[Ilugc] [OFF TOPIC] For the future of engg coll standards
srid at 24dot1.com
Wed Jan 18 20:20:57 IST 2006
On 1/18/06, benjamin <benjaminrtz at gmail.com> wrote:
> Alright, three years later, after passing 12th from TN board, I met ppl
> the same class, doing BE CS in one of the reputed Engg Colleges in town
> (that time in their third year). As far as I can tell, they didn't seem
> have any love/interest for the subject.
Rightly said. Not every one can become Linus Torvalds. If they did, then
that is the end of the world. :-)
Coming to the point, how many student opted for Engineering course (IT, CS
> here) because they love it? And how many does simply because the scope is
> good, parents like the idea, they hear so many success stories, because it
> is the trend.
Well, I did love it. But after taking CS course in CEG, I lost all hope,
except for the small, but intensive motivation that I got from open source.
I remember giving a Python seminar (along with a couple of my friends) in
final year. No one showed interest. That was hurting.
The students are great! (that is why significant number of people get
selected in major companies that value their skills). It is their
conditioning that must be cursed. Well, if your CS classmate is very good
in carnatic, just because that he loves it, that is great. Students who
wander as per the environment surrounding them (eg: attending exams and
doing chit chats in life) and who doesn't really value 'love' are their own
Petitions are a kind of fancy. Only friendship can win over people. If a
professor is a close friend of mine, I would listen (or contemplate) to his
words more than a normal teacher. Love is lacking in college campuses. So
people form diverse groups leading to diversification among the student and
the teacher. I would like to see teachers attending student's birthday
party, for example. I would like to see teachers going along with students
to cinema, etc ... I would like to see the teachers learning and working
*along* with the student. I would like to see a conglomeration of knowledge
in any thing I see.
"Progress through knowledge"? wtf? Are we creating markets? When will action
take over words?
Sridhar Ratna - http://www.24dot1.com/
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