STEM education is an integrated, interdisciplinary approach to learning that provides hands-on and relevant learning experiences for students. STEM teaching and learning goes beyond the mere transfer of knowledge. It engages students and equips them with critical thinking, problem solving, creative and collaborative skills, and ultimately establishes connections between the school, work place, community and the global economy. STEM also helps students understand and apply math and science content, the foundations for success in college and careers.
Our current Indian education system has adapted less as compared to the fast changes in the global education arena. Indian education system is very specific to age groups, focuses more on text book learning and function on prebuilt versions of limited experiential learning. Education here is primarily seen as a mechanism to reach to the end goal, i.e. crafting a career & getting a job. This is more so due to lack of a holistic STEM curriculum which focuses on development through learning & fun.