Why STEM in India?
Education in India is known worldwide for its ancient history in the field of science and mathematics. From the invention of zero to some striking findings in the early Vedic periods to creating a space for them in the world of Silicon Valley, Indians have always managed to do the rounds in the conventions of geniuses and academic leaders. But sadly, this leadership failed to transcend the annals of industry, manufacturing and international trade because the trend declined over the past few decades. India needs more emphasis on STEM literacy. The best possible starting point is to get to the root of the problem. Experiential learning can get the best of talents in students with hands-on learning equipment at the school level itself. Schools across the country should equip themselves well to inculcate the interest to acquire STEM education in students and get them started early. In a globally competitive economy, employers of all shapes and sizes are increasingly seeking workers skilled in science, technology, engineering, and math. Investing to ensure a pipeline of workers skilled in STEM competencies is a workforce issue, an economic-development issue, and a business imperative. And the best way to ensure return on these investments is to start fostering these skills in young children. New India needs such revolutionary disruptive approach to education which prepares children to innovate at their employment or better yet their own entrepreneurial ventures. It is in tandem with Skilled India, Start-up India, Make in India. The big vision at SAUS is to see Indian kids become international leaders in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math redeeming India’s glorious past bedecked with likes of Shakuntala Devi, Aryabhatta, Charak and innumerous creative geniuses.