Our handwriting has become increasingly illegibleOver the years, we are becoming more and more dependent on laptops and computers. This phenomenon are being increasingly observed all over the world. Even the students are increasingly becoming dependent on laptop and desktop and their handwriting are getting worse. The teachers and examiners are finding it more difficult to read the answer-scripts of the students. The prestigious Cambridge University has decided to discontinue traditional pen and paper examination and allow examination with laptops.
In India also, it would now become a matter of time to replace pen and paper examination with laptop in Universities. But I feel that discontinuing pen and paper examination would cause problem for students of rural background, who are not very computer-savvy.
This is the direct consequence of discontinuing handwriting tests and contests in schools.