There have been enough discussions on the low quality of education in India. There are several articles written all over with headings such as:
- Quality education still elusive
- Indian students rank 2nd last in global test
- Quality Education in India- A Challenge
- Why is the overall quality of education in India so bad?
- Empowering India through quality education
The discussions highlighted on the perfunctory practices of imparting education by educational institutions and the casual approach of students in their educational pursuits.
Notwithstanding the varied views from both sides, it should be said that the major onus lies on educational institutions and parents to rightly guide, monitor and mentor students towards a knowledgeable growth. Sadly parents don’t have time or at times they lack knowledge to monitor the development of their children. Still saddest is the role of teaching community where in some cases they themselves lack the required knowledge level to guide the student for over all growth.
Who is the ultimate sufferer? It is the student. So it is the responsibility of the student to realize his / her own need to grow as a bright individual and settle as a successful man / woman in future. A successful man is the one who has a decent earning, who has shareable knowledge, who head a vibrant family of relationships and who become a beacon for others especially to less fortunate in the society.
What a student should do to grow bright and to settle right in his future?
- Dream big
- Have passion to realize your dreams
- Keep abreast with the trends around that matter to your present and future life
- Grow selfish to compete with the best
- Fully utilize the available time at your disposal
As a student did you ever ask yourself the following?
- What is the benefit of indulging in regular chit chat on movie gossips, frivolous interactions in coffee shop or roaming online?
- What is the net amount of time being used for class studies?
- What is the seriousness to listen to teachers or elders during a pep talk?
- What is the pride you gain in lavishly spending pocket money?
- What is the feeling when you don’t get selected in campus placements? Did you ever evaluate the reasons of not being selected?
- What is the feeling when your co-student performs great and always stays in limelight?
- What is that you will do when you end-up on the roads with a cyclostyled resume where you yourself don’t know anything about its contents?
- What is the great thing about doing cut-paste for project works? Whose loss is it?
- What is your feeling when you draw a blank face during interviews? Especially when you fail to say about yourself for a minute even.
- What is going to be your next step when you remain idle even after PG?
- What is the purpose of doing Engineering PG or Science PG when you yourself at times compromise for a small job in a call center?
- What is the need of buying employment through consultants or other route?
- What is going to be your answer when your employer finds that you gained entry through a fake experience?
- What is going to be your answer to your spouse or your children in later years about how you wasted your time?
- What is your answer to your parents, to the society who cherish to see you in a leading position.
There are many more questions that a student should ask himself or herself. If students can become self-sufficient and self-taught the kind of unfortunate talk about quality of education or ineligibility of students for employment may not arise any further. Every teacher or professor may not come to your rescue when you are going down in your academics. But there are scores of intellectual and concerned members in teaching community who can mentor you provided you showcase your interest and invest your time and efforts for your own growth.
As a student you have all the resources online like e-Learning, Free-Online education, Free-Tutorials, Free Tutors, Free study material, Free guidance, Free case-studies and Free mentoring. Why don’t you use these resources instead of complaining on the educational system or teaching community? There are many performing students around you who are simultaneously engaged in both work and study. Why don’t you take them as an example? Why you end up being dependent and go frustrated when you don’t find aspired results? Is it the fault of your false aspirations or fault of you becoming dependent?
For all the above issues the only answer is “constructive time management”. How will you do? I have drawn a sample Time Management Plan for Students taking cue from Covey’s Time Management Matrix. Please read it. Make modification of items as relevant to you. But stick to the significance of each quadrant, its time schedule and duration of each item. I am sure you will see a different self of you who is independent, performing, confident, successful and daring.
Do not blame the system for not giving you quality education. You can achieve quality on your own. If you don’t perform well as a student you may probably repent the rest of your future for losing the most precious part of life. The secret of success and the raw material for success is ‘Time’. Use it effectively and enjoy future as you wish and as you plan.
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