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Dealing with students who fail in education and counseling them

It is common to face failure along with growth. In fact, failure is considered as the stepping stone to success. People usually end up reaching this wrong conclusion that failure is something which only students in schools or colleges face. But the fact is that there exists failure in life as well and that is not based on the tests or exams what they write in the schools. In fact, this thought that failure only occurs in school can also be considered as the failure in a person’s ability to think so.
There are several reasons why students fail in their examinations or tests. Such failures usually lead the students to drop out from the colleges and giving up on their educational life. If the reasons why the student has failed is not analysed and taken care of, then this can gradually end up having high illiteracy rates.

Reasons why students fail in Education
Few reasons why students fail in their education are:
       One of the basic reasons why students fail in their education should be considered as their inability to judge things fast and cope up with their studies. In a classroom full of students there are students with different abilities and talents. Few may catch up things easily whereas for the rest few may require time to understand what is happening and how to get through them. The teacher must be aware of the student’s abilities and must be able to guide them on the correct track. If the student finds difficulty in coping up on time they might ultimately give up and this can lead them in dropping out of schools or colleges. But, with good support and guide from teachers, parents and others around the students, they can definitely succeed in their goal. Teachers who usually go for education degree will know how to bring students on track. This is why the demand for online education degrees is increasing.
       Another reason can be due to the lack of confidence they possess. Students with lack of confidence find it difficult to succeed in their lives. To pursue your goals or reach any high position in life you must be confident. Students must be supported and given confidence throughout their difficult times. Students, who have the tendency to quit soon, should always have someone to encourage them. Parents can be the best people to encourage a kid and so do the teachers. The first thing what they have to do is to teach the student that they cannot achieve anything in the blink of an eye. They’ll need their own time to understand things and solve them especially when they are learning new skills. Let them make sure that they start with little steps rather than giving a direct entry to complex methods. And let them also make sure that they are on time with their work.
       A student having the fear to even start up with their work is also a very common problem and this one of the major reasons why students fail. Even before they start up with the task they are scared of starting it or even continuing it. This ultimately leads them to give up even before they start their work. They unnecessarily think of how they can finish their work on time or what will happen if they make some mistake. All these thoughts of fear can result in not only being a failure in exams or any tasks but also their life. Students who are intelligent and are well in studies, find difficulty in passing their examination due to their unnecessary fear and lack of confidence. 

Why students require counselling?
Students require counselling to be on the right track. All the reasons mentioned above for a student to fail in their education can be over looked only through counselling. Students can open up and speak out their issues without any fear. This can give them some relief from the problems they go through. They can also find solutions to the issues they face.
Counselling will help the students know where exactly they have gone wrong and this can help them rectify their mistakes. Continuous counselling in schools and colleges help the student stay confident and fight for their goal without giving up. Students can build their confidence level and can keep away their fear by undergoing continuous sessions of counselling.
Counselling will be more effective if done by the parents or the teacher, as the students are more comfortable around people they know well. There are many people who study psychology and then start their career as teachers. For others who have passion to pursue psychology and counselling, they look for the best online counselling colleges to get a degree in counselling.
Students require motivation to come up in life. Motivation can help students build courage so that they can take initiative for taking up responsibilities so that they can develop their leadership qualities. Counsellors motivate students and help them build courage.

GD or Lecturette Topic for SSB: why students fail in Education?

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Bachelor of Engineering vs Bachelor of Arts

Have you completed your 12th Grade and looking forward to joining an undergraduate degree. Here’s where everyone is stuck in a maze and it feels like we’re in a haze. Believe me, that's completely normal being stuck with so many thoughts because is completely normal when you have to make a decision which sets track for the rest of your life. You have a lot of courses to choose from and to make it easy for you, let's break it down into this comparison that follows.

Bachelor of Arts

Bachelor of Arts (BA) is an undergraduate degree awarded to a student who completes three years full time/part time course in an Institution offering BA course. The study period depends upon the country, which in India and Nepal it is 3 years. It is mandatory that the student has to pursue at least one major area of study along with all the electives, although this field is very flexible to the interests of a student. A student holding a Bachelor's degree can apply for a Postgraduate degree and can also apply for Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) program, after his Post Graduation.


Figure 1 : BA - Bachelor of Arts

It has been a never-ending trend that the students who pursue CA tend to pursue a BA course as a part-time course. This enables them to get an overall knowledge in fields like Economics, Geography, History, Literature, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology etc. also this provides them to take up jobs which fall into this criteria if they could not crack CA Final.


A bachelor's degree encompasses the understanding and awareness about the Arts and Humanities in a society in addition to enhancing analytical, writing and communication skills. There are a lot of jobs for a BA graduate to choose from as he would’ve learned a wide variety of BA courses in three years of his study, but we all know for the fact that Bachelor's degree alone is not always considered to fetch students the right job they want. As discussed previously a BA degree will weigh when there is a Masters degree added to it, i.e Master in Arts (MA).


Bachelor of Technology

Bachelor of Technology is an undergraduate degree awarded to a student who completes four years of B.Tech course, i.e 8 Semesters which have various subjects with reference to science and technology. Engineering is a platform where a student gets to indulges himself in different fields of science. Engineering also creates possibilities for the students to Research on materials, algorithms, etc. Engineering makes a collective sense when associated with computers, electronics, innovation, design, construction, operation and maintenance, machines, materials, etc.



Figure 2: Engineering - More than a Gold Rush nowadays

In INDIA there are around 10,000 engineering colleges registered under AICTE, among which the maximum number of colleges are in Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu and Uttar Pradesh i.e, 1564, 1339 & 1165. There is a huge demand for science courses which are offered in almost all the Engineering Colleges in Lucknow, with an estimated intake of more than forty thousand students every year. Engineering has a wide variety of courses to choose from and it all boils down to the student’s interest.


The Final Showdown!

BA Graduates can think about the Masters where they go on to pursue a Master of Arts degree and increase their career prospects. And the same goes for an engineer as well, after completing the 4-year course, if one is interested in pursuing further studies can specialize in any particular M.Tech Course. Nowadays many talented graduates from engineering colleges in Lucknow are working on their own startup’s. Lucknow which is the capital of Uttar Pradesh is known for its rich culture and tradition where all religions collectively build a diversity. It is home to one of the best Engineering Colleges in the country.

Whether you like it or not, there is a huge demand for engineers. But our society functions as a society because of every single entity working towards helping each other and trading things. Let's take an example if you are good at making Bricks and assuming that I am good at making Glass. We can each make our own products which we are good at and later we can trade. It is way better off than a single person making both Glass and Bricks of low quality which is going nowhere. So it all depends on the impact we make on our society. And it is obvious that if you are interested in any Course, rain or shine you will break the boundaries.

“Consent Can Be Anyone’s But Decision Should Be Your’s”

-Author
NIKHIL NAGESHWAR INTURI

GD Topic for SSB: Bachelor of Engineering vs Bachelor of Arts

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Lecturette and GD topics ~ Politics in India

This is a season of Politics and if you are going for your SSB Interview then, you should prepare this
Criminilization in Indian Politics : GD & Lecturette topics
Politics in India
topic in deapth. I am providing a basic view of Criminilization in Indian Politics.

a) Public Awareness
b) Strict Rules or Regulations
c) Party should ban tickets to candidates having a criminal background

India is the largest democracy of the world and our public is politically aware of its rights. Election time always generates hectic activity in the society initiated by the political leaders to businessmen to film stars all trying to win votes. As G.B Shaw had said " Democracy is a social order aiming at the greatest available welfare for the population and not for a class". But it is also said that Politics is the last refuge of Scoundrels.

Public Awareness

India is the largest, working democracy in the world, which in its constitution has incorporated from every best constitution, of the world. The thing, which goes against India, is Population, Illiteracy and Poverty, which is being easily, exploited by the mafia as they find safe refuge. So Election Commission has to play an important role. The general public should be very well aware of the Candidate's past record, his and the party's agenda. People should have good knowledge about how to use the ballot paper and should be aware of the symbols of all political parties. The election commission should make adequate steps to make authenticated Voter's I-Card and put the names of eligible people in the Voter's list. They should ensure that all members of the family must give their valuable votes.

Seniors must ensure the names of all members who have attained 18 years of age in the electron polls. In rural areas where the electronic machine is not accessible to the villagers, it must be ensured that whosoever gives their vote.  The blue erasable mark should be properly be put on their finger. They should also explain the people how to fold the ballet paper and to put it properly in the Ballet Box, so that the ballet paper is not crushed. The Ballot Paper, Electron Roll should be properly scrutinized. Voter Card should be issued to stop bogus voting. Clear demonstration of voting machines should be held in every nook and comer to the country. Voting Rights to the candidates has to be explained to them. The Agenda of the party has to be aired on TV and Radio so that the people are aware of the developmental action to be undertaken.

Strict Rules & Regulation

Strict Vigilance of the election should be there. Commission should be set up. Presidential Rule should be involved when they are going disarray. Political parties should be stopped from dictating terms and interference. Election Commission should have trained staff, and from time to time should train the new staff also for smooth conduct of elections. Along with effective training Security of these officials has to be undertaken so that they don't get insecurity feeling. Bills should be passed for funds and donations of political parties. So they, the mafia can't pressurize the parties for their cheap politics. Results declaration has to be made electronically speedy. Supporters should be kept out of voting area, so that they cannot influence the results. The head of the political party should lay certain strict guidelines especially for the elections so that they may keep an eye on how the funds are sanctioned and in what ways the money is used.

Ban on the tickets

Election Commission has to make it a point that people having a criminal background or people against whom there are court cases should be debarred from filling nomination papers for tickets. Tickets have to be given to only those candidates who possess a good character with clean and good educational background. Young People should also be given a chance to show their potential that can act as "Fresh Blood" in the veins of Indian Politics. (For eg Omar Abdullah and Jyotiraditiya Scindia). The aim of the political party should be to provide good clean government to the Country/State and not to 'come to power only to serve their own personal interests.

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SHOULD HINDI REMAIAN NATIONAL LANGUAGE AND ENGLISHA BE MADE OFFICIAL LANGUAGE: GD, Debate and Lecturette Topic

Hindi Vs English is very important topic in Debates in Schools, colleges and it may be asked in Group Discussion or in Lecturette in SSB Interview. This is multipurpose article you should read for your knowledge.
Group Discussion on HIndi vs English
Hindi Vs English Group Discussion

a)      Hindi as National Language                    

b)      Hindi as Official Language
c)       English as Official Language

The debate about making Hindi as National Language and English as Official of Link Language is very old. It started with the framing of our constitution. Under the British rule, English was the language of higher education and administration. After independence, the politicians in the North stated pleading that Hindi be made the Official Language of India,  while those is South insisted on English to be continued as Link Language. The matter was discussed in the Constituent Assembly and a compromise formula was evolved. The official language of the Union shall be Hindi in Devanagri script but English shall continue to be used for all the official purposes for 15 years from the date of commencement of constitution.

Hindi as National Language

            After the independence, Indian states were reorganized on the basis of regional languages. States in North India have Hindi speaking people. He states in East, West, and South have their own regional languages. The people in these states do not fully comprehend Hindi. Overall, majority of people in India speak Hindi. An independent country has to have its own national language. Since Hindi is spoken by the most of a people, the choice naturally falls on Hindi.

Hindi as Official Language

             It is well known fact that a person is capable of expressing best in the mother tongue. Since, most people in India speak Hindi, it is natural that Hindi be made the official language of India. The non-Hindi states can be encouraged to learn Hindi. Efforts have been made to introduce Hindi in schools of the states where it is not the mother tongue. The younger generations in these states are growing learning Hindi. In spite of the best efforts by the Central Govt. to propagate Hindi in the non-Hindi states, there has been a considerable resistance against its imposition. The opposition to Hindi in these states is expected to slow down with the passage of time.
              Hindi has a rich heritage and literature. It has successfully replaced English in the fields of Administration, judiciary and medium of instruction in Higher learning in some of the states in the North. Hindi can easily replace English as Official Language of India.

English as Official Language

               English is the language, which is spoken and understood throughout India by the educated people. It can be better link language than any of the Indian languages including Hindi. English is already in use in India in higher administration, higher learning and higher judiciary. There is a widespread network of English medium public schools throughout the country. English is no more the language of elite, it is the language of all educated people who want to grow and excel in their respective fields.
               The main reason for the boom in Information Technology in India has been the availability of English speaking people. The young boys and girls could talk on telephone to American in their accent sitting in call centers in India. The Americans find it cheaper to outsource their Business Processes Financial Accounting, Legal documentation, Medical Transcription to India, because skilful people in India can work on these processes in English.
                English is language of Business, Science and Technology. It is spoken and understood all over the world. It is the medium of international communication. With globalization of our economy it has become necessary to retain English as the official language so as to interact internationally. At the same time it would be easier to communicate with different states in English.

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WHO IS RESPONSIBLE FOR EXAMINATION PAPER LEAKS ~ Group Discussion, Lecturette Topic in SSB

Now a days we face various problems related to exam paper Leaks in India and problem faced because of it, this post is related to Reasons for exam paper leaks, this is important topic can be asked in Interview or in Group Discussion.

(a)    Parents
(b)   Students
(c)    System

We have heard of scams and rackets like Bofors, Chara Ghotala, Stamp Papers, and Tehelka Scam. All these scams and scandals have indeed shaken the faith of common citizen of our country. There had been talks of corrupt practices in educational institutions for quite a long period. Various cases of leak age of papers and other malpractices in schools and colleges have been reported in the past. But the system and the dragon of corruption and unethical practices have eaten up the machinery like mite. The problem that needs to be addressed is the leakage of important question papers one after another of prestigious exams like the CBSE-PMT, CBSE board and CAT papers etc. it is a cruel joke with the future of the deserving candidates. It leads to dissatisfaction and apathy for the system amongst them. It is an evil in our society and a blot as far as Indian system is concerned. So is it the parents, student, or system or a nexus of all the three responsible for the evil? Who is to be blamed?

Parents

    Parents want the best for the children and some parents want to fulfill their aspiration through the children. If a child is intelligent he finds his way and settles down in his career despite stiff competition. But what about the average students? For example. A doctor who runs a nursing home will like his son to join him as he needs more hands. When he realize that his son cannot become a doctor on his own he is tempted to short circuit the system. Ranjit Don and Verma, the brain, behind the various paper leaks, have revealed some of the rich and famous parents who were willing to pay 15-20 lakhs to secure a seat for their wards in prestigious college and institutions. The point is that rich and famous parents are more prone to indulge in these practices purely because they have a high paying capacity. In the bargain, parents and students of average financial background suffer. Parents must understand the capability of their child and groom him according to his talents and capabilities. The emphasis must be to develop a well-balanced personality to become a good citizen. Going again the capabilities of a child is like filling a square peg in a round hole.

Student

     There is tremendous pressure on students to excel and make their family proud. The pressure from within the family and success stories of peer group influences the mind of the child. The success rate of most competitive examination is 0.2 – 0.3 %. The wastage rate is very high and a child is in a catch -22 situation. Despite putting hard work and spending his parent’s money in coaching institutions, when a child does not make the grade he gets a wee bit dejected and gets impatient to find an early solution to his problem. This is the age, stage and time when he may get tempted to approach brokers to assist him in climbing the ladder of success. The parents must watch, guide and motivate their child at this juncture of their life so that they do not falter. The fruits of success earned through labor are sweet. Someone had rightly said an easy way is simple to find but does not go far. A difficult way is hard to get but takes you fair.

System

         A system is made by competent authority to give an equal platform and playfield to all concerned. Our education department has drafted watertight system for conduct of various competitive examinations. However from time to time this system is penetrated and it needs revision. Earlier, only one paper was made for a certain competitive exam. When reports were received on mass copying, the system made 4/5 sets of question paper so that two students sitting on adjoining table in an examination hall did not receive the same paper. When reports of impersonation were received the candidates, photograph was embossed on his admit card.

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