The pain of going through re-exams in India

Exam time is stressful in India. Re-exams for sure are very very stressful on our children. It is high time tough laws are passed on exam paper leaks.

US undergraduate education – not as rosy as it appears

US undergraduate programs are one of the toughest in the world. Students work very hard to graduate from colleges. It is far from what we see in Hollywood.

How to improve the personality skills of students in India?

Today’s Mint carried an article “Blame it on the system” which was a review of New York Times article “An Open Letter to India‚Äôs Graduating Classes“. Both articles are an interesting read and a must for parents+students. While India “produces” a huge number of graduates a very small percentage of these are employable. Many get rejected for academic reasons but majority get rejected for not having the “other essential skills”.

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Karnataka Education: Is the quality sinking outside Bangalore?

Karnataka lately has been in the news for all wrong reasons (mining, corruption). We residents are tired of non-governance in the state. Every year parents across India eagerly look for the college rankings published by various magazines.

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Board exams in India are done, how to engage the kids?

Exam time done. It is important for kids to do something useful during summer holidays. Working with an NGO, learning new skills are the types of things they need to do.