Category Archives: Education

The Lure of a Strong Idea

The quest of a powerful idea is all prevailing in all fields of knowledge, and so are its perils in all fields of human endeavors.  The inclinations to find a path-breaking idea(s) are so fundamental to human nature that they … Continue reading

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A Footnote to…….Why India’s Education System is failing?

It was very disheartening to read the front-page news in TOI, “Higher your education, Harder it is getting a Job,”  (Dt:18-July-2012). First, it is a clear pointer to STRUCTURAL FLAWS of our educations system which is producing robots–qualified but not … Continue reading

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What was my father’s role in my life?

What was my father’s role in my life? Even before that, what was the role of my Grand Father in my father’s life? Both were teachers and obsessed with providing good education to their kids and were quite harsh on … Continue reading

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Why India’s Education System Is Failing?

Several students scored 100% in their recent school-leaving exams — but the system they belong to is failing miserably. India suffers a serious lack of quality educational institutions. In school, students get pushed into one end of a disciplinary triangle … Continue reading

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India’s Education System: A Strict Adherence to Western Doctrines

It occurred recently when I was reading a discussion on Linkedin.com.  I attempted to make sense of what was being written in that thread.  I struggled and …..failed.  They were expressing their sincere views about the importance of education, and … Continue reading

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DACUM: Incorporating Industry-Requirements into Training Curriculum

What is DACUM (day-kum)? DACUM (Developing A Curriculum) is a quick yet highly valid job analysis technique. The DACUM process is used to determine the competencies that should be addressed in a training curriculum for a specific occupation. DACUMs are … Continue reading

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Indian Industry Is Not Able To Pin Down Exactly—What They Are Looking From The Students?

Lately Rajeev Jain posted his latest observation/comment on date: 2-March-2011 on the following thread at Linkedin.com: when the Industry say students are not “Industry ready”, what are the parameters? Rajeev Jain • “Last weekend, I was invited as Guest Speaker … Continue reading

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Education System in India: My Perspective

Here are some excerpts of my comments on a discussion going on Linkedin.com.   The discussion was started by Sanjeev Nagar, when he raised a point, “When the industry says–Students are not ‘Industry ready’, what are the parameters?” For me the … Continue reading

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