Educational Thoughts of
Pandit Madan Mohan
Pandit Madan Mohan
Malaviya was an Indian educationist, politician, journalist, lawyer and freedom
activist. He was born in Allahabad, North-Western Provinces, India on 25
The role of Pandit
Madan Mohan Malaviya in the course of higher education in India was unique and
highly farsighted. First of all, he claimed that religion is neglected
everywhere and that patriotism was impossible without religion. He believed
that the unity of life which is the essence of religion is the basis of
morality, patriotism and education.
Malaviya, the education should be pursued by each individual by his own efforts
under the guidence of his spiritual preceptor. He also claimed that India
cannot regain her prosperity until the study and application of modern science
becomes naturalized in the country and that science cannot become a national
possession as long as it has to be studied through the medium of a foreign
language. He wanted a wide diffusion of science in India as a means of rescuing
people from poverty and ignorance.
Malaviya had the
concept of higher education, and this concept included the preservation of the
best thoughts and culture of ancient India; as well as the education and
training of experts in science, business and industry at the same time. He
believed that the good combination of history and modernisation from the West,
will provide the best results.
that male and female students should have equal rights. He also firmly believed
that a large number of well educated scholars will make the national army very
strong and this educated army will combat ignorance and spread knowledge.
Malaviya visualised that the students trained in the new, improved system of
education would be able to spread the knowledge through the country and thereby
develop national spirit.