This is one of the most surprising thing in our country is that we produce engineers by lakhs and doctors by thousands – both these professions require Science as a primary discipline and yet we have no love for Science. More than one-third of NASA is probably made of Indian scientists…probably more than a million engineers and scientists working in USA are people of Indian origin…and yet we hardly know of many famous Indian scientists. It is no wonder that since Nobel Prizes were first given in 1901, India has produced only one scientist, Dr. C.V. Raman who won Nobel Prize in Science in 1930. Yes there are few more…Nobel laureates of Indian origin but the list is so small that it’s not even worth mentioning. What more can be expected? In a society where parents don’t want kids to become scientists, how can we get Nobel Prizes by dozens.
What can be done to change this sad state of affairs? What can be done to make science a loved subject? What can be done to make becoming Scientist a normal person’s job? What can be done to ensure that people understand Science is very fascinating and interesting field…not as boring or as complicated as it’s made out to be?
The answers to all the above question lies in the following quote:
“Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school.”
– Albert Einstein
We have to make science education interesting enough that kids retain it after they leave their schools. If that happens then picking Science will become a matter of choice for a number of kids. And if that happens Nobel Prizes are not far away.
After dealing with kids and teaching them, we have developed our proprietary model of teaching Science – we call it QueST. We believe QueST approach can make Science an interesting subject for kids and hopefully propel this country into a country of Nobel laureates by dozens. We know it’s a lofty goal but attempting it is worth it. It’s a ‘Noble Dream’…its dream of a ‘Nobel’.