I am very upset tonight for what happened today....

I am really very upset today. Why all this happenning to me? I don't know. But in some cases, yes I know.

Whatever is going on, is going on very wrong. I can’t explain them all. However I have got a question for you, tell me why you are studying?

To get good job
To earn money
To become eligible for marriage
To get to office and then return home and watch television news and say “Oh, everything is damned”
To pass time..

Well, whatever the reason you are studying for, I have got to say why I am studying.

I am studying to Learn. Understand?? Not yet?? I am not fighting for certificate. I want to earn Knowledge. I want to know things. I don’t wanna be a stupid employee. I wanna learn things and apply them, I wanna investigate, I wanna build things…..

Today my most honourable teacher suggest me, “Keep studying, get good marks and results and then get good job”

Is this what is called gathering knowledge? Is this what is called higher education? Is this Education at all?

They will provide good marks if I can carm an algorithm and write it down on the answer script, but they will never ask me that If I can implement the algorithm, If I have found or atleast tried to find out any merits or demerits of this algorithm, They just want to see that if I can write it down or not.

They will never inspire us. This educational system will never allow any student to become something, someone, scientist or researcher. It only inspire us to carm the books and write them again in anwer script.

We are not using our brain, we are using the brains of the writers of the books. Because we are not writing anything from our brain, we writing whatever the writers wrote in their books.

For example, in literature courses like Bangla Litereture a common question is to describe characteristics of a character from a Story. Now what the student will do to answer it? He will open up a guide book and will find the answer and will carm it very well and will write it down on answer scripts and will get 10 on 10. Teachers will be pleased, his parents will be pleased, he will be pleased but no one will think that He did not think about the character at all. He did not try to find out the characteristics of the character. The characteristics was found by the writer of the guide book. So who got the mark, the student or the writer?

Our creativity is dieing, no one is there to care about it.
Our productivity is dieing, no one has got to worry about it.

Now when I talk about these, I became a I Bad Boy in campus, home, everywhere. Well, I not gonna change. I know I will not become able to do anything in my life, because I did not get any guideline. I asked for it, I prayed for it but no one gave me any inspiration to walk.

Let me tell you a short story.

I wrote a program totally by myself (Did not take any help for the algorithm) to find out matching substrings from a given string. I was excited and submitted the solution to two of my teachers just to get some inspirations. They asked me to write comments and I worked a whole night to write a lot of comments and the algorithm, its steps to make my teachers understand what I have done and then I submitted again. I contacted them after about a week to listen from them, to get inspired. But they told me to contact later. I met them after another and they said they are still busy. I asked them after about a month, one of them asked me to submit again.

__________________(Understand, whatever you have got to understand)

Author: Tanmay Chakrabarty

Tanmay Chakrabarty is a former CSE student, currently working as a Senior Software Engineer with 5+ years of experience in the field of Web Application development in PHP+MySQL platform with strong skills in Javascript, JQuery, JQuery UI and CSS. He tries to write notes every week but fails due to heavy loads of duty.

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