All About Education Boards in India

Choosing a Board of Education is one of the most difficult choices one makes. To help all of you out here we have the summary of  All About Boards – a talk where Sridhar Rajagopalan shared very interesting viewpoints about it.

He has worked extensively with all Boards and it was indeed a pleasure listening to him. Presenting here a summary of his learnings in his own words with our interpretation

Besides this, we have a web app – The Best School For My Child, that would surely help you make the right decision. In just a few minutes it will help you clear the

The school matters much more than the Board!

Essentially meaning that schools of different Boards but with the same Management tends to do similar in learning levels.

 Though there are differences between the Boards, these will tend to reduce in the years to come.

All Boards seem to be converging towards common learning goals and their views on learning patterns are also becoming more common

Expect drastic changes in Education over the next 10 years. There will be 2 main drivers: Technology and Policies

Technology will force Boards to adopt new methods. Policies will be made out to reach a large number of students.

Skills will become more important than Marks – ‘Rote Learning’ will not work.

Skills could be anything- a particular hobby or soft skills or language skills or presentation skills. The ability to recall from memory will not establish your intelligence.

All-around development more important than marks alone

 Self-explanatory it is!

Stress comes from lack of quality options, not ‘Board Exams’

It is when 500 students are competing for 5 seats of Engineering that the stress kicks in. Board exams by default are not stressful. With more higher education institutes coming in, the stress of getting into a ‘good’ college will be lesser.

It is best if primary education can be in the mother tongue

 Research has proved this time and again. And we would need an overhaul of existing systems to get this done but it can do wonders.

Support your children – let them discover their strengths, do not overload them because you are anxious.

Your expectations from your child can make him nervous and frustrated. Keep them in check.

Besides this, there was a lot of other info he shared with us and it was truly worth having him.

You can access the entire presentation from here and see the pics of the seminar from here.

Here are the various boards and their qualifications at a glance to help you navigate through the complex world of education boards.

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