Where do Indian students lack in innovation? – Gitanjali Rao

  • Only a few young adults have the vision to make learning beneficial for society. Likewise, a 16-year old girl named Gitanjali Rao born to Indian techies from Nagpur and moved to Colorado who is an innovator, scientist and author is the first kid to appear on the cover of Time magazine.
  • Gitanjali Rao developed a device called Tethys that senses the presence of lead. She was invited to talk about her work in WISE 2021 in Doha in which she stated that it was necessary to connect Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics and its full potential is not yet realized and its outcome is limited.
  • Most students are motivated towards science and technology but students in India have limited help and guidance to drive their passion. STEM learning is not just robotics and coding but is the application of sciences in the basics of life.
  • She also stated that girls are stigmatized and grown with strong boundaries set by society and STEM is considered to be a male-dominated subject. STEM sector will be transformed if equal opportunities are given to girls.
  • There is a lack of role models which serves as a reason for female students not thinking of breaking barriers and going beyond the limit. More role models must be brought into society and women must be given a conclusive environment to prove themselves. Women must also work on breaking the shackles in their minds and need to compete.
  • She also stated that STEM must be connected to other streams such as Arts, History, Dance and Music as science will serve the purpose of disciplining all sectors as science is everywhere and meant for everyone. 
  • She also commented that students are pressured to study science and technology yet there are gaps in developing scientific temper due to exams and mark oriented education system paving no way to explore passion and hobbies.
  • Gitanjali Rao said that she will run innovation workshops to help the students know where to start. Incredible ideas are being produced by several Indian students but due to lack of resources, they are not able to innovate. She concluded by stating that it is enough to have paper, pencil and imagination rather than to have a 3D printer or other expensive equipment.

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