Painting the Real and present image of the current educational society.

Picture Courtesy: Devbarni Sarkar

Two children, both brothers in relation, charged up to their home with a little paper in hand, which they call the mark sheet, a combination of a few papers that will judge their future, as they believe or fair to say, the whole society trust.

A strict father, who was waiting on an armchair for both of them, saw the first kid entering the room with a beaming smile while the other too made his way in with a smile, perhaps not that bright or cheerful. Well, without a guess, the first topped the rankings with almost full marks; the second boy, who was awarded for his invention on the exact day, had almost passed the exam by a whisker.

The father grabbed the topper offspring with both hands before raising a question before his potential inventor kid, “What will you do with those awards if no one offers you a job given your poor marks?” The second child with a light voice & a funky smile, crunched back, “Dad, is it the present society that’s pushing you to hoist the concern?”

The patriarch, loss of response, remained silent for a few minutes.

Two Sides of the same page:

Marks and Knowledge with a decent amount of passion are nothing but two different sides of the same page; the two different parts float up to two alternate scenes of life with the same merit. Quite a fair amount of time has passed to figure out which of these sides is heavy from the other.

It’s such a critical point in our present Education system all over the world to recognize whether getting marks in the exams is the last thing a student should aim for in every single attempt or is there still a chance for those who even after not having good marks can rise high with a better knowledge to earn success in life.

So, discussing which is the real factor is undoubtedly the talk of the town at the moment; even though we always have kept on hearing that either marks or knowledge is the way to go forward, actually if truth to be told, both knowledge and marks hold their importance to build a successful and bright career in the future.

Some care for marks in the exams and they just digest the books even without having any practical knowledge on the subject whereas few just try to break down the topic and hardly manage time in memorizing the books. To be fair enough, the former characters somehow get destroyed at some point in life.

But those who hire the practical command besides going through the books can only taste success in life; they keep a wide vision with so many doors being opened.

The same planning for almost all students:

It’s mostly because of playing with a safe mindset for which most of the students try to follow the same planning in their life as the others have been doing. If one is doing excellent in the exams besides figuring out the depth of the subject, then Bravo, the guy is doing the best thing in this world. The person is on the right path if the overall performance has been fantastic.

Let’s scan a few reasons why both Knowledge and marks both together do matter:

Securing good marks is important but that’s not the end of the world. If just gaining a few colorful marks becomes the vital thing to become popular in the class coming as the topper for most of the students without having much expertise on the subject, then marks will be the last thing he/she would aim for; otherwise achieving knowledge is so essential to be a part of something successful.

Generally, in mark sheets, the success might not meet in every step for which knowledge becomes such a precious thing to be powerful in all the assets of life. Knowledge with marks also provides someone the chance to develop character in life, which is the spine of any human being.

Do Marks matter in a few aspects of life?

But where will marks play a bigger role than the knowledge? The answer is in appearing in a huge platform exam. It’s the marks on that silly mark sheet that will decide whether the student can be a part of the exam. And it’s been the rule that has been processed through the society from the ancient age, it seems. In that case, marks become so valuable in getting a chance to appear in the exam where one can showcase his talent thanks to the pool of knowledge that he carries.

There is again a simple line that has been drawn between knowing the incident and knowing the reason for it. The good scorer, more often than not, gets restricted in understanding the whole proceeding rather than going deep into the whole matter. While these two things are found to be different, one must master both aspects. The brilliant minds with exceptional knowledge always tend to know the insights and the reasons for every single thing; they keep on knowing the reason and personalities.

The new era of online exams:

The unwanted guest of our life, the Covid virus has just spoiled our good habits in some way, honestly. In those gone by days, there was that fight of having good marks or being in the good books with decent knowledge but the of late screaming of various universities and how the students were putting their heads of the sand to adjust the exam in the online mode, no matter what happens, has extended the weight in the side of those who want marks.

Having a decent amount of knowledge in that subject is just a little thing one wants to achieve, it’s all about the numbers everyone wants their mark sheet to shine up all the time. Yet, the former is so vital.

But the most essential question will remain the same, when will we understand such things? Most of the countries in the world that have started to put more concentration on acquiring knowledge rather than obtaining few marks are slowly going over the others; it’s high time that India too starts to think in the same vision. However, a closer look will tell one that a few states of India have just taken an initiative on the same road.

It’s so needful that students just begin to leave that old shell of going through a few pages and acquiring the marks rather than running deep into the whole matter in squeezing up the knowledge.


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