Being a student, I’m going to share my view, but not against any individual or any community. What I want to articulate is the disgrace and discomfort, i feel at the drift of the students, especially in valley and their narrow aspirations. I have come to this point, which still I have realized, that most of the students wish to score highest percentage of marks in their end or semester examinations. However, they little do they care about the comprehension of facts, which is indeed the real essence of education, among other things. It is obvious and evident that majority of students and in fact, parents crave for only highest marks and percentages.
I am articulating my personal observations and analysis. I want to say something about this era. It is the era of such competition in which every individual of our society is running a race, so to be on the top of the world. Everyone tries to declare and prove themselves as a hero or a “Shero ” However being an intellectual is quite a different. I am calling it an era of marksmanship as they are entrapped with this thought only.
Students who think obtaining of marks in an examination are generally intelligent, however the real thing of being an intellectual is somewhere seldom. For me education is a completely different concept and to pass an examination is a different ball in the game. Exams are just a way of getting the degree. As I have been appearing in exams, i never focus on marks, but the concepts which are important to me. I never want to be a topper with rote learning and cramming power without understanding the basics of academics. I appear to pass in real sense and not to top because I am in competition with myself. I remember, when my 10 and 12 results got declared, I saw friends quarreling with each other quibbling over marks they had obtained. If this trend continues and gets more entrenched (I mean marksmanship) .I think we will have to face consequences and we will be an intellectually bankrupt society soon. Time to act let’s explore the comprehension and possible ways to get back from this trend. We might feel elevated with but actually the things would be to the contrary .Alas!