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2007-06-12
Name: Editor Do you miss your college days? Which do you think is more enjoyable—school or college? Has your child finished school? Does he fear going to college? How are you preparing him for the change?



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2007-06-18
#1
Name: Soli Pastakia
Subject:  school or college should be for learning
All the discussions on this forum are forgetting that the main purpose of school or college is to study, select a profession and settle down.

Whoever suggested either school or college is supposed to be fun
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2007-06-18
#2
Name: Deepti
Subject:  Profession Paradox
I think some people become too focussed on their profession in college and school. They are so focussed that they forget that there are other options in life. Take BMM students they are so desperate to get into advertising that agencies are literally exploiting them by hardly paying them a dime. Some people want to take engineering and become architects but turn into MBAs later on in life. MBA aspirants turn into sales men it goes on and on and on
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2007-06-15
#3
Name: Natalie
Subject:  both are fun
Scholl and coll both are fun ya...u just have to be open-minded about it...enjoy freedom only if you can balance it. actually ppl tend tpo get wild, do all sorts of stupid things in coll and spoil their life.
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2007-06-14
#4
Name: swarupa
Subject:  shouldn´ t school prepare u for college
I know many instances wherfe students cannot handle the sudden freedom when they come to college and grades drop radically.

The topper in my school (a total mama' s boy) joined collge, started smoking, fell into bad company and failed in the first year itself.

Why is there no focus on teaching students how to handle the freedom in college?
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2007-06-18
#5
Name: Hardik
Subject:  The Problem
Me thinks the root cause of this problem is the lecturers. I think they need to be really strict about bunking lectures. I remember not long ago I was in college and there was this prof who nobody would dare to bunk. He commanded such respect and fear you wouldn´ t dare to be late for his class either.
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2007-06-13
#6
Name: Danish
Subject:  Those were the days, my friends
School to college can be a difficult transition... My brother studied in Mumbai where school ends in the tenth, and he couldn' t handle the freedom he got in college... Started doing all sorts of things he shouldn' t have...
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2007-06-14
#7
Name: Sunara
Subject:  too sudden
Yes, that often happens. The change from restriction to freedom is too sudden. It depends on the college though. The college where I studied was very strict and disciplined, quite like school. So students had a more peaceful transition.
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2007-06-13
#8
Name: Deepak
Subject:  college nostalgia
Felt a bit nostalgic reading this article. We always used to have guys coming and teaching us when we were in college who used to say just a few years back we were sitting on the other side of the table. College is fun, the friends we made the times we had together, live in your heart for ever. Is college better than school, that depends on the school or schools uve studied in. I personally studied in 6 schools, some where amazing experience some werent
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2007-06-13
#9
Name: Cynthia
Subject:  Miss those days
I miss studying and college days. The grass is always greener on the other side. I used to miss school when I was in college. Everything has its plus points. College is hard because teaching some times is not as focussed as it was in school. College you dont have that many class tests or anything. The emphasis used to be on group projects and working with new people and so on... those were the days
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2007-06-18
#10
Name: Jigjnesh
Subject:  College criterias
I think that Vineetha does have a bit of a point Ive joined colleges like Xaviers and another MBA college due to so called reputation and realized that some other colleges are able to run things bit more systematically. True infrastructure counts but infrastructure management counts even more.
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2007-06-15
#11
Name: anon
Subject:  Who makes a college bad?
Isn´ t it largely the attitude of students that drives a college bad? And many of the so called ´ better colleges´ are so because they enforce better disciplne. And then it is the students who benefit from this policy who lobby against it.
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2007-06-14
#12
Name: Parashuram Godbole
Subject:  Yes
I agree Akanksha. Vineetha goto some top college like the IIT and IIM. And then go to some really bad college where goondas roam, people have fights, elections are sponsored by netas. The college you goto matters lots.
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2007-06-14
#13
Name: Akanksha
Subject:  Vinee
Who blamed any college? C´ mon, some colleges are better than others.

The faculty, the infrastructure, the facilities, the library, all matter. For instance, to study economics, one has to refer to so many journals and books that only a good college can provide. Students are not the only thing in a college.
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2007-06-14
#14
Name: Vineetha
Subject:  Commerce Colleges
Its actually a myth that any college is a ´ best´ college. In my experience around this country, its more about the students and their approach than the college itself. If you dont study and then blame the college for not teaching you well whose fault is it going to be?
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2007-06-13
#15
Name: Akanksha
Subject:  Life....
Life is full of changes... I´ m reallly missing school times... Vaise my friend has just passed out of her 12th.. What are the best colleges for economics?
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2007-06-13
#16
Name: Mrinal
Subject:  Out of class activities
I think college is more about what you learn outside the class than what you do. Anyone can learn from the text books themselves, especially courses like English lit. But the kind of college fests and other activities like treks bring people together like never before. True in school u had small groups on the playground etc but this is so different.
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2007-06-15
#17
Name: RockyM
Subject:  I know
so many activities...coll is really happening but some do lose focus
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2007-06-13
#18
Name: Farah
Subject:  Colls Cool
College is really cool especially when its that kind of college where you have people from all over india joining and interacting with you. A real cultural pot of ideas and attitudes.
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2007-06-13
#19
Name: Nihar
Subject:  Not too different
I don' t think school is that different from college. True we get to do away with the uniforms which is one thing school kids look forward to when they get to college. Apart from that the responsibilities are the same. As for bunking lectures... well thats an individual prerogative but usually a waste of your parents well earned money.
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2007-06-13
#20
Name: kaushik
Subject:  School nostalgia
When i was in school, i didn' t care much for it and couldn' t wait to grow up.

Once I joined college however, even though i enjoyed the freedom and everything that came wih it, it still wasn' t all that great. infact, it was since than that i really started missing my school days.

we really grow up when we join college and so college memories lack those wonder years of childhood spent in school.
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