh, I am just an emotionless creature who's working like a robot and trying to impress the society and schoool....
Pragmaticbug 99 (9 days ago)
😂😂 PPTs line below the names
prat einstein (9 days ago)
love the video but calculus is verrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrriiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiieeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee important way more important but let me tell u a story i just had an exam n i love physics n math way to much but i got less in physics guess why i didnt learn the answers she gave i wrote what i understood from the textbook and not what she gave me my crime was i tried to use my brain
Van nguyen (10 days ago)
very lovely and wise man, this is so far the most educated ted I've ever watched
ETERNALeffect gaming (10 days ago)
My teachers are like - 'yeh parlo yeh Q har baar exam mei pucha jaata hai, yeh Q last time boards mei aaya tha ' Ps - i am currently in class 12th
sanjay m (12 days ago)
Ok I was going through the comments section none of them didn't understand that he was targeting only the SOFTWARE ENGINEERS. So don't get fooled we have number of options in front of us so pls choose wisely. There are branches like Civil , Mechanical , Aeronautical etc where it is at least close to reality. So don't blame the education system and I am sure you have come up to here and talking only because of your education and I won't call it creativity it is just the experience.Thank you
Amal Prakash (12 days ago)
You sir, Deserve respect!
Rajwansh kumar (14 days ago)
Heads off to you man... I really do appreciate your ideas
kishore ganesan (16 days ago)
Good work man!!
DILIP KUMAR SINGH (16 days ago)
Very nice meeting through the speech 😎😎😎😎😎
Arundhati sharma (16 days ago)
Ur speech is captivating...both in context of content n articulation..👏
John Shafe (17 days ago)
All areas of STEM are a manifestation of human creativity, and thus, an art. It is true that schools do not teach topics in the most pragmatic way, or a way which promotes creativity, and because of this, many people do not see the "point" of things like calculus or see the beauty in it. Tell me, is there a point to anything written by Shakespeare though? Is there a point to any painting by Rembrandt, or symphony by Mozart? I enjoy calculus because it is a beautiful way to represent mathematical relationships in a specific "language". Calculus is similar to poetry because it is a way of elegantly expressing oneself. However, I don't think someone should be forced to learn it if it is not pertinent to the career which interests them. Definition of art according to the Oxford dictionary, "the expression or application of human creative skill and imagination, typically in a visual form such as painting or sculpture, producing works to be appreciated primarily for their beauty or emotional power.".
Noah Vining (17 days ago)
Reminds me of Neo for whatever reason
Saurabh Jadhav (18 days ago)
Every person just criticize the system but no one has solution..till then these kind of speeches are useless
rukmini bhandary (21 days ago)
Wow you are very inspiring 😚😚👍👍
DEEPAK KUMAR (21 days ago)
भाई आपको हिंदी नहीं आती है क्या
Asif Ansari (21 days ago)
I used to be an software engineer but then i recovered...haha
Naveen Nandhanan (22 days ago)
Im so proud of this guy here...he is frm kerala nd so am I...One of the best ted talks I hv heard nd proud of my state....
Ramakant Sharma (22 days ago)
there is no problem in our education system just need to give tha purpose of what we are studying.if we study Newton's laws of motion then clear the use of it .and when a person knows why is he studying this then he will be aware about his purpose of studying the stuff and he will study this with joy that he is gonna use this on future .
faisal khan (23 days ago)
Nice speech
saad saleem (23 days ago)
the part about failing untill you suceed is totally correct and i agree with you and i would say that it is not art but rather creativity since you stumble upon things that you previously did not precieve, the part about recieving a formal education about art is incorrect since art is a practice of perception and creativity is stumbling upon things not previously precieved so art and creativity go hand in hand and require practicing ways of perception and require an informal education which dose not stop you from making mistakes. you cannot possibly teach art but only help students to enhance perception and way of thinking.
savjivani patil (25 days ago)
not any concluson given in speach
savjivani patil (25 days ago)
mastakes are ther so every body not get 100 out of 100 marks
savjivani patil (25 days ago)
how you got job? without education how you can do your job
Dharithri Narasimha (25 days ago)
Nice sir , our Indian education system like it's an industry and students are workers
Sally Rao (26 days ago)
I do not agree with many things. First of all, the talk is about being literate in English with some kind of a degree and not being educated. While it does highlight the disparity in the status of a person who is an engineer doctor or lawyer as opposed to a musician or a comedian by the community. I would like to applaud Vinay for his clean comedy which is deep and rare in the present world.
JholWol (27 days ago)
john bosco (28 days ago)
This video must go upto Indian education minister as well as parents... amazing mind changing...
Atharva Dabholkar (28 days ago)
I hate india so much!
sunil tiyyagura (29 days ago)
Excellent! The same question millions of Indians ask everyday! Thanks for putting out the 3 points and there are many more that need change. Refreshing and a WOW talk.
shashank sri (29 days ago)
Such a humble, yet informative talk!
Ashwini Br (30 days ago)
Faraz Ahmad (30 days ago)
love you man!
adam b (30 days ago)
so great education puts so many people into extreme poverty
Shubham kumar bagchi (30 days ago)
Appreciate..... we wasted our time Sir do something for the Indian education system
FEAR PHOBIARDHAN (1 month ago)
There is need of calculus in real life . it is used in programming artificial neural network . not only one , two but we need multi variable , it can be used to make good simulation to research on quantum theories and theory of everything . it is also used in economical prediction. It can useful for making simulation that can think they are real. Even we can we. I am not foreigners , I am also a Indian student of class 12 . Not only problem in education system . Even student don't want to learn new or think about learned. First change personal thinking then it would change whole. Students in India are like sheep's chasing behind one to clear jee , neet to get admitted in IITs or medical
Siddhant Gaikwad (1 month ago)
I strongly agree with you but what ia solution for it. Please comment
haripal pilania (1 month ago)
Dear Vinay Menon, congratulations! You have done a deep research on the most important topic. Hope your thoughts will work. I agree what you talked and already working on it. Thank you.
Rickey (1 month ago)
You are a lone ranger, nobody really understood you man. Maybe that's the way our education system is.
Gayatri luck India (1 month ago)
Nice ☺☺☺☺
svs arun (1 month ago)
Genius and thank you for inspiring me☺☺☺☺.
faizal k (1 month ago)
This guy is awesome.
Monalisha Nigar (1 month ago)
You can be creative with science and have fun. .....
Swadhin Kumar Mahana (1 month ago)
10+2 main arts liya tha kya science nhi liya .....
Suhas Thonge (1 month ago)
I think lots of students will think should they do engineering or follow their dream. I am fortunate that I didn't take engineering.
Vishal Jain (1 month ago)
Think indian education system is bad? Try researching about nepalese
Prateek Panwar (1 month ago)
I am in class 11 and asking everyone what is calculus used for? Thanks
rahul kothapalli (1 month ago)
*Did you work at Amrita university by any chance?*
Surya tech (1 month ago)
Exactly true
Ananth Peddi (1 month ago)
Obama himself said to US people: "Don't blame me for competitive Indians, follow Indians and learn maths and science if you want to compete with them"!! Many Indians became CEOs of US companies because of our education system! I don't need to mention the IITs/IIMs/vast majority of talent driving innovations of the world! No wonder this is coming out of a person who doesn't like Calculus! You didn't understand the zeitgeist of our times, by leaving Software field, you proved it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Aditi Pillai (1 month ago)
Brilliant...really makes sense!! I agree with every bit of it! 👍👍👍☺️
KUMAR Y (1 month ago)
If a teacher try to do correction in education system in his/her classroom s/he must need to find a new job. But a judge appointed as chairman of a commission who even don't know methods techniques strategies of teaching and needs, psychology of students, if suggest any changes in education system is praised for lifetime and even after death. Great India.
Ravina Pandey (1 month ago)
I used to draw only in the class and people would say it's useless it's not important.. But Ididntgiveup Now I have become a great artist.
Luna’s Manga (1 month ago)
I would’ve raised my “right” hand!!! I love art/to draw
Bikash Maity (1 month ago)
when I tell it to someone they tell - There is no use of these words and worry about your madhyamik. My passion is to program, one boy bigger than me said , Will it come in the Madhyamik??
RUSHABH KOKATE (1 month ago)
Awesome sir 👍👍👍
Code Builder (1 month ago)
One of the best talk of Ted talk . Salute you sir. Hope I get chance to sit in your class and I will be the 6th student :-p
sparkle light (1 month ago)
I am here to learn something new✿
Code Man (1 month ago)
Sam Khan (1 month ago)
Is that Socratees, I used to call it socraits XD
nilesh gupta (1 month ago)
hindi me bolne me kya pareshani hai in sajjan ko
Reena Mohanta (1 month ago)
I used to study in a coaching institute in kota in 11&12 for NEET, And after 2-3 days of asking what-why-how questions the teacher told us to rein in our curiosity, to forgot whatever questions we have n learn what he teaches bcoz he had to complete syllabus in time......LITERALLY That's what i would like to call "killing of curiosity"😑😑
school of law Wu (1 month ago)
Mr. English teacher says I teach “IN” an engineering college.
school of law Wu (1 month ago)
English teacher says “memorizing few things IS important” LOL
CELESTIAL Anime v2 (1 month ago)
This is the real fact about indian education system
A GIRL (1 month ago)
Raise hand if u r going to change the education system 🙋 start now without even thinking twice
Pratik Kuril (1 month ago)
One of the most baseless talks.
Dhanalaksmi Manigandan (1 month ago)
It is very nice. I agree with your speech and pls upload many videos
Prabin Cricketer (1 month ago)
Superb Teach the kids to be humans first and then to be professionals
Squirtle rules (1 month ago)
STEM> Humanities> Art... you gotta put commerce in there somewhere
Prakash Sharma (1 month ago)
yes man.. every second person i meet is a software engineer..!! as if there is nothing else to be persued...
Pramod Yadav (1 month ago)
Thanks sir
Anupam Peter (1 month ago)
Such disinterested audience....cringy as well
sainath warang (1 month ago)
hindi me video banao
Ashish Badoni (1 month ago)
broadcast these things
Anagha Deshpande (1 month ago)
Nice way of delivering session. You are a creative stand up comedian. Kudos for that. But i have little different way of looking at it. Indian education is forcing student to learn which is in a away better than having school dropout and college drop outs. Since not all can be Steve Job. There are many plus points of Indian education and for your question "Who wants to learn new things?" I believe the answer for this question will be No No No as we grew up. Certain things needs to be forced with positive pressure to achieve our goals be it engineering or art student.
kabz creations (1 month ago)
It was nice to listen to you until you said you are teaching English to engineering students. Why do you still have a terrible pronunciation and accent though you're an English teacher?
rahul m (1 month ago)
I just graduated engineering and still don't know the purpose of my education.
shashi khanna (1 month ago)
Those are the kind of teachers who should be shaping young India....maybe we don't have a clear solution yet, but at least this guy was attentive enough to realise and bring forth a major flaw in the ed system. Isn't that a trigger for us to start changing too?
Abhinav Arvind (1 month ago)
The point of the indian education system is to create followers. Robots who respond to the whim and command of their bosses. It is to sit behind a desk and remember what you have been taught and just do what you have been told to do. Only the most resilient, tolerant and insightful beings, who realize this and fight against it and rise up to be leaders. For example, Sundar Pichai or Abdul Kalam.
Pursuit of happyness (1 month ago)
Ur last quiestion answr is to get job...
sushil rajak (1 month ago)
what are you saying buddy i dont understend
Vijay Singh Rathore (1 month ago)
India's education system needs to be changed specially in engineering colleges.
Ajit Nepal (1 month ago)
Pani puri for comments reader
The Modern Commenter (1 month ago)
This guy is amazing! Positively hilarious!
Divya Mishra (1 month ago)
I totally agree. We're ready to change the education system. Put in all the efforts it takes to do so. But what do we have to do? Discontinue going to schools and colleges? Or drop out? The tasks required to do to bring a change should also be stated. Only then will we be able to do something. Just sitting and chanting about our readiness to help bring a change wouldn't work.
akanksha sharma (2 months ago)
His humour is so subtle that so many punches went unnoticed by audience. I wonder if they were really listening. :(
Carina Bellina (2 months ago)
Agree, creative he is the outcome of failures, is important in human minds, without it thereis not progress. Keep been the inspiration to other. You a such a cute accent that goes along very well with you speech.

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