Widening horizons

Widening horizons

Learning from the comparitive study between the Indian Education System and the Foreign Education System, a number of Indian students opt to attain their higher studies from a foreign university.

This is because of the practical exposure given to students on the subjects they study. Each subject irrespective of the course taken helps its students to gain an understanding of its practical approach. They enable their students to collect primary data regarding various issues and conduct research activities on it.

They basically learn how to study a situation from the corporate point of view. They use original values and data of a company for their research and other study purposes. Whereas, in many Indian Education Institutions such practical  exposure to its students is not practiced.

A study by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council showed that 90 per cent of the colleges and 70 per cent of the universities that the council graded were of middling or poor quality. One of the causes was the improper teaching culture carried on by various schools and colleges.

The  teachers should be given effective training and they should adapt to the effective teaching methodology. Also, on an average most Indian universities revise their curricula only once in five to ten  years. Hence, the implementation of providing better educational facilities is delayed.

A student who had been abroad as a part of the Universities student exchange programme, said that in India, students study only for the sake of passing an examination and not to gain the current aspect of the subjects he is dealt in. Due to which they find it very difficult to get into the corporate world.

The students are able to learn theory well, but when it comes to the practical application of the acquired knowledge, there are some grave setbacks and issues in these courses.The students need to be given a practical understanding of how the subject is to be studied. 

Some schools have neither laboratory facilities to train students, nor do they have proper infrastructural facilities. Whereas on the other hand, when it comes to exposure and practical training facilities, standards of the industry, there are very few schools and colleges that can maintain adequate levels and provide internship opportunities to its students in corporate world.

It is very much essential for all colleges to provide internship opportunities so as to enable the students to acquire a first hand experience of the corporate world and thus to prepare themselves for the future competition.

 In the recent years, it is noticed that the Indian  educational institutions are improvising on their functioning, adapting to many changes, providing better infrastructure, many new facilities and wider opportunities to its students.

Many Indian Universities have started “Student Exchange Programes” which is a program in which students from a secondary school or university study abroad at one of their institution's partner institutions. Here, a few students from each department are sent to different foreign universities.

They not only get to expose themselves to its culture and way of education but also to bring back with them a handful of learning experience. Also, students from various countries are sent to India for the same. Foreign exchange programs exist to provide practical training and employment and the sharing of history, culture, and traditions of the participants' home country.

Every educational system, be it Indian or Foreign will have its own pros and cons. It is the responsibility of every institution to ensure that its drawbacks are minimal.

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