Were you one of those gentle folk who felt stumped when you had to sign up for your first bank account or fill out a government form? Truth be told, our current education system seems to fail a lot of youngsters when they step into the “real world” as we seem to call it.
Colleges have stepped in and now ensure that holistic curriculums include a few lessons on the Constitution as well and as these peeps from the city’s colleges tell us, they are quite grateful for it!
Schools do a fair job of initiating the lessons through subjects like social studies and political science. But at this point, a school student would only care enough to mug up to pass their exams. A lot of the knowledge lost in translation, comes to the spotlight again during college which is an interesting phase for students. Muskan Sukarchakia, a graduate from Christ University says, “Having re-learn it in college was a boon for me. Being aware of our rights now, has become far more important, especially now with nationalism serving to satisfy particular groups, minorities need to be made aware of the rights they inherently possess. I’ve benefitted it both academically and in the social regard of being more aware of what it takes to be an Indian and what rights are guaranteed to us by the constitution.
It makes absolute sense to these students to be prepared for what comes their way as Tresanda Sober, a final year student at Mount Carmel College says, “We have been through several interesting sessions, in each semester. These sessions ensured that we learnt a bit about everything, from the preamble to our fundamental rights. For me personally, classes on corporate law were really interesting as it will come in handy when we graduate and get jobs! I have realised when I spoke to my older siblings, that while they learnt about several clauses through experience, I have been lucky to figure it out, before I graduate.”
If there is nothing greater than the law, it’s absolutely necessary that you know enough about it. Pallavi Venugopal, a Psychology graduate says, “As a citizen, I would definitely stand for this. In college there were plenty of activities and debates that were organised for us with special visiting faculty who had real-time experience as law professionals. Not everyone takes the effort to go through multiple rights. Going through these classes made me more aware of the impact the law can have on me and also of several other human rights.”...