Marks Alone Cannot be the Barometer of Success

Dr. C.G. Krishnadas Nair
Published: August 2019
Chancellor - Dr. C.G. Krishnadas Nair

The sense of competitiveness is not what should be all-pervading in our minds. We need to look at the bigger picture and provide the learners with the right support to achieve their dreams, rather than them following someone else’s choice.

There has to be a radical shift in the way we perceive grades in examinations in contemporary times. Though earlier, the scores and results alone never played a pivotal role in anybody’s life, the significance it has now gained puts children under tremendous stress. How do we measure success? Can scores alone determine success?

The answer should be NO in capital letters. While our students should be encouraged to study unstintingly, results alone cannot be a measure of success.

It is time we realise that a doctor’s child need not necessarily become a doctor, an engineer’s child need not be an engineer and a farmer’s child need not also be a farmer. We should think beyond the traditional mindsets on careers and celebrate the differences our children espouse.

There arises a need to create a positive environment for students to express their capabilities legitimately. But more importantly, I believe it is time parents, educationists and other stakeholders fine-tune learning approaches and understand that every student is different in their learning capability.

The sense of competitiveness is not what should be all-pervading in our minds. We need to look at the bigger picture and provide the learners with the right support to achieve their dreams, rather than them following someone else’s choice.

The skills, prowess and innovation of students should take the front seat and allow them to chart their own paths. It is for these reasons that holistic learning becomes the need of the hour in our present education system.

Jain (Deemed-to-be University) has been using its capabilities to bring innovation in the syllabus and course structures. We at JAIN are committed to making a conscious effort to make the classroom more learner-centric than a mere lecturing zone.

Dr. C.G. Krishnadas Nair
Chancellor

 - Dr. C.G. Krishnadas Nair comes with years of experience in industry and academics and is the Chancellor of Jain University