It has been recently discovered that the position of Indian universities in global ranking has dropped. And one of the main reasons behind this is the lack of research and development on the subjects concerned. In recent years the South Asian countries have been contributing more to international magazines and papers with articles, research papers, analysis etc, because along with mainstream academics they also lay a lot emphasis on research work. IIT for instance is very well known globally more so because of its successful students, rather than any particular contribution.
There are going to be some major changes in the educational system of India. The prime minister has appointed the National Knowledge commission (NKP), which has come up with a lot of suggestions and improvements. One of the major improvements will be that the syllabus will have more practical applicability and the gap between the classroom lessons and industrial requirements will be reduced. Also there will be more marks allocated for project work and internal assessments (earlier it was 25% now they want it to be 50%). So an increase in project work and general interaction between students and teachers and meaningful interaction between students, will make the classroom session more interesting. This method will also prevent students from “getting buried”, they will have time to time submissions which will keep them active and involved.