Category Archives: Education

Mantras For Success Examinations Concentration Memory

Though I have written about the Mantras for various Life issues, most of them problem specific, I have not written on the specific Mantras for Success in Examinations, improved Memory, removal of Ignorance.


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Though the Savitri Mantra can take care of this, I am now providing more specific Mantras.

1.Saravathi Beeja mantra for All education related issues.

Aing Saraswathye Namah

2.For Better Concentration, Improved Memory.

Saraswati Namasthubhyam
Varade Kamarupini
Vidhyarambam Karishyami
Siddhir Bavathume Sadha

3.For Better IQ.

Shuklaam Brahmvichaar
Saar Paramaadyaam Jagadvyaapineem Veennaa Pushtak
Dhaarinneebhamay Daam
Jaad Yaapandhkaaraapahaam
Haste Sfatik Maalikaam Vidhateem
Paramaasane Sansthitaam Vande Taam
Parameshwareem Bhagwateem Buddhi Pradaam Shaaradaam.

4.Scoring better marks in examinations.

Om Aim Hrim
Kleem Maha Saraswati Devaya

5.Mantra to be chanted before preparing for examinations.

Saraswathi Namasthubhyam,
Varadey Kaamarupinee
Vidhyarambham Karishyami,
Sidhir bhavathu mey sada

6.For success in Career oriented/Professional Examinations.

Vageeshwaryae Vidmahe Vagwadeenyae
Dhimahe Tannah Saraswati Prachodayaaath



How To Discern A University College

Formal Education , in my opinion, is to make a Living, despite views that it really helps one in building one self to face Life.

It prepares one to face life on the economic front.

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But for other important aspects of Life one has to follow some basic principles of Humanity, like Humanitarian approach,respect for others and their views, pride in one’s country,Culture, History,welfare of others and the society one lives in by forsaking  comforts,tolerance,Compassion for all living beings,Integrity, Honesty, Loyalty and above the mental resilience to face the problems thrown by Life.

This can be achieved by value based education which can be found in the culture one belongs to or born into.

However this does not mean to say that the present formal education system is without merit for unless one feels economically comfortable, he would find it very hard to follow any moral values, such is the pressure of poverty.

And we have, like every thing else , the Job market and consequently the course one chooses changes periodically.

When I was entering college, about fifty years back, the popular Course was B.Com and the most coveted job was in a Bank, which can be had by writing the Bank Entrance Examination.

Then came Engineering, B.E. mania when people rushed to Engineering colleges, even if  child does not it or  the parents could not afford it.

In the mad rush all other courses were left behind.

The came the IT wave.

Every one was rushing to IT courses to such an extent even an unqualified Coaching Centre was minting money.

Now the things have come to a full circle.

One finds engineering colleges being sold (in Tamil Nadu at least) with about 64,000 Engineering seats remaining vacant!

The current trend is Commerce especially B.Com.

In this topsy-turvy yoyo ,Medicine remains still the favourite.

Medicine remains till date the same sought after course despite qualified Doctors finding it difficult to find Jobs.

Another issue is to find a course , university and college.

Notwithstanding the unwritten practice of Educational institutions not advertising( this was prevalent till about 50 years back),

we now find Educational Institutions advertising heavily, most of the information in the advertising copy is purely  a product of the copy writer’s vivid imagination.

Now even coaching centres call themselves Educational Institutions and even tutorial Colleges.

By the way can some one tell me the difference between the two?

Possibly the former coaches all, the latter the failed Ones!

Then you come across the competition among the Universities!

Under these circumstances, it becomes difficult to sort out fact from fiction.

What one needs is a comprehensive list of Courses, Universities, Colleges,Various disciplines one can choose from.

Plus an insight into Course content, current changes in the structure of the Syllabus, Job trends, and scholarship details is necessary.

And Common Entrance Examinations.

I have been watching the news on this and I have not written much about education recently as I have been writing articles on Indian History and Culture  .

I propose writing  more on Education in future.

While keeping a watch on the information relating to choosing a course, University,Colleges, Syllabus changes and other information I have detailed above, I found to be quite informative.

Apps is also available.

Out of curiosity I checked their List of Colleges for Medicine in Kolkata based on Ranking.

Medical Colleges In Kolkata Based on Ranking

Readers may send in information on such services available in the interest of Students and parents.



Training For Competitive Examinations India Abroad.

Leaving aside the issue whether leaving abroad for good,it is an accepted fact that children leave for pursuing Higher studies.

And I have noticed that such students once they leave for Higher Education, it is certain that they would find employment there and eventually settle down there.

Considering the present trend,it is time that parents be prepared to accept this as a Reality.

Children, once they complete their standard Ten in schools, in some cases even from their fifth or sixth standard,prepare themselves for the task of pursuing Higher education abroad.

At the other end, there are also courses that prepare one for prestigious professions, no doubt paying well, in India as well.

Preparing for these examinations in India for Professional Courses  for Medicine, Engineering itself is an arduous task.

With the number of aspirants to enter the courses are increasing the Educational System has set forth Entrance Tests .

Like CAT,UPSC for Civil Services.

For Foreign studies, there are also preparatory, qualifying examinations like GRE,GMAT.

These examinations evaluate one’s knowledge level.

How does one attend an examination which is meant to extract what one has learnt for over 12 Years?

The trick lies is knowing what is expected of them , how to answer the questions in the examinations in a limited time.

The students are better served by preparing themselves from early in their schools for these types of examinations.

It is one thing to score in class or Board examinations, but a different proposition when it comes to  attending these highly competitive examinations.

This calls for proper guidance from experienced  faculty who are not only proficient in their subjects but are  good at understanding the nuances of competitive examination preparations.

And the method of specific teaching and preparing one for facing these examinations.

As the readers of this Blog may be aware, I frequently post,though not regularly( I wish I do it),articles on Education with focus on students.

On this issue of preparing students for competitive Examinations, and on good coaching for students of classes 7 to 12, I have noticed Byju’s Classes .

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Byju’s Classes .

The organisation seems to be doing a fair job of fulfilling the task of guiding, counseling and preparing the students  in all the areas.

The faculty , I am informed by the students, is professional and the coaching is good.

The success rate in the competitive examinations of such students coming from Byju’s Classes is quite High.

The Byju’s Classes prepare students from Standards 7 to 12.

For MBBS and Engineering there are special courses.

Appreciated by Deloitte, NDTV,CNBC and TIMESNOW, the organisation has an online Portal, where the learning is simple, with specific guidance systems.

For more information Click the Link provided in the post.

Click here For CAT preparation.


Searching For a Job Then and Now

I have been posting, though intermittently on Education and employment opportunities.

Might be that I am moving only in such circles, I find that people get employed without hassles when compared to my days.

We used to hunt for jobs furiously,looking at newspapers for vacancies,asking people to put in a word for an interview.

We were not sure as to what kind of job we were seeking .

Anything would do.

Getting an interview card was the first highest point.

Getting through it , well, that’s another matter.

Then we had this task of preparing the Application.

Never had of such terms as Bio Data or CV.

Logo of Freshers world, job portal.

Freshers world Logo.

The format would be simple containing basic information, with no hyperbole about one’s capacity or statement to the effect,


‘my short term goal is….. and would help the organisation to realize its vision..’ etc.


And there used to be a debate whether the application should be handwritten or typed!


Now things have changed for the better, at least  in terms of job availability.


But ona reality check I have found that excepting the IT and Call Center segments, the job hunting fever remains high.


I find people with good qualification and better skills remaining unemployed and over a period of time get settled in a job where they are over qualified.


On checking up with HR ,senior people,I found that it is the same problem as it was in my days, finding the right candidate!


Job seeker and the employer do not connect.


There are now various job portals like Naukri,Timesjobs and many more.


To me they seemed to me more business oriented for the site owners!


I have come across a site where the information seems to be very useful and the site seems to address the needs of the candidates.


It has placement papers, tips for getting a job, jobs classified as Government, non Government, Technical, industry, qualification specific.

And Company specific.

The focus is more on Jobs in India.

To help the candidates who want to update their qualification and skills, there are references to Courses, institutes.


Be it IELTS or MBA or Software.


The Registration is free.


The link to the site ,

For Jobs in India,

Government Jobs,


Top MBA Colleges Accepting XAT Score

The Leading 10 MBA educational institutions in India which agree with XAT score are as shown below, XAT is an offline examination that could be carried out yearly one time by XLRI.
The applicants who will be outstanding in cracking this definitely more competitive exam are now able to get ready to put on a lot more than 100 B-schools in India , which agree with XAT 2014 results . Right here we discuss a few of the premier B-schools in India to look for admission on the base of their XAT final results.
This examination is normally carried out in the first week of the month of January.
The examination consists of relevant questions on quantitative aptitude, decision-making, verbal ability, reasonable thought, general knowledge and essay creating.
There are numerous high-quality MBA institutes that take up XAT scores for their entrance process.
The situation today – enormously distinct
Nowadays , but , just about all top schools provide you with entrance to top MBA programs for knowledgeable professionals by means of the XAT route . The set of top schools doesn’t conclude there, although, and more recent names are now being added each year. The courses are win-win proposals for the colleges providing all of them along with applicants. Even though schools may prolong their MBA products to handle experienced professionals, experts from different sectors are now able to avail of these types of offerings to enhance their careers as well as set on their own up for authority roles around the 5-7 know-how level.
The following is the list of MBA Colleges in India under XAT Examination. Delightful to XAT Colleges Section. Right here you will discover XAT Colleges Accepting XAT Rating, top 10, 20, 50, 100 MBA Schools under XAT.
Rank Name of Business School City
1 XLRI Jamshedpur Jamshedpur
2 SP Jain Institute of Management & Research (SPJIMR) Mumbai
3 TAPAI Management Institute (TAPMI) Manipal
4 Great Lakes Institute of Management (GLIM) Chennai
5 Xavier Institute of Management (XIM) Bhubaneswar
6 Xavier Institute of Social Service (XISS) Ranchi
7 Welingkar Institute of Management Development & Research (WeSchool) Mumbai
8 Loyola Institute of Business Administration (LIBA) Chennai
9 Goa Institute of Management (GIM) Ribandar
10 Xavier Institute of Management Excellence (XIME) Bangalore

Rescheduled Anna University Counseling Dates


Rescheduled counseling will commence from July 7, 2014 in  Anna University( Counselling Schedule for Academic and Vocational Counselling, which was earlier postponed in view of the orders of Hon’ble Supreme Court.)
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Counseling Dates Rescheduled Anna University.


Candidates eligible for the TNEA 2014 Counselling are being informed through SMS.


Check below the detailed TNEA 2014 Counselling Schedule, indicating the date and time of counselling, based on the individual’s rank.


Click here to enter your TNEA rank, college & course preference and use the college predictor to predict the best college and course in Tamil Nadu.


Tamil Nadu Engineering Admission

Commonly called as: TNEA


Admission type: State Level


Conducting Institute: Anna University


TNEA 2014 General Academic Counseling for engineering admissions is rescheduled to commence from July 7, 2014 and it will continue till August 4, 2014, with the exception of July 29, 2014.



Counselling Venue: Centre for Entrance Examinations & Admissions, Anna University, Chennai ‐ 600 025


TNEA 2014 Vocational Counselling is scheduled to be held from July 9 to 18, 2014.


Counselling Venue: Ramanujan Computing Centre, Anna University, Chennai ‐ 600 025


Successful candidates will be given admissions in various Engineering colleges in Tamil Nadu. Click here to download the complete list of TNEA 2014 Participating Institutes.

For detailed TNEA 2014 Counselling Schedule, click here.



110 Schools On Sale 1000 Crores Education India

There are 110 Metric schools are in the market for sale in Tamil Nadu.


Of this one group of Institution  near Namakkal Tamil Nadu is on sale (with Engineering college) is expecting a price of 650 Crore.



The share of government schools in the total number of schools in India appears to be declining, with the growing interest amongst corporate entities

and organisations to enter the K-12 education space (primary and secondary), given the huge target market and profit potential(on February 14, 2014)

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Education Rural India.




With a median age of 25 years, India has over 550 million people below the age of 25 years. According to Census figures, over 32 per cent of the 1.1 billion population is between the age group 0–14 years. This means that the number of people in India needing primary and secondary education alone exceeds the entire population of the US. Since these students will be seeking higher education in India over the next decade, it illustrates the sheer size of the Indian education market.

The private education sector is estimated to reach US$ 115 billion by 2018, according to consulting firm Technopak. Technopak sees enrollments in Kindergarten-12th grade (K-12) growing to 351 million, requiring an additional 34 million seats by 2018.

According to a report ‘Education in India: Securing the demographic dividend’, published by Grant Thornton, the primary and secondary education, or K-12 sector is expected to reach US$ 50 billion in 2015 from US$ 24.5 billion in 2008, growing at an estimated compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 14 per cent.

Further, according to the report ’40 million by 2020: Preparing for a new paradigm in Indian Higher Education’ released by Ernst & Young, the higher education sector in India is expected to witness a growth of 18 per cent CAGR till 2020. At present, the sector witnesses spends of more than Rs 46,200 crore (US$ 7.68 billion), which is estimated to grow over Rs 232,500 crore (US$ 38.69 billion) in 10 years.”




A report has identified that the slow rollout of government schools as compared to private schools could be due to tight government finances.

With the growing disposable income of Indian households, education from private schools appears to be the preferred medium as compared to government schools, according to a study on ‘Indian Education Industry – Expanding reach and growing awareness to fuel industry growth’ by Care Research.

Robust growth

Rising income levels, rapid urbanisation, coupled with increasing awareness about the importance of quality education have resulted in the robust growth of the Indian educational industry. The report states that the network of Indian education industry ranks amongst the largest in the world, with more than 1.4 million schools and 35,000 higher education institutes.

With the increasing role of private sector in setting up educational institutes, especially in the K-12 and higher education segments, the market size of the Indian education industry was estimated at ₹3,83,310 crore during FY 2013.”

How come the sudden interest in Indian Education?

The market size.

Government’ encouragement of the private sector at the cost of the Public sector(Government schools).

The changes in Educational Policy in respect of giving room to Private Sector will not be visible unless you read between the lines.

First Rajiv Gandhi, then  Narasimha Rao and Manmohan Singh followed it up.

Uniform system of Education system was abolished.

Setting up of Navodaya type of Schools was encouraged.

The National Policy on Education (NPE) is a policy formulated by the Government of India to promote education amongst India’s people. The policy covers elementary education to colleges in both rural and urban India. The first NPE was promulgated in 1968 by the government of Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, and the second by Prime MinisterRajiv Gandhi in 1986. It emphasizes three aspects in relation to elementary education:

  • universal access and enrolment,
  • universal retention of children up to 14 years of age, and
  • a substantial improvement in the quality of education to enable all children to achieve
  • Revival of Sanskrit and other classical languages for contemporary use.

..Based on the report and recommendations of the Education Commission (1964–1966), the government of Prime Minister Indira Gandhi announced the first National Policy on Education in 1968, which called for a “radical restructuring” and equalise educational opportunities in order to achieve national integration and greater cultural and economic development.[2] The policy called for fulfilling compulsory education for all children up to the age of 14, as stipulated by the Constitution of India, and the better training and qualification of teachers.[2] The policy called for focus on learning of regional languages, outlining the “three language formula” to be implemented in secondary education – the instruction of the English language, the official language of the state where the school was based, and Hindi, the national language.[2] Language education was seen as essential to reduce the gulf between the intelligentsia and the masses. Although the decision to adopt Hindi as the national language had proven controversial, the policy called for use and learning of Hindi to be encouraged uniformly to promote a common language for all Indians.[2] The policy also encouraged the teaching of the ancient Sanskrit language, which was considered an essential part of India’s culture and heritage. The NPE of 1968 called for education spending to increase to six percent of the national income. As of 2013,the NPE 1968 has moved location on the national website’


What remains vague is the watering down of Compulsory education at Government schools, citing poor resources, opening up the private sector.


corporate schools.


Then why the scramble to sell off these schools which touted as he best and are the ones that produce 100 % results and state ranks?


It is ironical that he Tamil Nadu top Ranks in Public examinations are secured by Small Government run schools.


The Government indirectly encourages private schools at the primary level by not opening sufficient  number of  KG sections, thus forcing the children to go to private schools where the standard of education varies(CBSE etc)


Onec children get settled there they go later to  only private schools, thus forcing the Government schools languish .


Yet the schools want to sell.


These Institutions are/were stated mainly Politicians and others to convert Black Money into white and once the job is dome they want to get out.


Second they,underestimating the capacity to pay have invested very heavily on these schools.


Once reality dawns they want to sell off.




Where are you ?



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