10 June 2005

Was it right ?

"Amma" Jayalalithaa has done the students a bit of good by abolishing the entrance examinations.So say the wise men. But is it really good ?
Tamilnadu is perhaps one of the few states in india which has a comparable technical education quality.Now what needs to be looked at here is the students of the CBSE stream.The CBSE stream as it is known lays emphasis more on application of concepts learnt and not the by rote system.In fact as a CBSE student entering the state controlled universities, i was shocked to learn that for the exams the questions will not deviate from solved examples of the prescribed text books ! This being the case the quality of students entering the universities to do engineering and medicine will mostly be those who are schooled in this kind of thought, ie the by-rote system.Won't that lead to a rot of the quality of technical students coming out ? At a time when our country is being plauded for the technical quality of its students is this a right step ? I think "Amma" has faltered a bit here.The so called entrance examination needs to be abolished.No doubt in that.But i think an entrance examination along the lines of the JEE of the IIT's and another one for mediccal studies would do good.
The idea of admitting students to professional courses based on their performance in the school leaving examinations, which was being practised in BITS-pilani all these years, has been abolished, the authorites having realised their follies.
Isn't it time we learnt from someone else's mistakes ?
In as much as i admire "Amma" for her policies, i think this is one step in haste, which has far reaching consequences !
K.Shyam

Posted by Shyam Krishnaswamy at 9:07 AM

4 Comments

  1. Blogger Arch Storm posted at Saturday, June 11, 2005 at 1:59:00 PM GMT+5:30  
    dude...honestly speakin do u really think it will make a difference if we had entrance or not! basically i think the entire system is screewd up!
  2. Blogger K.Shyam posted at Sunday, June 12, 2005 at 12:10:00 PM GMT+5:30  
    oh well i for one think that yes the system is screwed up but it does and it will have it moments of glory ! it's not yet gone to dogs.not yet
  3. Anonymous Anonymous posted at Sunday, June 12, 2005 at 7:20:00 PM GMT+5:30  
    Admire Jayalalitha's policy ???? Huh.. its obvious the system has gone to dogs .. and many dont understand this and some dont want to understand it.

    Until most of them understand that the country is chaos and stop feeling proud of what they have .. and start thinking what next ..Indians can think of rescuing the country ..till then its fools paradise for Indians.
  4. Blogger Smyta posted at Monday, June 13, 2005 at 2:54:00 AM GMT+5:30  
    @Anonymous:

    Ofcourse you can say India is a ditch that stinks. So you can think,"if I raise my voice and throw a stone at it,it will spill on me..It is no use and let it remain a ditch (as in a fool's paradise)-So let me change my path and go and settle abroad!" ..Or you could actually learn to see the positives and join hands with a few and slowly start pulling off the weeds and start cleaning up the ditch!!!!

    @//Until most of them understand that the country is chaos and stop feeling proud of what they have .//

    Well Although we Indians in India know very well that it has turned to a ditch..we are still proud of the lotuses that bloom there...

    :-))

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