Friday, April 25, 2008

The Examination systems are Bad IN INDIA.

In India, the whole examination systems are bad. They never do examinations for checking out what we can do with the lessons that we had learned in the classes. They just want to know how we memorise things, how we organise them in memory etc. They all are concerned about memory power of a student.

Next, the way that they give marks -- it's never going to change in India. I will explain -
Suppose a theory paper exam. It's out of 100 marks. There are 3 essays, each of 20 marks. Even if we copy everything directly from the text book (just suppose!), we will not get full marks. That's, even if we wrote the essays better than the best, the maximum mark that's given is 17. They will never give full marks. Then, what's the place of "20" marks? If the maximum given is 17, why they make questions out of "20" ? That's, effectively we are writing exams for only 100-(3x3)=91 marks! They are redusing some marks for "this and that", and effectively, we are writing only for 90 marks. What is the significance of the "extra 10" marks..? Useless! Totally, we waste our energy, time and everything for the marks which dont exist!

Next -- the third -- how they evaluate our papers. The chief-examiner makes a key pattern. All keys are taken from text books -- the same old text books. There's nothing updated.
Suppose, there's a question on dynamic databases. The students are supposed to write the "punched cards", "tapes", "sequential files", "indexed files" etc. If any students write everything about XML, he is out! That's, XML is not in the key. So that student is out only because he had written about the known most easy, portable, stable, robust, fast, reliable and LATEST technology of dynamic database.

So, if you think that you can go to heights by studiying in India, you are totally crazy! Get out of here! Go from here! Get good education! Make your life better!

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

We born creative, but education ruins us.

I and my classmate Subash went to Lourdes Matha College, Kuttichal, for participating in Unify '08, an one-day technical symposium conducted by CSI and CS department. We participated in Debugging contest and Web designing. We got Second prize in web-designing contest.

Actually, all we study in our syllabus is truely ruin the creative power in us. We are never supposed to think creatively in this education system. All we want to do is, just memorise things, and copy down it to exam sheets. The examiners evaluates our sheets according to what we had written in the paper. There's no place for creativity. The education system in India really destroys the creative power of students... and generations.

The emerging technologies today are increasing our creative skills. For example, HTML. We can use HTML to produce variety of artistic pages, good-looking pages and official designs. There we must think creative. Also we are thus increasing the thinking/creative power in us.

But in our syllabus, for example, if we study C, we have to by-heart some pre-fixed programs like bubble sorting, binary search etc. The exam questions will be to write the code for 'Bubble sort'. Everyone can write, but, the only thing that works there is our memory. No part for intelligence here. So, we must re-define our education systems. We must develope creativity.

There's no updation for the higher-education syllabus. IT field changes in each day, precisely, each hour. But, our syllabus is updated every 5 year only. They say that they 'update', but nothing is added to the syllabus. Instead, the books or titles are changed. The new title may include some info about new technologies, but we dont need to study it! What a waste system!

So, if we plan to be better in our career, go for self-learning. You will never reach the heights if you study the university syllabus only. If you self-master the emerging technologies, you can reach heights. The so-called "Multinational companies" in India are really losing their revenue in bad business! I promise..., within 5 years, they will learn what is Indian education and what is real knowledge!

Monday, April 14, 2008

Happy Vishu to everyone!

Each and every year passes... Many many good events, many many memories to cherish...
Wherever we reach in life, whatever we do in life, we remember our nostalgic, favorite festivals always!

നന്മയുടെ ഒരായിരം വിഷു ആശംസകളോടെ, നാളെയുടെ സ്വപ്നങ്ങളുമായി ഒരു വിഷു ദിനം കൂടി കടന്നുപോകുന്നു ....
H a p p y V i s h u !

I wish you all to have a great days coming.

വൈദ്യുതിയില്ലാത്ത ലോകം

മുൻപ് Quoraയിൽ ഒരു ചോദ്യത്തിന് എഴുതിയ ഉത്തരം. എഴുതി തുടങ്ങിയപ്പോൾ ചിന്തിച്ചു കൂട്ടാൻ തുടങ്ങി, എഴുതി തീർത്തപ്പോൾ വലിയ ഒരു കഥ പോലെ ആയി. അതെടുത...