Practically Oriented syllabus is the need of the hour

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After passing out from a University or a College, we all have to start earning. Some of us will choose to become employees and some of us may give employment to others by establishing start-ups of our own.The need of the hour is a revised Industry oriented syllabus as ultimately, one has to find work no matter how much education he or she may gain. The syllabus taught at our colleges and universities is academic oriented and thus forces a student to developan academic vision only. Although there is a compulsory practical portion for the science students, the commerce and management studies students who actually have to deal with industries are hardly given any exposure in this regard.

No doubt the syllabus is developed by experts who have decades of experience and expertise in the concerned area but the practicality of the subject should also be considered. More and more emphasis should be laid on practical knowledge.Industrial visits and workshops should form a major portion of the syllabus. Academic knowledge is necessary but what ultimately matters is how much you can practically deliver. Take an example of two people who do not know how to drive a car. If for a month, one person is only taught how to drive a car theoretically while the other is practically taught, who do you think will learn better? Obviously the person who is given practical knowledge. Same is the case with education.

Imparting practical knowledge to the students from a very tender age will reduce the habit of cramming things among the students whether at school level or at university level. Practicality induces development of a thoughtful and creative mind whereas the lack of itconstrains a person from thinking and debars flow of creative ideas. We all have seen the advertisement “sochne do inhe sochne do”. It has an underlying message that thinking needs to be inculcated in children by giving them the environment in which they can think without any restrictions. Such an environment should be created at the basic level so that students learn to ponder and question things and their knowledge doesn’t get limited by books.

 

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