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Allowing mediocre colleges to provide degree certificate is degrading the education system

IITians, doctors, and most desired teachers try to join coaching institute instead of colleges.

If you run a coaching institute, teachers are heavily paid, because about 70-80% of students money goes into the pocket of teachers, but no matter how much students pay to college, teachers are given fixed and very low salary. Also, brilliant students don't aim to join as a teacher, as pay scale is too low.

Coaching institute business model works best to provide quality education as teachers have the complete sole responsibility about their amount of income and autonomy to provide quality. If teachers don't perform well, their pay scale will be low, so it creates a subconscious pressure to compete for quality. But this doesn't happen in schools or colleges.

How allowing mediocre colleges to provide degree certification creates a problem?

Allowing them to provide certificate enables them to bring students despite not providing quality.

What could be done?

Mediocre colleges…

Occupation as Teachers in India


0        Andhra Pradesh
1     Arunachal Pradesh
2                 Assam
3                 Bihar
4          Chhattisgarh
5                   Goa
6               Gujarat
7               Haryana
8      Himachal Pradesh
9     Jammu and Kashmir
10            Jharkhand
11            Karnataka
12               Kerala
13       Madhya Pradesh
14          Maharashtra
15              Manipur
16            Meghalaya
17              Mizoram
18             Nagaland
19               Odisha
20               Punjab
21            Rajasthan
22               Sikkim
23           Tamil Nadu
24              Tripura
25        Uttar Pradesh
26          Uttarakhand
27          West Bengal
28    A. and N. Islands
29           Chandigarh
30     D. and N. Haveli
31        Daman and Diu
32                Delhi
33          Lakshadweep

As per 2010-11 report total number of teachers: 6554246

India Total population: 1,340,708,984

% of teachers of total population: 0.49%

41% of the population are be…

Why convert everything to rat race?

Instead of having cut off marks based on students scoring, we can have minimum high pass marks that check if the student has enough knowledge to study medical including checking the projects they have done (it checks whether the student is exceptionally excellent for the work). Then lottery system can be done if we have a fewer number of seats.
The proposal can also include girls and other vulnerable social class under reservation.
This will reduce the too much of unnecessary burden on the student, also they needn't have to join coaching centers for getting the seats. No more sky touching marks, and no more importance of special coaching.
Scientifically speaking luck do play a role in the entrance exam, it's not all about merit.  How luck plays the role? Students who score 2000 rank is not necessarily better than 3000 rank. Parents can't afford the coaching institute. Not knowing the pattern of exams, such as e.g. following Campbell book instead of NCERT, even though you m…

Suggestions for changes in lessons of NCERT Chemistry book

Chemistry Book:

NCERT Chemistry book requires a complete reinvention, with eliminating most units that are unrequired at the higher secondary level and making it more systematic with the flow of information and building new connections by using prior information.
e.g. How quantum mechanical model is linked with explaining the properties of elements and molecules? And before explaining the quantum mechanical model, it's needed to explain what are model and theories.
From Britannica:
Scientific modeling, the generation of a physical, conceptual, or mathematical representation of a real phenomenon that is difficult to observe directly. Scientific models are used to explain and predict the behavior of real objects or systems and are used in a variety of scientific disciplines.

The Higher secondary level is meant to know the basics first with the foundational understanding of the mechanism of concepts in detail. It should be relevant to students day to day life to know their surrounding…

Why there is nature tendency to mix?

Link to the book for image

If information is binary (e.g. 0,1) what is disorderliness (or entropy)?

If two objects have similar properties or pattern, each object position is replaceable by the other object, is this the actual reason for spontaneous mixing or nature tendency to mix?

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