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    Active GD- An uniform schedule for exams and academic years will be beneficial- Do you agree or not?

    We are following a definite financial year, from April to March, namely, April Ist to March 31st. Earlier we all used to have a standard feeling of the academic year also in a somewhat similar way. It was more or less From June Ist to March 31st. There used to be some variation with a few days difference.

    But nowadays due to the burgeoning subjects and options and various categories of institutions and boards, there is almost no uniformity in admissions, the start of the academic, actual classes beginning, and even the final qualifying exams schedule too.

    This has brought in a lot of practical difficulties and many students miss a lot or are unable to avail their likes and choices due to the differences. At the very same time, some State governments (rather, state ruling political parties) object to the efforts of bringing a pan-Indian uniformity.

    I think this matter is to be discussed thoroughly in an educational forum like ISC. Such a discussion will bring out the various practical issues and give an idea if a more suitable practical implementation would be better or otherwise.

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  • #755541
    Uniformity in the academic year for various educational institutes and the schedule of examinations all over the country will be always good. That will help the students who want to migrate from one university to another university or from one state to another state. Otherwise, there are chances for students to lose some good chances because of these differences in their schedules.
    But these even at the state level we are not able to find this uniformity and there is no uniformity at the national level. This may be due to many universities, deemed universities, private universities so on and so forth. It is becoming very difficult to bring uniformity in schedules. Added to this the present COVID situation is causing added problems to the students and suffering a lot. How to bring in this uniformity is a big question to be considered by the state and central governments and take necessary actions for achieving the same.

    drrao
    always confident

  • #755545
    Uniformity in respect of imparting education in the different universities should be maintained so that the aspirants interested to qualify any competitive examinations don't face any issue in qualifying such examinations. Here in our Indian country, we can see the variations of syllabus in the different universities causing them a lot of inconvenience in the preparation of such examinations. This hurdle can be sorted out by the academics so that they will adhere to the same standards in the different universities so that their hurdles by way of preparations for any competitive examinations are eliminated.

  • #755550
    Ideally, there should be uniformity not only in the schedule of the colleges and universities but in the syllabus also. The Central Schools under the CBSE board follow the same schedule and syllabus across India. These schools were opened by the government to contain the problems faced by the employees of the Central Government with all India transfer liability.

    Presently there are more than a thousand universities in India. There are Central Universities, State Universities, Deemed Universities and Private Universities. The University Grant Commission is the official body to regulate different aspects of Universities.

    Apart from the officially recognised educational institutions, there are umpteen numbers of coaching institutions offering various educational packages, primarily preparing students for various competitive examinations as well as offering tuition to school and college institutes in general.

    The education industry in India has become too big, and rather unwieldy. A number of parliamentarians are associated with the education industry in one way or the other, directly or indirectly. It requires a great political will to bring a legislation to rein the education industry.

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  • #755552
    What the author has mentioned is the great matter to discuss here as many schools in the garb of taking their next year fees in advance from the parents, the results are not even announced and the students are deemed to be passed subject to marks corrections which would be done while they are in next class. In some schools they have done with summer holidays and the students were toiling with whole lots of books and weight to wait for bus and the parents are also equally bothered as they have to shell down the current academic final fees and also part of the next academic year fees. In some schools the teachers are not paid the summer holidays salaries citing there is no collection from the parents. So there need to be uniform schedule for the academic year across the country so that there should not be any confusion.
    K Mohan
    'Idhuvum Kadandhu Pogum "
    Even this challenging situation would ease

  • #755562
    This is a really good and informative thread that deserves discussion. I also wish that there should be uniformity in the academic year, it is very important. At times or inequality creates problems for the students and their families. When I was in school, the schools used to open from the first Monday after 15th June and the examinations used to end in March but nowadays the pattern has changed a lot, or we can say that the pattern has become chaotic and It is necessary to organize it, in which direction the education system along with the central and state government should come out with a solution.

  • #755879
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  • #755897
    Unfortunately India has many states, and each state has its own syllabus and academic importance and therefore insists for their own preference and following a schedule and the center cannot have the say or interference. For example most of the private schools in Telangana though have the central syllabus to follow, they do have the state schedule of even following the holidays and other matters and therefore there is no uniformity in academic schedules. Those who joined as new from other states would certainly find difficult if the schedules are different and moreover the local language has to be learned in some schools and that pave way for confrontation and non adherence to the rules in some schools. And states feel that center involvement to the state should not be in education sector and let it be a state subject.
    K Mohan
    'Idhuvum Kadandhu Pogum "
    Even this challenging situation would ease

  • #755903
    I am for uniformity in schedules for examinations and uniformity in the academic years. This will be very helpful for the students.
    The best examples of this are the NEET examination and NET examination. All aspirants who wanted to get admitted to MBBS can appear for one examination and based on the rank obtained they can get into the course in which they will be getting the seat. The same is the case with NET. Once you are qualified for the NET examination you can apply to any university in the country for your PhD. But for engineering entrance different states will be conducting different examinations. A student who wants to appear for the Engineering examination can't appear because there may be a difference in the syllabus or there may be difficulties in adjusting schedules also. Already entrance test is being conducted on a national level for IITs and NITs admission. Why can't the rank obtained in this can be considered for other institutes also? The life of the student will be easy and happy also,
    Because of differences in schedules and syllabus students are not able to get ready for different examinations.

    drrao
    always confident

  • #755904
    A student studying at a university for graduation may not get his final results before the due date for another university. Even though the student attends the entrance test and gets a good rank if the final results are not declared by his university, he will lose the chance of joining the other university for that year. He may not get a seat in his own university and he can't go to another university if there is any delay in the schedule of examinations or academic year in his university. The loss of one academic year for a student will definitely have serious implications on the higher studies and career of the person in this world of competition. The competition is increasing year by year.
    A student studying in one university may not be able to fare well in another university examination if there is a difference in the syllabus. This will also make the student handicapped. So if there is uniformity in the syllabus the student will not have any problems.

    drrao
    always confident

  • #755907
    When this central government is harping on one nation and one rule in many aspects, surely education sector need to be revamped and uniform rule for exams and academic year dates be fixed and be followed by all the education departments in the respective states. There may be hiccups and resistance from the opposition states as to the center being more authoritative in deciding the uniformity of the schedules, but the fact that it would be very much convenience for the students to decide the university and course and settle for the available stream for sure to continue. The present system is more confusing and many a time a candidate has to loose the selection process of other colleges in other states as there would be exams or results not yet declared in his native state. So I humbly request the central education minister to read this post and agree to our demands.
    K Mohan
    'Idhuvum Kadandhu Pogum "
    Even this challenging situation would ease

  • #755917
    I also think that there should be uniformity in the academic year and examinations in the schools and colleges in India. In most school districts, the academic session starts from April 1 to March 31 each year. Some states begin the academic year in January, others in June, and still others in July. Similarly, in college, there is some variation in the start of the academic session. which may create problems in the event that a student changes his or her school or college in between the sessions due to the transfer of their parents. They may experience difficulties because their curriculum is running forward. In the case of college students, it becomes more difficult because the student who appears on the entrance test of a university has not finished his qualifying degree. Though several universities/examination agencies allow these students to appear in the entrance examination, sometimes they do not. And sometimes it might be possible that they do not fulfil the required qualification after the final exam for a qualifying degree. So, it would be better if there was some uniformity in the academic session and examination schedule in schools and colleges.

    Further, in India, in each state, there is a huge difference in the syllabus. There are more than 40 boards in India, mainly 4 education boards, namely CBSE, ICSE, and IB (International Baccalaureate). All these boards' syllabuses are different from each other. Similarly, each university has also specified a syllabus. which creates a gap or difference in knowledge among the students. There must be uniformity in the syllabus so that there will not be a knowledge gap. A common syllabus will lead to a quality education without any discrimination on the basis of caste, faith, social, religious beliefs or economic background.

  • #755922
    All the participants in this GD till now have stood for "uniform schedule for exams and academic years ". They had all opined that such uniformity will be beneficial. I am afraid it may go one sided and lack the sharpness we expect in a GD.
    So I request more members, especially those who feel that the uniformity is not beneficial - to participate in this GD and put forth their views.
    There are many points discussed till now which can be disputed by those who do not favour the uniform schedules.
    Those who hold some strong regional political view may say that this goes against federalism.

  • #755932
    The government is providing educational facilities that benefit the citizens of tomorrow and become the best citizens. So politics should not come into the picture in this place and all parties should think of the benefits to the students. As such whatever actions will be taken by the government can't be viewed as against federalism. If there is any problem with the student community definitely that can be voiced by all. The interest of the student should be the top priority.
    Added to this, if uniformity is there in the syllabus also, the students will get the benefit of interacting with students of other institutions and sharing their views on the subject and can improve their knowledge and skill. That will definitely help the student in finding a good placement after the education.

    drrao
    always confident

  • #755933
    The huge achievement of uniformity of courses of the different boards in the secondary education and even in the university level would enable the students to have uniform courses of studies irrespective of their joining from one university to other in the wake of their parental transfer. The ultimate purpose of the students is to face competition after their final examination in the different competitive examinations. At this stage, they might be in the midst of confusion whether the curriculum being followed in their boards/ universities are sufficient enough to face the examination smoothly in terms of uniformity considering the other institutions. At this point I would like to add that the course of English Literature being followed in the graduation level in the Kolkata University is quite different than that of Delhi University. This anomaly might result in poor performance of an aspirant attached to the former university and In case of later aspirant from Delhi University could show impressive performance in UPSC examination if the question- setter is from the later university.
    The next drawback of the non uniformity of the course would lead to sufferings of the aspirants of joining the other universities in the wake of transfer of their parents. This will later create superiority complex of the students in case of their failures.

  • #755935
    The UGC in the year 2006 formed a committee in which former V-C of Anna University Prof M Anandakrishnan, former V-C of Mysore University Dr S N Hegde and the then Secretary-General of Association of Indian Universities Prof Dayanand Dongaonka are members to look into the feasibility of maintaining a uniform academic calendar in all the universities. Based on the report by the committee, the UGC issued a circular to all universities recognised by the University Grants Commission in the year 2007, asking all of them to adhere to the uniform academic calendar. B Every college or varsity has to start classes for first-year students in the first week of August. The remaining classes have to begin by the third week of July. I think this is already in force.
    If The same system is followed by schools also, it will be more convenient for all school-going children. The difference in schools also is not at the beginning of the year. But conducting the examinations and syllabus are the problems. Students who study in the State syllabus will have a different syllabus and the CBSE syllabus is different. There are differences between state to state in the syllabus even though the CBSE syllabus is the same same. The HRD ministry of the Central government should advise all the states to follow uniform schedules and syllabus and that should be on par with CBSE. These days the students studying in State syallbus are scoring more marks than students with CBSE syllabus. So uniformity in syallbus is required here also.

    drrao
    always confident

  • #755955
    Due to the disparity of syllabus structure, many aspirants of the private universities are enjoying much better privileges in matters of scorings of marks. They have the duel system of markings consisting of external examinations and the Internal ones even to the extent of allocation of marks in the ratio of 1/1. Such a system would place them in the comfortable rankings in the final examinations offering them better chances in the executive positions in the public undertakings as Management trainees ( Administration) or even in some private companies because of their impressive scores in the bachelor examinations( minimum qualification mark being fixed as 60 % ). The aspirants from the state or other central universities might be deprived of such benefits due to their different systems restricting to awarding them marks in such liberal fashions.
    While talking about the pattern of syllabus of CBSE, State Boards and ICSE, we can notice wide variations in relation to their syllabus leading to inflated markings in CBSE patterns whereas the aspirants from state level suffer due to their different patterns of awarding marks. Hence there is the need of restoring uniformity in the patterns.

  • #755959
    The topic of the GD is about the uniformity of the schedule for exams and academic years and not about the syllabus, which is too vast to make it compact and uniform. Considering the uniformity in the timetable for exams and academic years is not that easy. It will be a pressure upon the students and on their families.

    To bring uniformity to the schedule and academic calendar, the parent institutions must come on the same page. They must discuss and fix the dates so that the students do not suffer. Overlapping exam dates are not desirable, and the centre of the examination remains a matter of concern. Students should not miss their exams because their exam centres are in different places. It will disturb both their mind and body. If we dig further, the parents and well-wishers will also have mental stress. I feel uniformity is good, but the Education Department needs to scrutinise all the pros and cons.

    shampasaid

  • #755960
    As Shampa Sadhya said in #75599 above, the uniformity expected or suggested is only for the time frame. That is for the academic year beginning, sessions starting and conduct and declaration of results. The syllabus a will be as per the respective boards, universities or the relevant institution permitted as per statute. Of course, the syllabus requirement the case of universal subjects like maths,science etc should be within the overall frame work of minimum needed expertise or awareness needed at each level of the course or qualifying examinations.

    If a uniformity is implemented then it will be easy for the students and parents to plan their admissions and also plan the various matters present and future. There need not be any dilly dallying or running around from pillar to post.

    This can also help people plan for their vacation tours and travels.

    However there can be suitable adjustments on holidays and other matters as per local needs in between the semesters or academic term, but the beginning, the end and conduct of exams and declaration of results should conform to the uniform schedules.

  • #755961
    There are schools like Kendriya Vidyalayas and Army school where syllabus and exams almost run in similar manner and at the same time, their can be a little difference of few chapter but entire course and pattern runs entirely same throughout the India so that any army personnel transferring from one city to another and his/her children don't have to face much problem and this system runs so perfectly because of the coordination.
    This kind of coordination can be done at all schools level as well if only the CBSE and various other boards comes up such guidelines and rulings such an step will definitely help students to go at same pace every where and also for the student who often have to change schools due to some reason.

    "It is hardest thing in the world to be good thinker without being a good self examiner"

  • #755962
    As of now many students, aspiring to get admissions in institutions of their choice, lose their precious time and sometimes even one academic year due to the non-uniformity of conductor exams, declaration of results and starting of admission.

    This also causes lot of problems for those parents who are liable for transfer. If uniformity is brought in alll these students and parents can also well plan their relief and admiission within finite boundaries.

  • #755964
    The Indian government is a combination of both a federal and a unitary system. In the Constitution of India (Article 1) it is mentioned, that 'India shall be a union of states. So, there must be a single system and the power may be divided between States and must be One nation- one system and one-nation-one curriculum.

    If there will be a common academic calendar, examination schedule and of course a common syllabus throughout the country, that will help all the students to be on par with education at a similar schedule. So that they can attempt the entrance tests and take the admissions in the colleges without any loss of academic months/year. Further, the main issue with the academic schedule is that when academic sessions are started at different in different states, in that case, exams are also conducted at different times. Hence, their results are also declared at different times. Suppose, if a candidate is preparing for a national level exam and because his/her school/college exams are not conducted timely how will he/she be eligible to appear in the exam. While students start preparing for those national examinations throughout the year and waited desperately for them. It may create discontent in the students. Though UGC has issued some guidelines for colleges but still many times the academic session is not completed timely. I want to share one example here. In my State B.Ed is offered by several universities. One of my friends took admission in B.Ed. The session was already late and classes were started in the month of September and then the exams and practical exams were finished next year in the month of September and the Result was declared in December. And she received her Mark sheet later in January next year. So the one year course was completed in around one and half years. And between this period in my State, many vacancies for lecturers/teachers were advertised. But as her degree course was not completed she was not eligible to apply for that. While other Universities finished their session timely so those students took the advantage. If academic sessions were started and finished timely, then she could also avail of the opportunity.

    Anyway, there is a difference in the academic calendars in different states of India mainly because the academic schedule in different States is set due to climatic conditions. In north India, temperatures reach up to 45-48°c in May & June so they had vacationed in May and June. While in South India sessions start in June because the southern part experiences the peak of summer during April and May and thus has vacationed in this period. So, the Academic calendar has been set according to the climatic conditions in different States. But this difference can be adjusted so that academic and examination schedules will also be adjusted.

    Apart from this, I want to say that with a common academic & examination schedule and common syllabus throughout the country, no student will miss any opportunity to appear in the entrance tests and lag behind in education and hence, this will build their confidence and help them prepare better for competitive examinations or admission tests.

  • #755965
    I am aware of the fact that the GD topic is only the schedule of examinations and the academic year. But in addition to that making syllabus also uniform to some extent will be helpful to all the students so that all students will be studying at the same level only.
    Government officials when they are getting transferred from state to state their children will be allotted seats in Kendriya Vidyalayas and they will not face any problems. But some private employees who move from one state to another state because of changing their job will face a lot of difficulties in getting a seat for their wards as they may be studying in state syllabus schools. By implementing a uniform examination schedule. academic year and syllabus this problem can be solved.

    drrao
    always confident

  • #755972
    Though the topic was aimed at scheduling of the examinations and the academic year but uniformity of the syllabus of the schools would enable the students for exchanging their schools in such emergency situations when their parents are transferred from one state to the other. In that case, uniformity in the timing, finishing the courses uniformly in all all the schools following the same pattern including the course coverage should be effected in the same time. In that respect, we have seen how best CBSE schools irrespective of the states are maintaining the time schedules to finish the course taking place uniformly in the same timings. For the aspirants studying in the CBSE schools and their transfer due to whatever the reason could be would not affect their time schedules. The other patterns could take inspirations for their uniform compliance of timing apart from the coverage the course structure. With the introduction of completion of the schedules in the time can offer them to sit for their final tests in the preconceived timing so that they would not face dislocation in their academic year.

  • #755984
    In Chapter III of the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act, 2009 it is clearly mentioned that each local authority shall decide the academic calendar. Therefore, it is the duty of the local authority to decide the academic calendar whether it is a government school or a private school. But this provision of the academic calendar is not being implemented properly by the local authority. And, we see that all schools follow different schedules even in a city/district.

    All local authorities are ultimately governed by the Central government. So, there is a need for the Central government should issue the appropriate guidelines for the local authorities. If there will be a common academic schedule for all it will also facilitate the timely conduction of examinations. The same academic calendar for all the States will increase the attendance as all State holidays are not relevant to all localities. Hence, a common academic and examination schedule will be helpful to improve the quality of education.

  • #755994
    This calls for the serious thoughts by the academics and the government to look into this aspect. Conducting the examinations of the same standards irrespective of the different boards for the secondary schools and higher secondary should take place simultaneously so that academic year for the aspirants is not lost. This will definitely save the year loss of the students.
    In respect of higher educations such as under graduation/ post graduation/ engineering and medical streams being conducted by the different universities maintaining consistency of the academic year would not affect any discontinuation of the academic year.
    There are a lot of aspirants having lost full year in the wake late publications of the results of their degrees being persuaded by the aspirants. Such modifications will benefit them substantially.

  • #755997
    Talking about the uniformity of the syllabus is impossible, or I should say it shouldn't be uniform. Learning becomes limited if the students read a fixed syllabus throughout the country, and gaining knowledge will suffer. Students from various boards and universities come with different levels of learning in each subject that allows for enhancing their education with an interaction between them. Finally, it helps in cracking the various competitive exams with ease.

    Knowledge never goes wasted. Variety certainly helps, while the same syllabus across every school board, university and technical institution under different universities usually doesn't give an edge to a candidate. In my opinion, uniformity in course study is important for the basics of any subject, but making the same syllabus within the country doesn't throw a challenge. Challenge is a must for excelling in any field, so if it goes missing, the scope of education becomes limited.

    shampasaid

  • #755998
    If uniformity in the academic year and examinations schedules are brought in and syllabuses are made uniform, we can say that students have been given equal opportunities to all. Even we can give away with entrance tests for admissions to higher studies and based on the credits obtained in the qualifying examination seat can be allotted. Because of the discrepancies in the syllabus, only the need for an entrance test has arisen, I feel. If that happens the student will concentrate more on the subject and qualifying examination rather than on the entrance test.
    drrao
    always confident

  • #756004
    I don't think so. There is a Sanskrit saying "Spardaya vardate vidya" which means whenever there is a competition there is a development or scope of improvement of Education. So if the State and Central, ICSE syllabus students will face one common entrance test then only student knows which syllabus is better to crack the examination. The student has the right to choose their own syllabus of education. As per the Constitution, there are subjects divided on the basis of a central list, state list and concurrent list on the 42nd amendment Education is a concurrent list. Education is a matter placed in Entry 25 of List III of Schedule 7 of the Constitution, meaning thereby the state legislature also has legislative competence over the field, and by extension, the executive of that state. So in order to secure and safeguard the federal setup common syllabus, common examinations are not possible. So there is no meaning for one academic and one examination over all the country. It's utter nonsense in my view.
    Everyone should observe the nature of the Graphite structure because a Graphite has only a tendency to convert into diamond under tremendous temperature and pressure.

  • #756008
    If the syllabus is not uniform,uniform schedule for exams is not possible because the structure of the subject syllabus will determine the examinations. In each Semester how many lessons will be there if it is a semester-wise or if it is a term-based examination that has a different schedule for it.
    Everyone should observe the nature of the Graphite structure because a Graphite has only a tendency to convert into diamond under tremendous temperature and pressure.

  • #756012
    If we are talking about uniformity in the syllabus, then I want to say that there must be a uniformity in the syllabus. Anyway, still, the subjects that are being taught nowadays in each class are almost the same, like English, Maths, Science, Social Studies, etc. Apart from these, each state has its own state language that students study as a separate language. The syllabus of all these subjects is almost the same, so what is the problem with conducting examinations at the same time? But If there will be differences in the syllabus many problems may create. I have also faced some difficulties due to non-uniformity in the syllabus. My son is studying in a school that has its own syllabus and designed books. That is different from the NCERT. While other schools follow the NCERT syllabus, some schools are not following. Here, students study Science and Social Studies while it is EVS as per NCERT. The course content was also very different. I wanted to enrol my child on online coaching classes, but then I found that they would follow the NCERT syllabus and textbooks. And after that, I checked it with many other coaching centres and found that they all follow the NCERT syllabus. So, I didn't enrol my child in those coaching classes because, for a small child, it is necessary that he study the same syllabus that has been prescribed by his school. So, I was not able to use those facilities. But if there were a common syllabus, these kinds of issues would not arise.

  • #756013
    Uniformity of the syllabus is not possible because each state has got distinct knowledgeable persons and eminent professors who organize or prepare the structure of the syllabus for each class and subject. So it creates a lot of improvement in present Education.
    Everyone should observe the nature of the Graphite structure because a Graphite has only a tendency to convert into diamond under tremendous temperature and pressure.

  • #756014
    I am in favour of uniformity in the academic year and examinations in the schools and colleges in India. If it happens then it would be convenient for any students. Oftentimes, many students miss the opportunity because of the different syllabi of different states. The academic session varies from state to state. Some states begin the academic year in January whereas some in July. It creates problems for those students who want to change their school due to the transfer of their parents. Generally, such students have to study in central school because of the different academic sessions. In such a situation, college student also suffers a lot when wants to get admitted to another university. Besides, different syllabus and patterns also matter in this respect.

  • #756015
    In each state, there are schools for State, Central(CBSE, NCERT), ICSE, and integrated syllabus courses so there is an option for students or their parents to choose their syllabus on their own or for their ward. It is stupid and unreasonable to think that Uniformity in syllabus and examinations in the academic education in the country.
    Everyone should observe the nature of the Graphite structure because a Graphite has only a tendency to convert into diamond under tremendous temperature and pressure.

  • #756030
    Yes, the course structure might vary from CBSE pattern to State pattern and the same is applicable in other patterns following different syllabus. We cannot bring the same in ones but again considering the fate of students for the perusal of the next course, there should be uniformity of conducting examinations of all the boards and even the examinations of the different universities at the coinciding periods of all such examinations. If there exists any difference in maintaining the schedules from board to board, universities to universities, there should be an authority to look into this aspect so that the aspirants are not suffering in choosing their favourite courses in the next year. Such a step would be crucial in saving their academic career.

  • #756033
    It is an illogical or unwanted and unethical or brainless to bring one syllabus and one examination throughout the country and it is not even a debatable or discussion as I don't know who has brought this thread into group discussions maybe there is a keyword education that can lure more people to visit the site or for SEO (Search Engine Optimization). I plea to that person doesn't bring such illogical discussions to debate without proper exercise on the subject.
    Everyone should observe the nature of the Graphite structure because a Graphite has only a tendency to convert into diamond under tremendous temperature and pressure.

  • #756035
    In the GD, the participating members believe that there should be uniformity in the syllabus, the timing of the session and exams. Although the topic is about the uniformity of the session and examinations, one cannot ignore that discussing the syllabus does play an integral part in the education process.

    Well, the uniform schedule for exams and academic years is dicey. There are numerous boards and universities, so it's impossible to bring uniformity to the academic calendar. It can be possible only when the Education Department forms a new committee, which will manage the scheduling of sessions and examinations to bring one and all boards and universities under its umbrella. It will open a job avenue, and various universities and boards will not be at loggerheads.

    The new committee must look after that no student should miss any examination. If the committee fails to find a solution for the students who have filled out numerous forms for different courses to choose one for their career, then such a committee will be useless.

    The candidates from the village and weaker sections will be at a loss. Travelling from one centre to another within a short span will be difficult because they have to manage their lodging. Thus, scheduling examinations in a town and city will benefit the resident students, but village students need extra time for a proper arrangement. It will be pressure on their pocket, time and a botheration for the students that will hurt their preparation for the exam.

    shampasaid

  • #756037
    Almost all the participants except one or two agreed that there should be uniformity in examination schedules, academic year and syllabus for the various courses. This will see that all the students will have a chance to avail all the opportunities. Definitely, this will make students competitive and all will be having equal opportunities. The central government should arrange a meeting will education ministers of all the states and discuss in detail to make a proposal for this and try to implement it. If this is done, as mentioned by me earlier. the need for entrance tests will also be not there, I feel.
    drrao
    always confident

  • #756040
    I remember I was in my seventh or eighth class under Bihar Board. At that time, the Bihar Board wanted to change the rule and conduct the Secondary examination in the tenth class and not in the eleventh class. The authority changed the name of the next class by adding 'New' to its name. We appeared our Secondary Examination in eleventh, but the name of the class changed to tenth. It's ridiculous. The students did not benefit from the rule, but the Board could adjust the span.

    Thus, changing various rules for the students usually harm a few batches. The students who join school can benefit and not those who are in the middle of their schooling. So, to bring in uniformity, it should start with the batch that starts school education and not in the middle.

    I want to add that some universities are not punctual in declaring results. The students suffer, so firstly, uniformity must be in administration. It will help students decide the institutions according to their preference, so uniformity in result declaration is a must though nobody cares about it.

    shampasaid

  • #756045
    I beg to disagree with Dr Rao #756037 because uniformity in the syllabus will limit the education offered. The concept of education should be widespread, and students from different educational institutions with no uniformity in education policy become a scapegoat. It's wrong to harm the students: let the discussion remain open and exchange their learning to uplift each other's knowledge.
    shampasaid

  • #756048
    We are not in favour of limiting syllabus and even now, it is not existing in the different patterns of examinations right from the Board Level to the University Level where we can gauge different structures of syllabus. Our pressing need is to maintain uniformity of the declaration of the results of the different examinations providing the aspirants of their admission in the next courses for which they might have passion without wasting a year for their desired streams.
    Again considering the toughness of IIT or NEET, the aspirants would be required to follow their course of studies to crack the examination since they might have covered certain portions which might be missing in their syllabus in the schools.
    We would stress the need of publication of results timely irrespective of the patterns being followed in their past studies and the regulatory authority would rescue the student community with the maintenance of scheduling of timing of the course.

  • #756049
    #756045 lt's true that uniformity in the syllabus will limit the education. But you didn't consider other kind of problem which will create due to it. Many student will miss the opportunity due to different syllabus and academic year. Which is more important in life- Having more knowledge but no use or having less knowledge but more use. I mean to say that If anybody have good subject knowledge but never use it in life. Then what's the benefit.

  • #756050
    A common academic and examination schedule is required to save the precious time of the students from wastage and it will also help them to stop being discontent. I am concluding GD here with the point that a common academic and examination schedule would remove discrimination and hurdles that are faced by the students due to this difference. It will also improve the quality of education. It will provide the right ground for the learning and development of the students, which may turn out to be very beneficial in future. To implement this, the government needs to make some appropriate guidelines. All in all, a common academic and examination schedule seems to be a wise option, but it is yet to be implemented over the entire country.

  • #756051
    To conclude, I would stand against the motion that a uniform schedule for exams and academic years will be beneficial. Uniformity is possible only then when each and every examination board comes under another board. That's a big task, and it will lack competition. I am not in favour of uniformity.
    shampasaid

  • #756052
    As I don't want to participate in this GD but still some responses that are in favor of this discussion provoke me to join this GD. In the mother's womb, a child must complete 9 months period to come out successfully to see this world. Any premature delivery is dangerous for both mother and child. or a Mother doesn't want to have laborious pain she wants a cesarean that is also dangerous for both baby and mother. Similarly, the student must complete the portions of the respective syllabus to write common entrance or eligibility tests at the national level such as IIT, NEET, NIT, and other prestigious tests. Common Syllabus or Common examination is not possible in near future. Those who think on the same lines they want to create a restless ness environment in the country.
    Everyone should observe the nature of the Graphite structure because a Graphite has only a tendency to convert into diamond under tremendous temperature and pressure.


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