Monthly Archives: May 2015

Journey matters much more than destination!

In today’s era of rigorous competition, where everyone is striving for survival, be it in attaining education; seeking admissions to universities or getting placements in better firms; people often tend to ignore the path required to walk on in achieving their desired destination. Instead, the tendency of focusing on the aims, the goal is so much that they completely ignore the idea of the journey- the journey to the destination.
Journey plays a very important role in achieving one’s goal. At times, it is a cakewalk, whereas most of the times, it is a path full of thorns. Now the point of conflict arises in deciding which option to choose for one’s desired destination a) less time consuming, easy ridden but morally wrong; or b) more time consuming, difficult to walk on but morally correct?
We have often seen, and some of us have even experienced and felt the pressure building up because of our family. There are numerous cases wherein doctors, engineers, actors have chosen their respective paths under parental/family pressure. One can understand after analysis as to how these children decide their aims without even knowing the A, B, C of how they will achieve it. And unfortunately, after growing up, when they face the harsh reality of their so-called goals, these children turn out to rebel against their own parents. So, the logic behind this example is that without having any idea about which path one needs to take, one cannot decide about the goal. In other words, A Journey can be planned without knowing the destination, but a destination cannot be thought of without knowing the Journey. Many a times we sit in the car to go for a ride without planning where to go, but are we confident enough to go somewhere without knowing the route to that place? Probably not.
Similar is the case with International Education. Students often face a dilemma at some stage or the other – whether it is selecting the right Study Abroad group, choosing a suitable course / country for themselves or requiring guidance in applying to the university. Students need to make a correct decision while choosing a counselor, as this stage is most crucial one and can be a deciding factor of how your goal is to be achieved. It’s important for students to gain knowledge on possible options and research on future path of the selected program before making their decision. Studying abroad can be a expensive affair if seen from pure cost prospective hence making a informed choice lets that pressure go away!
Hence, here too, how smooth the journey (application process) alone will take care of the destination (getting the visa).
Urvashi Singhal
Debate Society, Kamla Nehru College, Delhi
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Current situation of Elementary Education in India

Free and compulsory education to all children up to the age of fourteen years is a Constitutional mandate in India. Elementary education in India is a fundamental right. Till 1960, all efforts were focused on provision of schooling facilities. It is realization of the goal of access that other mechanism of elementary education such as universal enrolment, retention and the quality of education has become the primary focus of planners and policy makers in the country.
The Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (Education for All Movement) is a flagship programme of the Government of India, initiated in 2000-01 to universalize elementary education has achieved a great milestone. Interventions by the Indian government under the programme aimed at increasing the number of schools, ensuring that schools have drinking water and toilets, providing effective training to teachers and improving learning outcomes. Under the SSA, special focus on providing access to education to disadvantaged groups, minorities and girls, who are often left behind was also emphasized.
Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan has come a long way achieving the following:
• Out of School children number has been brought down significantly (8 million in 2009, 3 million in 2012).
• Big boost to additional schools -195,000 Primary and more than 100,000 Upper Primary schools sanctioned.
• 2 million additional teacher posts. Today we have teachers with proper professional qualifications for teaching.
• Girls’ admission improved dramatically. Gender parity is achieved.
• The scheme supports 200 million children in 1.4 million schools in the country.
• Today there is a primary school within 1 Km distance of most children and almost every child is in school (Enrolment rates have gone up to 93%-95% in most parts of the country).

Fascinatingly, private investment in education has also gone up in the country. Estimates say that 27% of all the children are in private schools. In urban areas this ratio is 50%. With more urbanisation happening, the future of private schooling looks good. Therefore, in an appropriate way private schools have also contributed to universalise education in India.
India has done laudable work in universalizing primary education. The issue of access to schools and enrolment has been nearly resolved. In this scenario, the role of non-state actors has become significant. The country provides a balanced platform for a big role by private players in education. India looks forward to see the result of the interplay of the combined efforts of innovators and private players together play a major role in primary education alongside the Government.

Urvashi Singhal

Debate Society, Kamla Nehru College, Delhi
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Masters Education In Abroad

The one thing, above all, that comes to a student’s mind about his plans regarding higher studies is- “How about pursuing Overseas Education?” It brings on a smile to one’s face even once you start dreaming about you studying in abroad, and why not? Pursuing a degree in abroad add so much more to your existing personality, and more importantly, a boost to your curriculum vitae as well. A foreign degree can immediately outshine a candidate’s potentiality in terms of language capabilities, independence, confidence and cross-cultural competence – all these skills are highly appreciated and valued by employers in a twenty-first century global economy. When it comes to Foreign Education, pursuing a masters degree abroad seems to be more popular than starting early, though this decision depends completely on an individual. The reason behind this can be understood by the fact that masters program in abroad mainly focus practical aspect of learning. This is exactly the reason why having International Education ensures abundance in job opportunities, which is of foremost importance to anybody and everybody pursuing a Masters degree. This, by far, gives the student proper guidance to succeed in facing the demands of the employers all across the globe and makes a clear distinction between your application and the rest. It also ensures increase in job opportunities, which is of foremost importance to any and everybody pursuing a Masters degree.

Masters Education In Abroad

MBA in Abroad

MBA in Abroad                                                                                         The Master of Business Administration (MBA) is an internationally-recognized degree designed to develop the skills required for careers in business and management. The value of the MBA, however, is not limited strictly to the business world. Most of the students who are planning to get enroll to study in abroad for MBA program need to spend at least two years there. Most of the applicants find overseas education as one of the important decision for life and hence they should take care of all the required aspects of foreign education such as the TEST- In many universities abroad to secure a seat in any of the B-School student has to take GMAT test. In some other institutes work experience is necessary to get admission to study abroad. Opting to study a business and management degree abroad will prepare you for a career in management, entrepreneurship and business development