Wed 20 Nov 2013 10:40AM

Knowledge should be free

S suneesh Public Seen by 32

in constitution: article 1
Section 4: Knowledge should be free
but in our professional colleges knowledge is not free., even in unaided schools too... in my view the problem starts from there., The students who studied there also thinks "I spent so much for this knowledge, wh should i give it for free"?.Can we do anything as an alternative to it? I am eager to know.


Balasankar C Wed 20 Nov 2013 10:55AM

@suneesh Hey, we can't use Malayalam here, coz people from other states are also here. So, I have translated the topic to english. :)


suneesh Wed 20 Nov 2013 10:57AM

thanks buddy., i'm not good at english. :)


Pirate Praveen Thu 21 Nov 2013 10:33AM

@suneesh that is why Section 3 is important "Section 3: Every one has a right to food, housing, education, healthcare and privacy". We consider education as a right and should be available to everyone free of cost. Do you want to start working on an education policy for us? Documenting how we want education to be.


Pirate Praveen Thu 21 Nov 2013 10:53AM

@suneesh unfortunately there is no short cuts there, we have to start creating a society where people are respected for what they are, not how much their salary is. The reason why people choose engineering or medicine is because it pays them well. Not because they love it. You can clearly see it when majority of non-IT engineers choose IT or management jobs. Unfortunately education has become just a skill training. Our perspectives have to change.

ml: നമ്മുടെ കാഴ്ചപ്പാടുകളാണു് മാറേണ്ടതു്. നമ്മുടെ സമൂഹത്തില്‍ ഒരാളുടെ വില അയാളുടെ പണത്തേയും സ്ഥാനത്തേയും ആശ്രയിച്ചാണിരിയ്ക്കുന്നതു്. ഏറ്റവും ആദ്യം നമ്മള്‍ ചെയ്യേണ്ടതു് എല്ലാവരേയും ബഹുമാനിയ്ക്കുക എന്നതാണു്.


suneesh Thu 21 Nov 2013 2:00PM

@praveenarimbrathod that is true, our perspectives have to change. and i wish to start working on an education policy with the team. :)


akshay tarfe Thu 8 May 2014 3:51PM

I think change has already began, it will take lot of time to get rid of century old mind set of copyrighting academic research and publication. but some of the leading universites in world have came up with Massive Open Online Courses(MOOC's) where you can learn many things for free. Of course it is not viable alternative of the education we receive today but in future i am sure the platform of MOOC will develop and help communities to learn whatever they want, however they want,how much they want!!


shirish Thu 26 Jun 2014 7:15PM

What is often not spelled is that MOOC's work only for self-motivated people as it's learn at your own pace kinda thing.
I might be wrong but many people, kids and grown-up alike like somebody else calling the shots, they want/need both their peers and a teacher/guide to motivate them.

While MOOC's are great as an additional resource, they can't replace the human element. At least that's my thought.