Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Here’s Why Schools Should Teach English From the Beginning in India

There have been several states and central policies acted reciprocally in introducing English language studies from the starting level. Some of the states have brought English in class 1 and class 3 levels. Again the research constantly exhibits that for an amateur it’s comfortable to adapt a learning process in his/her mother language. A group of secretariats set up by PM Modi, which has released its reports declaring, “The people from the weaker section of the society want English to be taught in the government schools since the beginning. They feel that English is an avenue for better life”.

This initiative also highlights on the facts like detention policies in several classes, and introduction of yoga and physical education classes for the physical development of students. Career prospect will definitely get better for those you start learning English early. Students who start learning English late won’t have better access and proficiency while choosing higher studies or even in professional fields. Surprisingly the system has been continuously neglecting a major fact like social settings/ cultural backgrounds. In a country like India where there are advanced system like online college portal /educational portal for academic institution selection purpose, adversely there is majority of parents who can’t afford basic level of education to their children.

There are numerous English medium private schools with advanced educational systems in India. Since there is a severe social discrimination among the socio economical classes, even after having strong aspiration potential students can’t enroll these just because of lack of financial comfort. Parents prioritize these public schools over the government ones as the govt. schools don’t have the infrastructure to give lessons on English from the foundation point. After receiving this kind of undesirable feedback from the financially weaker section of the society govt. has finally come up to a conclusive point that English should be taught from the beginning in the govt. schools. This policy also includes withholding process at various levels to amend the entire learning process. Accordingly the HRD ministry is by now in the course of reviewing the policy of no detention till the 8th standard.

Asking on the detention policy HRD confirms, “The No-detention policy promotes the students who don’t want to learn and hence we are in favor of Detention at various levels in schools. The panel also recommended partaking in Programmers for International Students’ Assessment.  Nevertheless we feel during the execution of the entire process the methods and materials which are likely to be adopted for teaching English at the basic level to the students from shaky background should be designed on the nose. The quality of instructions should be made seemly. Simultaneously educating parents is also equally required to bring the discussed system on board.
In a nutshell the teaching process should have to be smooth so that it can develop the basic literacy level of the learners. The teacher needs to be innovative and he/she should have the translation capability to make the transition unhesitant. Otherwise the teacher will struggle along with the learners. To have an overall progress a country should have a proper educational system to have a well-proportioned literacy level.

_  By Educa India

India is Prodigal To Educate its Young Populace

In India there are four states which have the lowest literacy rates according to the Census 2011. These states are- Bihar, Madhya Pradesh (MP), Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh (UP). Out of the 1.2 billion population of the nation 445.1 million people coming from these states are apparently out of basic level literacy. Being the leading education portal in India let’s contemplate why the country has some adverse scenario being in the track of progress?

By 2020 India will have the largest population with approx 869 million. However the reports say that India is still inefficient to educate its young population. The recent survey was conducted in the four states of Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh on the base of literacy, school enrollment, learning effects, and education with 43.6% of India's school-age population between the ages of five and fourteen.

In terms of literacy level the country has wide variation exists across the individual states. Census reports highlight that India's literacy rate has improved 8.66 points to 74.04% between 2001 and 2011.

Literacy rates of the states 
Bihar had a literacy rate of 61.8%, Rajasthan of 67.1%, UP of 67.7 %and MP a rate of 70.6% in 2011, less than the all-India average of 74%. Kerala has a literacy level of 94%, the highest in the country. School results are also inferior in the four BIMARU states.

At present, only 2.5% of school-age children between the ages of 5 and 14 from these four states - Kerala, Mizoram, Tripura and Goa - with the highest literacy percentage in India, in comparison to 43.6% in the four BIMARU states, said Census 2011.

In Maharashtra, the literacy rate was 82.3% in 2011. Whereas the predictable life anticipation rate for those took birth during 2011-16 was 70.4 years, declared in the Population Reference Bureau report. In comparison, MP, with an inferior literacy rate of 70.6%, also held a lower estimated life expectancy rate of 61.5 years for 2011-16. School admission is thus affected by a number of factors such as parent's education, domestic wealth, midday meals, infrastructure and more.

Pass percentage in schools 
During 2014-15, fewer students got promoted from standard five to grade six in UP, with a transition rate of 79.1%. While a small state like Goa, had a transition rate of almost 100% in 2014-15, according to data from the Unified District Information System for Education.
Petrifying education condition of some states.

In MP, hardly 34.1% of children in grade 5 have the capability to read a grade II text in 2014, where the percentage was 75.2 in Himachal Pradesh, as per the Annual Status of ASER 2014. Correspondingly, in Rajasthan, 45.9% of children in grade V could "at least" withhold compared to 87.4% in Mizoram.

Major obstructions in educational development 

The efficiency of India's young population would have a growth on the process of advancement in health, education and employment prospects, according to a 2013 study of in Asia and Pacific Policy Studies. Life expectancy at birth, one of the crying factors found to disservice the literacy in India, according to a 2005 World Bank study, varies across states.

Still, the BIMARU states spend less on educational development than their more literate equivalents. For example MP spends Rs 11,927 ($175) per student, while Tamil Nadu spends Rs 16,914 per student, the Economic and Political Weekly reported in September 2016.

Friday, January 13, 2017

Once a Lesson Learned, is Always a Lesson Learned

Artificial intelligence is a brain child of computer science the purpose of which is to clock in new mechanism to act like human brain with all its intelligence. A well-skilled computer of future is expected to have to ability to write programs whenever they come across any difficult. They will also make a way for the programs to achieve their goals. They will also have a backup memory for problems which they unable to resolve. These computers will be programmed and linked such an advanced way with other computer so that if any artificially intelligent computer makes a mistake others won’t rerun the same. As the leading property portal in India here we gave our introspection on the future prospect of artificial intelligence in educational development.

The artificial intelligence will register everything with of no loss. In coming days artificial intelligence will be put on expert services like- self-driving cars, self-piloted airbus and many more automated machineries. Already tasks like weather update and stock prediction have successfully accomplished by computers. With the day after day progress like this the future of these artificial intelligent computers can’t be circumscribed. Scientists are continuously being in part of advancement of these self-controlled devices, as they believe this process of intelligent can beat human brain. This way every needed information will be there with us without any educational framework required and you can easily find out and develop your personal difficulties in the learning process.

Multitasking abilities such as – learning, communicating, reasoning, planning acquiring and other major tasks also will be performed smoothly by these AI computers. Now for and against theory wrestles here also. There are people who think artificial intelligence is a hypothetical subject which is supposed to be imagery described in books and cinemas. Many believe that these AI computers will have a major theoretical difference in the process of distributing knowledge due to its programming. Scientists already are in process of developing intelligent machines based on human neurology. But then AI computers are found performing complicated tasks which is kind of impossible for human grey and muscles.

AI computers have made the educational process fragmentary blocks. As a result the process gets simpler yet there is no undivided and definite following process in academic development. There are expert companies which have been practicing hard for scaling up one-to-one tutorship through AI channel. This research is reconsidering vital principles of learning and teaching that should have a generalized the education process and emphasize on the conceptual understanding. This should aim for various learning goals and results. Most ITS are working on subjects taught in primary and high school level.

The reason behind doing the same is to set students prepared with their learning skills and repair troubleshoots. All we need is an user-friendly method teaching which make the system unified and self-explanatory. Because an effortless communication system has the potential to provide a complete knowledge of a subject which would boost the success ration of the students.

_ By Educa India

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

IIT vs. NIT- The Unremitting Debate

This perdurable dialectic is beyond the match. Every academic crackerjack has to go through this one or the other question for several times. Being the best free online education portal we are not also obviated from this projectile. To start with let’s zoom in the full form of these two abbreviations-
IIT(Indian Institute of Technology)-The biggest technical university which has 23 branches across the country. These branches are governed by the Institute of Technology Act 1961. The union HRD Minister is the ex-officio chairman of IIT council.

NIT(National Institute of Technology)- With 31 branches across the nation founded by the government of India. These institutes are one of the top ranked Engineering colleges of the country. These were initially referred to as Regional Engineering Colleges. ‘NIT’ – the name had been given by MHRD minister Murli Manohar Joshi.

Matches and mismatches
These two are the top most technical institutions of India. Though they both offer various technical fields of studies, yet they have major differences in the structure, syllabus and administrations between these two.  IITs hold an upper hand over NITs in terms of ranking. If not IIT then the other option rests in NIT. If a same course is offered to a student by both of these public universities, a student will be definitely at-random go for IIT. Both the institutes offer Bachelors, Masters, PhD courses of the technical students.

Admission process- The entrance exam of IIT is known as IIT-JEE and it’s JEE (Main) for the NITs. For M.Tech or MS programs students need to clear an aptitude test which is done on the basis of Graduate Aptitude Engineering (GATE). IITs also have other graduate degrees such as- M.Sc In Maths, Physics, Chemistry, MBA, PhD etc. Admission to these courses in IIT is done through Common Admission Test (CAT). Whereas in NIT, they are implementing dual degree programs, included post graduate program with Bachelors under a period of 5 years. NIT gives admission on the basis of AIEEE ranks at Bachelors level. But for IIT you have to have a great grade in your 12th alongside a decent ranking in IIT-JEE. For IIT-JEE a student can appear for 2 successive times but for AIEEE there is no such limit.

Faculty- In IITs we have the best set of faculties even from the foreign universities. NITs are regional level institutes; which does never mean these institutes are having inferior panel of professors. But in comparison to the standard of IITs surely we see unevenness here. IITs have some outstanding research work performed by the complete association of students and faculties. These projects are designed for esteemed companies like ISRO, DRDO, BARC etc. Even NITs do research with them but not at the same degree.

Funding and placement- MNCs prefer IIT students over NITs IITs are run by central funding, NITs have state level funding. IITs have better infrastructure, huge campus, good research labs. IITs are globally known public universities. Alumni network of IITs are holding decisive positions in industry today.

_ By Educa India