A keen follower of trends in current academic scenario has some point here ..
OBTAINING MARKS or RANKS (RUN SETTERS) Part I
I personally thank you for showing interest to view this blog…(which is one among millions! One among very few TO ponder though!!!) I had had many and many discussions, with most of them failing to make a conclusion or should we go further, produced NOT even a single fruit. And when I had at times decided to go for the kill on parallels they’d left the ‘scene of original debate’ and showed ZERO-RESILIENCE with a sharp U-TURN which had initiated the presentation of this e-version on how education is being gambled!
Well, I do not wish to collide with toppers in this section, but collude with those who wish to encourage competitive excellence rather than an ON(E)-DAY glitterance after being termed as a ‘Run-getter’( can’t align Tendulkar in this phrase ) upon scoring 550s, 550+ etc,.at 10th Standard and 900-950s, 900-950+, at Intermediate or +2 . And I take the advantage provided by BITSAT, annually conducted by BITS after it went through a thorough analysis of “why students with those TOPPER tags can’t (rather aren’t performing) perform ‘at least’ academic rituals, if not getting 8 / + CG per semester?” Getting a mere 6 / 7 CG doesn’t suit their marks’ bandwidth @ Inter/ +2!
This’s an important point to be noted down. And see the difference…Students who notched better positions OR missed by a whisker @IIT-JEE and AIEEE dominated the proceedings at BITSAT, Didn’t they? Then Marks are for what? …. Only to rank ourselves with our sheer mediocrity (rather by eminent institutions which thoroughly screen and admit suitable students) on par with ‘Hard laborers’ who churn out mid-night oil to crack one of the best in the business, the IITs, probably NITs, and BITS-like institutes(acknowledged all across Asia and even by professors of acclaim in this planet) ; and when it comes to our state business (State entrances) probably CBIT, M S RAMAIAH (Bangalore) across Southern corridor, and institutes of repute across India like DCE, NSIT of UOD, Delhi. Marks determine the candidate’s suitability (rather efficiency or brilliance coupled with exceptional zeal) to compete with the dynamics of already proven LAWS/ EQUATIONS provided in quality-packed, thought-provoking TEXTS. Marks do not certify a student’s originality and logical skills. This’s my concluding remark.
And it’s not all over if you don’t get entry into IIMs/IITs/NITs….They give you insights into how practical you should be in acads., NOT in life (?!!!)….for I have seen many people with attitudinal malaise, this cannot be countered because those ‘big guns’ don’t lend ears to these remarks….Yup! For attaining glory there are numerous careers…You have some 3 to 4 decades (STILL!) of valuable time and space to use and render service to the society you are taking breath in……at least to your native land or in the long run to your own ‘soul’!
IT ALL DEPENDS ON HOW WE LOOK AT THINGS….Wait, meanwhile, MHRD decided to count marks secured at Plus Two for reckoning at JEE. Only for this purpose, they created a separate stream called “JEE-Advanced”.
NOTE: All Topper tags aren’t flawed geniuses; ONLY thing is that they need that extraaa mental toughness to compete nationally and a way to think laterally.