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When was the last time you enjoyed studying ?

And by studying, I don’t mean members of the opposite sex …
I mean, actual, practical, “hitting the books” kinda studying …

And oh, by the way, I am back :D
( Encouraged by the fact that there are people actually out there who read the stuff I write about, I’ve decided to return … )

Anyways, back to pressing issues …
So, when was the last time you actually enjoyed studying ?
I can safely vouch for most of the people there, the answer will be never …

Just gave the most pathetic exams of my life, just a couple of weeks ago …
They weren’t pathetic because I did not study for them … but because, I did not, in the least bit, feel like studying …

We had the worst subjects – ever !
And this made me think, why … why are we tortured by the Ministry of Education into studying utter crap, which :
(a) : Has no significant use to us, in the least possible way
(b) : Is so outdated, that whatever use it had, has long passed its prime …

The main reason, this happens is because, I think, we are made to study all this without understanding the application point of view of the entire thing …

If we knew, where the stuff was applied, and where we could use it … we would probably study with more interest …

Instead, we get teachers who walk into the classroom – on the first day of college, and the first thing they do is, to scribble something on the board and speak in Greek and Latin.
This actually goes on for the entire semester …

The practicals are mostly just copied … and modified, and it is not until the last month before the exams, do we begin to understand all the stuff … while hitting the books …
But, it’s too late till then … the subject is dead … and I don’t think any person would even consider taking it up again in the future, just because of the initial fright – the entire thing gave him / her …

This semester, we had some good subjects … well atleast they ‘sound‘ good.
We had databases, our first tryst with Visual Programming languages ( like VB / VC ), Microprocessors, System Programming …
The syllabus of all these subjects were so bad … that I don’t think I want to databases again … and I shudder at the thought of writing programs in VC++ with all the crappy MFCs and the like …

We also had a subject called “Software Engineering” which was supposed to teach us how to ‘design’ software, before beginning to write it …
This, I have realised, is a very, very important thing …
But the way we were taught it, I squirm at the thought of drawing another UML diagram …

The Ministry of Education is just doing the opposite of what it is supposed to – It is murdering ‘Education’

Remember that famous T Shirt quote :
“I was born intelligent … but Education ruined me … “

Comments (2)

  • Rishi Agarwal 12 years ago Reply

    yeah… i used to wear that shirt !! anyone wants to buy it ??

    hehehe.. joking, anyways, i think the Ministry thinks that thier job is just to frame the syllabus, and students should learn to use the subjects in their field on the own. Basically , it is the task of the teacher to make the Subject a bit more interesting ,or to explain us the practical use of the subject so that we can be a bit more attentive towards it. But , all they do is make it boring !!!

  • jomy 12 years ago Reply

    hey …jyyne ur back ..!!!!

    Well, i have to agree that these exams were reallly bad !!!

    especially that external examiner for MBS…imagine if he frames a question like this :

    What if u see 8192 on a scooter parked outside college ???

    Ans : U’ll remember that u’d studied in this sick semester …and that 8192 corresponds to the number of the descriptors in the GDT….

    lol…..
    People like these , get to frame our syllabus …what more can you expect !!

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