Amazon India today announced the launch of Amazon Academy to help students preparing for the JEE (Joint Entrance Examination) for entrance to engineering colleges. The online preparation offering will equip students with in-depth knowledge and practice routines required for the JEE, through curated learning material, live lectures and comprehensive assessments in Math, Physics and Chemistry.
The beta version of Amazon Academy will be available free of cost on the web and the Google Play store.
Amol Gurwara, Director, Education at Amazon India, said, “Amazon Academy aims to bring high quality, affordable education to all, starting with those preparing for engineering entrance examinations. Our mission is to help students achieve their outcomes while also empowering educators and content partners reach millions of students. Our primary focus has been on content quality, deep learning analytics and student experience. This launch will help engineering aspirants prepare better and achieve the winning edge in JEE.”
All learning material and exam content has been developed by expert faculty from across the country. In addition to the JEE, those preparing for BITSAT, VITEEE, SRMJEEE, and MET exams will also benefit from the quality content resources available. The content is currently available for free and will continue to be for the next few months.
जीयूएसः साल 2021 में भारत और विदेशों में शिक्षा और कार्यस्थलों में नये ट्रेंड्स और बदलाव देखने को मिलेंगे
नई दिल्ली, 11 जनवरी, 2021: कार्यस्थल से सम्बंधित सदाबहार कुशलताएं और शिक्षा में तकनीकी प्रगति साल 2021 में भारत ही नहीं बल्कि विदेशों में भी भविष्य की राह तय करेंगे। भारत सरकार ने उच्च शिक्षा में विदेशी कंपनियों के लिये अपने दरवाजे खोल दिये हैं, लेकिन विशेषज्ञों को लगता है कि अलग-अलग विषयों में पढ़ाई आकर्षण का मुख्य केन्द्र होगी, साथ ही कार्यस्थलों में तकनीकी और व्यवहारिक कुशलताओं के संयोजन पर भी फोकस रहेगा। यही नहीं, जो कुछ साल पहले तक प्रासंगिक था, उसमें बड़ा बदलाव होगा।
यह भी उम्मीद की जा रही है कि शिक्षकों का कौशल बढ़ाने पर ज्यादा जोर देने और नए सॉफ्टवेयर्स के आने से पढ़ाई करने और कराने की प्रक्रिया में बदलाव जारी रहेगा। इससे सीखने की प्रक्रिया में मौजूद वर्चुअल अंतर दूर होगा।
भारत के उच्च शिक्षा संस्थानों के लिये भविष्य के मार्ग पर टिप्पणी करते हुए ग्लोबल यूनिवर्सिटी सिस्टम्स (जीयूएस) में एशिया पैसिफिक के सीईओ शरद मेहरा ने कहा, ‘‘साल 2021 अपने साथ देश के एज्युकेशन सेक्टर के लिये उम्मीद की किरण और अवसरों का अंबार लेकर आया है। पिछले कुछ महीने चुनौतीपूर्ण रहे हैं, लेकिन इनसे सोचने के नये तरीकों को बढ़ावा मिला है और वर्तमान शिक्षा प्रणाली में पढ़ाई के तरीकों को नया आकार मिला है। एनईपी के लागू होने से भारत में शिक्षा प्रणाली की संरचना को नई परिभाषा मिलेगी। यूनिवर्सिटीज और शिक्षक स्टूडेन्ट की भागीदारी के ऑनलाइन तरीके को सहयोग देने के लिये तेजी से बदलावों को अपना रहे हैं। सीखने के मिश्रित और शिक्षा देने के हाइब्रिड मॉडल्स अपनी तेज गति जारी रखेंगे। इसके अलावा, व्यावहारिकता, शोध और नवाचार पर बढ़ता जोर ‘नेक्स्ट नॉर्मल’ कोर्सेस की मांग बढ़ाएगा, जिससे देश के युवाओं में नौकरी पाने की अपेक्षाओं को बढ़ावा मिलेगा।’’
काम का भविष्य भी बदल रहा है। श्री मेहरा ने आगे कहा, ‘‘साल 2021 सभी उद्योगों में बिजनेसेस के लिये बहुत सारी आशा लेकर आया है और यह आर्थिक नुकसानों की भरपाई करने का वचन भी निभाता है। जब महामारी आई और देश में लॉकडाउन लगा, तब अधिकांश ऑर्गेनाइजेशंस की प्रमुख चिंता थी कर्मचारियों की सुरक्षा और बिजनेस जारी रखना। हालांकि, पिछले साल आई सभी चुनौतियों के बावजूद, यह नया साल आगे के लिये बड़े सबक देने वाला रहेगा। भारत डिजिटल टेक्नोलॉजीज द्वारा होने वाले सामाजिक-आर्थिक बदलाव की राह पर है। हमने दूर से काम करने और व्यावसायिक लक्ष्यों को पाने के लिहाज से बड़े सुधार देखे हैं। अब हम नये दशक में बढ़ रहे हैं, तो नई वास्तविकताओं को अपनाना, मिलकर काम करना और दूर से काम करना नई बात होगी। कर्मचारी सुरक्षा और स्वास्थ्य नीतियाँ भी प्रतिभा को लेने और उन्हें बनाये रखने के संदर्भ में महत्वपूर्ण होंगी।’’
IIT Bombay is all set to release GATE 2021 admit card. The direct connection of GATE admit card 2021 will be available at gate.iitb.ac.in.
The GATE 2021 admission card will soon be issued by IIT Bombay. The GATE 2021 Admit Card will be available at gate.iitb.ac.in. To download the GATE Hall Ticket 2021, candidates should have their login credentials. After the official update, a direct connection to download the GATE Admit Card 2021 will be available here.
But now trends are changing, the mind frame is changing, the definition of education has evolved over a period of time radically. Sport events, extra-curricular activities or other practice for the learning of skills are now becoming important. More emphasis is on the holistic growth of learners rather than the growth of one tract. These days, classes, apart from academics, are equally focused on extra-curricular events and athletics to make students all-rounders.
Earlier people use to say “Sports will spoil the life” but now sports activities are getting focus. Sports are playing an important role in holistic development and in educating students as it teaches them to become strong from inside and also develop a fit and sound body.
Fusion of sports and education can help students to develop a self-motivating spirit to do things on their own and increase accountability and responsibility. Being active in sports can help students relax from the syllabus of their daily learning course routine and also reduce the stress of the exam. Keeping mind, body and soul in harmony and maintaining a balance between work and play is a great medium. Day-to-day sports training will help students develop leadership skills
As educational institutions view sports as a significant practice, there is also an influence on the sector. Today, internationally, there is a unifying appeal as an industry for a sport. The sports market has a diverse appeal that many other, even bigger sectors admire.It has the authority to describe countries in their entirety. Sports offer an outstanding opportunity to investigate science principles such as stamina, movement, potential capacity, speed, and torque.
Sports – Still for the sake of formality
Each school has sports incorporated in their curriculum as they recognize the value of physical fitness and exercise. However, the meaning given to sports stops there, as this presence is solely for the sake of formality.
It is found that schools use sports only for the following reason:
1. Marketing purpose
2. Brochure Decoration
3. Board’s Guidelines compliance
4. Because others are doing
But if school really views sport as a significant thing, students will really support them. They will genuinely provide students with holistic development.
Importance of Sports in Education.
The principles of teamwork, teamwork, competitive spirit and empathy are obtained from athletics. Sports conditioning not only helps athletes to retain their physical endurance, but also their commitment, discipline, desire to succeed, motivation, etc.
Sports have long been used as a means to remain safe and in condition, but it goes far beyond their relevance. In addition, playing sports offers life skills like patience, responsibility, self-confidence, accountability and coordination.
Let’s sum up – Sports and Education
Playing sports has some serious advantages. Sports will make you do well at school, smile more and worry less, deal with setbacks, work better with others and strengthen your courage, all of which lets you balance school with everything else that happens with your life, in addition to just being enjoyable.
Benefits of Sports other than Physical health benefit :
Many athletes do better academically.
Sports teach teamwork
Sports teaches problem-solving skills. …
Sports boost self-esteem. …
Reduce pressure and stress with sports.
And I say for myself that studies are more critical than sports. Don’t abandon your sports studies. Keep sports as your routine, get into any sport, be fit to keep you away from pressure and other issues.
With the NEET 2021 registration to start tentatively by the year-end, it is important to know the NEET 2021 eligibility to avoid any confusion in days to come. You can also check the Eligibility Criteria in the month of Dec 2020 on the NTA website. Based on the NEET eligibility of last year, medical candidates must satisfy the nationality criteria, age criteria, and other academic requirements in order to attempt the exam.
The ‘Upper Age Limit’ criteria are removed by NTA, which will ensure the candidates with 25 years of age to attempt the exam.
Another update on NEET 2021 eligibility is the number of attempts limit has been removed.
Students who have taken biology as an additional subject in 12th can also apply.
NRIs will have to clear the NEET 2021 exam before starting to practice.
Let’s read further to know more about NEET 2021 eligibility.
NEET 2021 Eligibility – Basic Eligibility, Age Limit, 15% Quota & State Quota Eligibility
Below mentioned are the basic NEET 2021 eligibility criteria to attempt the exam:
Aspirants must have passed or appeared in 12th class or similar examination with subjects – Chemistry, Physics, Biology or Biotechnology, and English as core subjects from a recognized board.
Students from the General category must secure at least 50%.
SC/ST/OBC candidates will have to score 40% marks, and PwD candidates must secure 45% marks.
Students must be 17 years old by 31st December 2021 to clear the NEET 2021 eligibility.
Indian Nationals, NRIs, OCIs, PIOs, and Foreign Nationals can attempt the exam.
Foreign Nationals must hold either of the following qualifications from schools – IB (International Baccalaureate), GCSE, Advanced Placement.
As mentioned earlier, students can attempt the exam any number of times.
Aspirants must have acquired 17 years of age by 31st December 2021
Aspirants with an age of 25 years can take the exam. There is a five years relaxation for the candidates from reserved categories.
Candidates who are more than 25, can be provisionally allowed to take the examination. But their admission will depend on the Supreme Court verdict.
NEET 2021 Eligibility for 15% AIQ Seats
All, Indian citizens, NRIs, Overseas Citizen of India (OCI), Persons of Indian Origin or PIOs and Foreign Nationals are eligible for the 15% All India Quota seats. To lay claim on the 15% AIQ seats, candidates must register for the NEET counselling by MCC.
If any seats remain vacant under the AIQ after the 2 rounds of counselling, they will come under the State Quota seats.
The merit list will have the same number of names as the seats under the AIQ. Candidates will thus have seats allotted directly.
Students whose names will be in the waiting list will be guided as per the directions of the Director-General of Health Services.
Telangana and Andhra Pradesh can now take part in the 15% All India Quota Counselling.
There will be no need for the submission of the self-declaration form.
Students from Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh are not eligible for 15% All India Quota seats. This is because they chose not to be a part of the All India Scheme.
During the NEET Counselling by MCC, the self-declaration form will be verified by the officials. Any discrepancies will tantamount to a rejection of the application.
Students of JAMMU and Kashmir and Ladakh will be able to apply to the private colleges or deemed universities to study – Medical, Dental, Ayurveda, Homeopath, and other streams.
NEET 2021 Eligibility – State Quota Seats
Here, we will discuss the rules to clear the NEET 2021 eligibility to claim the State Quota Seats. The states participating in the NEET exam will carry out seat allotment of the 85% of their MBBS/BDS seats. The allotment will be done through State Counselling. Following are the criteria –
Candidates must have completed or appeared in 10th and 12th exams from their respective states.
Also, aspirants should have all the valid documents stating them as a resident of the state.
The respective State’s & Union Territory’s norms on NEET 2021 eligibility will be applicable for admission to State Quota seats.
Deemed Private Universities will carry out their counselling procedures.
Indian Nationals, Foreign Nationals, NRIs, Overseas Citizen of India, and Persons of Indian Origin are eligible to take admission to state colleges.
Foreign nationals have to clear NEET 2021 eligibility from respective colleges or states.
What is the demand for 27% OBC Reservation?
Recently, a plea has been filed with the Delhi High Court seeking a 27% quota for OBCs in the Medical Colleges. However, the Supreme court has rejected the plea and told petitioners to file a plea at the state High Courts.
We are hopeful that the above information on NEET 2021 Eligibility will clear doubts from student’s minds planning to take the exam next year. To be aware of eligibility is critical before attempting such a popular and national level exam. We will further urge the aspirants to visit the NTA website frequently to check updates on NEET 2021 registration, Admit Card & Exam Dates.
Are you preparing for the JEE Main 2021 exam? If yes, then this article will help you in learning more about this exam and how to prepare well to score well in the exam. Mock tests play an important role while preparing for a competitive exam like JEE Main 2021 as it helps you to judge your performance.
To help candidates with their JEE Main 2020 preparations, the National Testing Agency created a free AI-Powered Mock Test Application with the name, ‘National Test Abhyas‘. The same facility is going to be available specifically for the 2021 aspirants. Scroll down to know more about the same.
Free JEE Main 2021 Mock Tests
The free AI-Powered mock tests for JEE Main 2021 will be made available on the NTA website soon. Students preparing for this exam will be able to take more mock tests by clicking on the “mock test” link on the official website after that.
In addition to the free mock tests, the exam authority has also made online lectures available on their official website for JEE Main 2020. The same is expected of 2021 aspirants.
NTA has established close to 3000 Test Practice Centers so that the candidates living in rural areas can avail the online computer-based test. All students need to do is to register at the official website to book slots based on their convenience.
JEE Main 2021-How to take Mock Test?
Candidates planning to give the JEE Main examination 2021 can give the mock tests in 2 ways i.e. either registering with the NTA Test website – https://www.ntatpcsr.in/login or straightaway visiting this link – https://www.nta.ac.in/Quiz. The detailed process to give mock tests on JEE Main 2021 is mentioned underneath:
Step 1: To begin with, candidates need to visit the https://www.ntatpcsr.in/login/ or https://www.nta.ac.in/Quiz. The former link will require your registration while the later will allow you to take the test without registering.
Step 2: If you have opted to register first, then post-registration a window will appear where you will have to click on the Mock Test option on the left side. You will be able to see a new window on the main screen.
In case candidates wanting to give the mock tests without registering are supposed to select the exam for which they will be appearing after visiting https://www.nta.ac.in/Quiz. From now on the process is similar for both cases. Click on. JEE Main from the drop-down list. Post that hit on the “Start Mock Test’ Link.
Step 3: After that, a login window will be displayed on the screen. You are not required to enter credentials any further. Tap on the login icon to continue doing the test.
Step 4: Once candidates have logged in successfully, they are supposed to go through the general instructions before giving the mock tests. Make sure that all the instructions are read carefully, before clicking on the “Proceed” button.
Step 5: Once the entire procedure as mentioned above is read, JEE Main 2021 mock test window will be displayed on the screen, and students can easily give the test.
Step 6: Post doing the test, candidates must tap on the “Submit” icon. Go through the exam summary after giving the exam. If you believe all the answers are correct, click on the “Yes” icon, your test will be submitted successfully.
Important things to note while giving the JEE Main 2021 Mock Test
Candidates giving JEE Main 2021 mock tests are suggested to go through all the directions once they start taking the same.
Status of Answers on the Question Palette
Candidates who have given the exam can understand the status of questions and answers with beneath mentioned colour codes-
Colour of the button
Questions that are not answered
Questions that are not checked by the candidates yet
Questions that are answered by the candidates
Purple with a green circle
Questions that are answered but marked for review by the candidates
Questions that are not answered, but marked for review
How to navigate a question in JEE Main 2021 Mock Test
Adhering to the following instructions will help candidates to attempt the answers correctly:
Tap on the question number mentioned in the Question Palette at the right-hand side of the screen to go to that numbered question directly. One must note down that using this option will not save the answer to the current question.
There is a need to tap on the save option before proceeding to the next one.
Aspirants can also tap on ‘Mark for Review’ & then tap on ‘Next’ to save the answer for the current question. Click on the review option, and then go to the next question.
Things that need to be considered while giving JEE Main Mock Test
The entire duration for the JEE Main 2021 mock test will be 180 minutes.
The remaining time of the mock test would be displayed on the countdown timer that is displayed on the right-hand corner on top of the screen.
On completion, the exam would be submitted automatically.
In case any answer is marked for review, the same will be considered while giving the marks.
Students are allowed to revisit the questions that were not answered previously and marked for review.
Benefits of JEE Main Mock Test
JEE Main 2021 Mock Test will be a replication for the real exam that helps understand more about the exam pattern, kinds of questions asked in the exam, etc. By taking more mock tests, candidates can develop a familiarity about the latest exam patterns and the style of questions asked in the exam.
By practising more Mock Tests, aspirants can understand the correct procedure to give the test, which is taken online.
With the help of JEE Main Test series, students can learn new techniques that help complete the exam within the allotted time.
Since completing the test on time is crucial, doing more mock tests makes you an expert in time management.
Another important advantage of such mock tests is that they assist candidates in understanding their loopholes. By knowing their weaker points, they can work on the same to get a good score in the exam.
Additionally, such tests will help the candidates, especially the ones who are not so familiar with the online mode. They can adapt to the real-time scenario and can boost their much-required skills. Knowing the mistakes will help candidates to work on the ways that help improve their score.
So all the candidates who are preparing for the JEE Main examination 2021 must refer to the official website of NTA to take mock tests. In this global pandemic, candidates preparing for the JEE Main 2021 from their homes can refer to the NTA Mock Tests for free. All the best for an effective preparation!
हम जीवन के हर क्षण में कुछ न कुछ सीखते हैं, या यूँ कहें की से काम करते हैं तो हर क्षण हमें कुछ न कुछ सीखा कर जाता है |
ऐसे में मुझे टीवी के एक रियलिटी शो प्रतिभागी की बात याद आती है, जिसने कहा की ” वो या तो जीतता है या सीखता है “. ये उस प्रतिभागी का जीवन के प्रति दृष्टिकोण है |
ये वो सकारात्मक दृष्टिकोण है जो माता पिता अपने बच्चों को व् अध्यापक अपने छात्रों को दे सकते हैं | ये वो दृष्टिकोण है तो उनको हर मुश्किल में निरंतर काम करने का हौसला देगा | ये वो दृष्टिकोण है जो उनको मुश्किल में लड़ने का व् जीतनेबच्चों में निपुणता का दृष्टिकोण का विश्वास देगा |
इस दृष्टिकोण को किसी भी व्यक्ति के अंदर डालना कोई एक क्षण का काम नहीं, यह एक लम्बी साधना है | खैर हम आज यहाँ किसी और विषय पर बात करेंगे |
आज यहाँ मैं कुछ ऐसे विषय पर चर्चा करने वाला हूँ जो वास्तव में एक स्थिति है | एक ऐसी स्थिति जिसको यदि हम अपने बच्चों को या अपने छात्रों को समझाने की कोशिश करें और वे उस स्थिति को समझ लें व् उस स्थिति को पाने की कोशिश करें तो वे हर मुश्किल हालात को पर कर सकते हैं
हर परीक्षा में चाहे वो खेल हो या अध्यन्न वे हर हाल में विजयी होंगे |
चलिए एक परिस्थिति के बारे में विचार करते हैं |
आप सभी अपने स्कूल से या ऑफिस से घर रोज जाते होंगे | जब आप स्कूल से या ऑफिस घर जाते हैं या घर से स्कूल या ऑफिस जाते हैं तो क्या कभी रास्ते में रुक कर सोचते हैं की किस रास्ते जाना है ? सोचिये क्या कभी इस बात पर विचार आया ? संभवतया नहीं | आप केवल ये सोचते हैं की घर जाना है, स्कूल जाना है या ऑफिस जाना है | ये विचार नहीं करते के किस रास्ते जाना है | आप स्वतः ही पहुँच जाते हैं | और बिना सोचे रोज वाले रास्ते से आपने पहुँच जाते हैं |
सोचिए ऐसा क्यों होता है ? क्या कोई चमत्कार होता है , क्या कोई जादुई ताकत या कोई दैवीय ताकत आपके लिए ऐसा करती है ?
नहीं कोई चमत्कार या कोई जादुई करिश्मा नहीं है | मैक्सवेल माल्टज़ ने अपनी रचना साइको साइबरनेटिक्स में इस स्थिति पर चर्चा की है | उसी को माध्यम लेकर में इसपर चर्चा करूँगा
ऐसा इसलिए होता है क्यूंकि आपको इसको आदत है | आदत वास्तव में होता क्या है | आदत वास्तव के एक ऐसी अवस्था है जिसमें हमें कुछ करने के लिए सोचना नहीं पड़ता | हमारे मस्तिष्क को पता है की हम काम करने में सक्षम हैं व् निपुण है , वह स्वतः ही काम करने लगता है |
जब हम अपने छात्रों या बच्चों के साथ काम करते हैं तब हमारा लक्ष्य होना चाहिए की निपुणता को उनकी आदत बनाना है | सक्षमता को उनकी आदत बनाना है |
इसका अर्थ क्या है | चलिए थोड़ा विस्तार से समझते हैं, सामान्यता इसको चार भागों में बाँट सकते हैं | इनको चार भाग भी कह सकते हैं या चार चरण भी कह सकते हैं | हर व्यक्ति को सक्षमता को आदत बनाने के लिए इन चार चरणों से होकर गुजरना पड़ता है | ये चार चरण हैं –
चरण 1. अचेतन असक्षमता
चरण 2. चेतन असक्षमता
चरण 3. चेतन सक्षमता
चरण 4. अचेतन सक्षमता
अचेतन असक्षमता से अचेतन सक्षमता तक जाने का सफर ही निपुणता है|
ये वो अवस्था है जब हमें पता ही नहीं की हमें क्या नहीं आता | उदाहरण के तौर पर जब किसी बच्चे को पता ही नहीं की उसको बैडमिंटन खेलना आता है या नहीं | वो कभी कोर्ट में गया ही नहीं, उसने कोशिश ही नहीं की | जब किसी छात्र को पता ही नहीं की नई कक्षा का गणित उसको आता है या नहीं क्यूंकि उसने पाठ्यकर्म देखा ही नहीं |
यह अवस्था है अचेतन असक्षमता |
ये वो अवस्था है जब हमें पता है की हमें क्या नहीं आता | उदाहरण के तौर पर बच्चा कोर्ट में गया उसने कोशिश की तो उसको पता चला की उसको बैडमिंटन खेलना नहीं आता | छात्र ने गणित के पाठ्यकर्म को देखा तो उसे ज्ञात हुआ की उसे गणित नहीं आता |
यह अवस्था है चेतन असक्षमता |
ये वो अवस्था है जब हमें पता है की हमें आता है | कोई प्रेरित करे , उकसाये व् मार्गदर्शन करे तो कर सकते हैं | उदाहरण के तौर पर बैडमिंटन सीख लिया शॉट्स का पता है, कोशिश करे व् कोई प्रेरित करे तो अच्छा खेल सकते हैं | गणित के सूत्र आते हैं कोई थोड़ा सा संकेत दे तो कर सकते हैं | गाड़ी चलानी आती है, रास्ता भी ज्ञात है फिर भी पूछना पड़ता है , पक्का करने के लिए |
यह अवस्था है चेतन सक्षमता |
ये वो अवस्था है जब हमें किसी बात की आदत पड जाये | काम स्वतः ही होता जाये | उदाहरण के तौर पर जब बैडमिंटन के खेल का इतना गहन अभ्यास हो की शरीर मस्तिष्क की सहायता से स्वतः ही खेले, स्वतः ही निर्णय लेने लगे तब खिलाडी कोई जीतने से कोई नहीं रोक सकता | जब गणित का सवाल देखते ही सूत्र लग जाये व् सवाल अपने आप ही हल हो जाये | तब कोई भी सवाल मुश्किल नहीं होता |
यह अवस्था है अचेतन सक्षमता |
एक अभिभावक का या शिक्षक का यही प्रयास हो की बच्चा चौथे चरण तक पहुंचे |
इसके लिए चाहिए निरंतर प्रयास | इस विषय पर हम फिर चर्चा करेंगे
While education remains a vital part of any individual’s life span, that not only assists in providing a threshold to a flourishing career but also broadens the horizon to give a positive outlook to their personality. Analyzing the estimated students for undergraduate programs, around 9 crore in senior secondary level and nearly 3.5 crore in higher education. But devoid of availability of quality higher education institutions in India, the number of students opting for the best higher education remains in incongruity, leading to a steady outflow of the Indian Students for International Education.
Attributing to a plethora of quite obvious reasons like Emotional control, financial budget, dependent nature of the child, culture, and lifestyle of various countries, and most importantly unawareness, parents were earlier hesitant to send their kids abroad, as seen historically. The demand for high-quality education fuelled by a rising and stable economic condition in the country has managed to make this idea turn into a reality for many.
Students these days are opting for higher education in a foreign destination. However, abundant options and too many choices make this dream a challenge for many to achieve. According to UNESCO, there has been an increase of 163% in the International applications for higher education from India and since 2014, India has outpaced China in International student mobility. These impressive figures are backed by even more staggering totals Said Ankit Kapoor, Managing Director, PRATHAM International Education Desk
Why Indian students’ International Mobility on rise?
When you look at the kind of course combinations that are provided by international universities today, they will definitely attract any student who is willing to explore possibilities through various courses or inculcate experience by mixing with international peer groups. Imagine studying Arts and Business together at the University of Waterloo under a course called “Honors Arts and Business” or studying Psychology with Linguistics at University College London.
But a student aiming to go abroad for education should consider factors that include languages known, budget, aptitude, suitable country, and future plans. Many students due to incomplete research end up getting an admission in a university of less credibility.
As far as financing the education is concerned, today most students look at affordable universities with part-time work opportunities in order to be able to fund their living cost. The bigger question however remains what exactly are the top universities looking for in their students which requires expert guidance and assistance.
What to know while applying for an International UG course?
Specialized team is required to provide holistic guidance on the choice of universities, profile building, deadlines, university application, visa processing, and even financial planning to study and get into the world’s best universities. Providing with a seamless experience to the students and the parents, it is with immense pleasure and delight that Pratham test prep has so far in its 11 years of expertise, showcased 100% application and visa success and have successfully placed students in world top universities such as the University of Toronto, University of Melbourne, University of Hong Kong, National University of Singapore, and Germany many more to list, who have been awarded with scholarships.
It is important for a student to understand the importance of building a profile. If one studies the student profiles accepted in top universities across the world there are a few common traits within the students:
Concern for community: if you do not bother for people or conditions around you and do not have an urge to improve situations, probably an expensive education in a top university is of no good to you.
Interest towards the course: Prove it to the university that you are keenly interested in the subject that you are applying to, Only exceptional academic scores in the subject might not be enough in this regard, rather your participation in subject based Olympiads, quizzes or taking higher level courses may be worthwhile.
Leadership and Risk-Taking capacities: Very common skill in sophomores of top-notch universities across the world. If you have the capacity of taking the initiative and leading others towards a positive movement, it means a lot to the universities as they can see a change maker in you.
Research Capacity: Universities are under pressure today for external research funding and therefore they require more and more people who have the capability of taking up extensive research projects. Those students who have exhibited the quality at school or college level would definitely reap the benefits.
Proper guidance helps in aspiring to bring out the best in its students by ethically guiding them and helping them build up their profiles to crack the world’s top universities with scholarships. Motivating the students to choose the best courses as per their potential and evaluate their profile to provide the information based on a wide range of courses and options available across the world, is one of the important traits. Overall, one must understand those top universities today are looking for nothing less than a unique individual.
Thus, the importance lies here in balancing academics with a proper set of planned activities which enhances the profile of the applicant and the process for this can begin as early as class IX.
Ankit Kapoor, Managing Director, Pratham Test Prep
As far as his career is concerned, there remains a threshold for students of class 12th with a lot of unanswered questions inside their heads, which confuse them. The most common assumption that students make when deciding to choose the right career revolves around how to choose the right career, which course to choose and which they are good at, among many others.
Such thoughts can give rise to oscillating, confusing, and ambiguous frame of mind between questions about the future. In such a dilemma the one thing that becomes an integral part and exacerbates the confusion is, “Should I take a drop if things don’t pan out the way I planned?”
However this question is a hard nut to crack, which requires countless self-introspection, where you can rapidly answer it, especially when everything seems to be at stake. The notion of skipping a year has always been recognized with wasting the year and the student has been left behind by his batchmates in terms of academic session. But now the scenario has completely reversed and if a student is determined to go to the college of his dreams with the support of a parent, then if a student does not score well according to the desired result in the entrance examination, they will spend a year. Choosing to leave.
Fall in a Year – Waste or Investment?
With a very thin line gap between waste and investment, there is no precise answer to the question of whether one should give up a year. It is all about the mindset of the person, and according to experts one will definitely invest. With a disciplined approach, dedication in preparing candidates aiming for their dream career is contributing to positive investment towards their future.
But it is not black and white to make up his mind on this question so soon. After reflecting on various points, we reach this question –
College Remembered by Whisker – A wise student should evaluate the difference between the target and the actual score. If the difference between the two is small and seems realistic they can easily reach the required score according to a little more hard work and preparation strategy. However, if the difference is a major one then the probability is negligible with some extra effort. The fact is to look for an alternative career path. And in other cases where a student enters a good college, but it is not his dream college, he should join the college and continue instead of skipping a year.
Poor score on both board and admission – This is a difficult situation but as they say, every situation is solved. A child should be very sure about his career path. Although many people see this as a dead-end situation, it is not the end of the road and many options exist –
Me. New Age Career / Skill-Based Career
Admission in Tier-2 colleges
If none of the above points work, and if one considers skipping a year to go to a good college, then join some certificate courses that will enhance your performance.
Need time for preparation and planning again – Preparation for entrance exam requires perseverance despite hard work and entrance examination. In this scenario, one must evaluate what were the reasons for the previous performance. Self-questioning about failure to prepare well also opens up clarity, and seeking guidance from a career counselor before taking the plunge also helps to re-prepare the preparation strategy.
In all these scenarios, one has to think artistically before arriving at the decision of taking college this year or skipping a year. This is not an end of the road. If you are skipping a year, it is just that you are taking an extra year to shape your career the way you want. Also, don’t listen to whoever tells you that dropping a year is not a crime. In the end, what matters is that you consider all your options well and do well. A happy mind is always capable of performing miracles.