Wednesday, 27 February 2013

Self organised learning

The power of group learning and self driven learning has been illustrated by Sugata Mitra.   He has been awarded the  TED prize  to carry on his work. 

Wednesday, 13 February 2013

A warning to college professors

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/answer-sheet/wp/2013/02/09/a-warning-to-college-profs-from-a-high-school-teacher/
The situation in India is worse at least it is in Andhra Pradesh.

Friday, 8 February 2013

CII 's Project Pragnya

The initiative by the CII hyderabad - project Pragnya- is a start.
More such initiatives may help improve the employment prospects of students who opt to study biological sciences.
Of the students pursuing their MSc, who I have met or taught, most are not very professional in their approach. They have assignment deadlines, they don't even think of meeting it. They submit it (if at all) at  the end of the semester. They are not aware of what is expected of a person in a professional or official setup. This is the main reason why they are unemployable even in routine jobs.