Sunday, January 13, 2008

is current educational pattern satisfying you??????

Hi!! In this post I want to raise few things about the most important aspect of once life, EDUCATION.
Is the present academics pattern worth enough?
Do you learn anything through this type of academics pattern?
These are all the questions I want to ask you all.

I am doing my engineering in computer science. Right now I am in final year. In these 3 years ,my syllabus had covered C, C++, Java, Oracle, .Net, VB, VC++, Networks, OS, Cryptography, System software, Microprocessor, Artificial Intelligence and few more in computer line. And I also studied other major subjects like Electrical and Control systems (EEE), Engineering Drawing and Engineering Mechanics (MECHANICAL), DSP and ADC (ECE), etc. I don’t know in what way it is going to help me if I studied the other department’s subject. It is utter stupidity to waste time by studying this subject. Any way I am going to forget all those things after this subject’s exam finishes. Why they are forcing to do so? If I ask my staff about this, they replied me that “an engineer should be aware of every thing”. But I don’t agree with them. Do you?

As I said above, I finished C, C++, Java, Oracle, .Net, VB, VC++, Networks, OS, Cryptography, System software, Microprocessor, Artificial Intelligence and few more in computer line.

Do you think I learn all this properly?
If you want to know the answer, the answer is Nope……

I hardly had 80 days in odd semester and 50 days in even semester. Then how can one finish all those things in this small time span? So I didn’t learn anything properly including my department’s subject and the others. Instead of forcing to study all those subjects, if one study a particular subject of his own interest on and on, he can understand everything and can do research on that.

So in this post I want to ask few questions,
1. Is the current educational pattern fair enough?
2. Do you think one can learn properly by having this kind of pattern?
3. Is it necessary to have other department’s subject?

Please leave your view through comments.
Thank you………..

7 comments:

Sankar Devraj said...

Yes. I too believe ur Suggestion.... Learning Other Department paper is a High Class Stupidity..... It's necessary to Change the Current Mode of Coaching....

rajarajeswari said...

for 1 and 2 it is no!

for the third it is yes!:-)

R..Bala said...

Vidu machi ellam thalai ezhuthu....Tht too EE&CS roba over...We studied 10units in it.

Swaminathan said...

i agree with wat all u say.. for all the three questions the answer is no..

Jyothi said...

1. Is the current educational pattern fair enough?
Our current educational pattern has everything needed to the student....(I belong to JNTU...) the latest technology available is included in the curriculum.... the rules are well designed as well.... though the time span is less.... if all the rules are followed properly and everything goes according to plan.... yes... our educational pattern is fair enough....though sometimes very hectic....

lets check it out.... before pointing out others.... lets check from ourselves.... do we study if we dont have exams.... what importance do we give to our labs... to our seminar slots.... and.... how good are the staff they appoint to teach an enggineering student....
So.... Major drawbacks....
a) Misusing the loopholes present in the rules....
b) Lack of proper faculty....
c) and most importantly.... lack of student's interest....
d) No proper bridge between education and work.... ( this can be overcomed by proper usage of lab and seminar sessions... ofcourse with professors guidance.... )

2. Do you think one can learn properly by having this kind of pattern?

As I explained pattern is good.... mind set isn't... come to engineering and they say there is nothing to read at all.... yet to complete our syllabus properly we don't find time....

3. Is it necessary to have other department’s subject?

yes... few subjects are unnecessarily included in the syllabus.... but how many of us stick to the same field we choose to study.... very few right.... so basic idea of other subjects is not a bad idea....

P.S: I don't want to contradict.... but this is what i feel.... and remember.... the major flaw with our educational system is that.... what we study is completely different from the work we have to do in the industry.... we basically study the same things in a different way.... this is one thing i want to change in our educational system... of course along with the change of student's(me included) mindset....

mercy said...

i strictly disagree with the current syllabus pattern.Yes, they make us learn many things c,c++,java, computer architecture, system software, OS,VC++ etc etc....but they never teach all these things deeply...the syllabus and question paper just touches the what is this and what is that, just the definitions and one big long explanation followed since 1000 and 1000 of yrs!no changes... no interesting question...nothing! no scope for logical thinking! ....they never go inside the topic....so even though we know many things, we never knew them or learned them properly! This is a major drawback....At the last, u will feel like u know but the real thing is u dont know. I personally feel learning few topics properly is better than knowing many things improperly....+ i always wonder y they include other department subjects! what is a computer science student going to do with engineering graphics, electrical engineering, electron devices, etc etc....it is the biggest headache to students who wish to enjoy themselves being a pure computer science student...will this practice change? does it have an end?

Balan said...

I am an EEE student studying in an Anna Univ affiliated college.I strongly feel that engineering education in Anna Univ needs a major revamp.I do not see any point in learning things for the sake of it.We hardly get any time to explore the intricacies of a subject of our liking,owing to many reasons such as excessive record and observation work,non-departmental subjects and the like.The evaluation of our exam papers is another area of concern,since I believe too much emphasis is given on the result than the approach.Due to lack of time(my previous sem lasted only 4 months!)we are forced to read from substandard books written by very ordinary authors.The solution ,therefore,is to follow the American system where about 3-4 tests are conducted in a sem & the aggregate is taken to be your marks for that sem.This rules out the make or break exams that we write and only if they give more importance to improving the quality of the syllabus than merely its quantity,they can produce good engineers for tomorrow's India!