Progress of science learning in India: A discussion from past to present
Dr. Jayeeta Bhattacharjee
Today the world is facing three major problems of population increase, pollution and poverty. The developmental efforts of the developing countries, such as India are being nullified by increasing pollution and increasing poverty. Although science and technology have improved the lot of large number of human beings, some of the worst problems of humanity today such as mentioned above have either been brought about or aggravated by science and technology. Education is one of the potent instruments in the development process, if it is properly geared for that purpose. Science education being an important component of the education system should contribute in the solution of the problems of the country by developing desirable understanding, skills, abilities and attitudes. The greatest challenge is to ‘humanize’ science that is to make it relevant to human needs and aspirations. Science is being taught in our country from early days. If we look at the development of science in India, we find that very early in her civilization India developed a great interest in mathematics and Ayurveda; during British Empire introduction of modern science in India was extremely slow; and the development of science in India was greatly accelerated after independence.
Dr. Jayeeta Bhattacharjee. Progress of science learning in India: A discussion from past to present. International Journal of Academic Research and Development, Volume 3, Issue 1, 2018, Pages 1225-1229