Essential wisdom is in villages. If we move to villages, it is because the villages are kind enough to allow us space. And learning from them, and with them, we may engage in our efforts. And that is all. Solving Fast Fourier Transforms fast is no use.
Villages need a different kind of wisdom as in Kumarappa's Economy of Permanence.
The IIT training can only help corporates and more exploiting of nature and man. I used to once worry about Brain Drain. Now I realise that these learnings are useless - and they are best exported ! Those from IIT who have actually moved to help in villages are those who put aside their IIT learnings.
The essential wisdom of the thatcher and the potter and the farmer does not belong to university textbooks and classes. Basic wisdom, sustainable ways of being, and structures of learning have to be revisited in essence.
Bharani Shivakumar They cannot be syllabus, but it has to be part of the curriculum making it mandatory to undergo training on indigenous technologies by reaching out to villages, the same way they do in plant training or industrial visits to large industries. It is a much needed doze to sublime the ego of the urban education.