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Dr Ganasan shares: Assessments need a revamp wherein a purpose & objective are considered

We asked India’s leading educators and academicians about the reforms in the education sector that they would recommend to the Modi government over the next 5 years. This is what had to say.

Recommendation from

Dr. Ganasan V, Principal

Takshshila Junior College, Ujjain


There are many issues related to this subject which are, along with some suggestions, enlisted below:

This, however, is not being done by the current teaching community, thus our competency levels are rather low. Examinations are merely a formality, or a chore. Assessments, thus, need a revamp wherein a purpose, an objective and all the factors are considered – are they valid, reliable and fair? Are they flexible?

There are many more issues that have to be taken up by academicians, administrators, DEOs and collectors. State interference in the functioning of schools needs to be seriously looked into, as there are no standard, mandatory or regulatory laws in the field of school education. Thus, every institute has its own set of norms. Given the current status, about 800 million

children will enter the employable age by 2025. Skill development and vocational education has to be given a boost in terms of preparing the children for the global market, in both the service and industrial sectors. Just preparing children for engineering and medical sectors will not solve our problems.