Category Archives: GEDI Spring 2012

My experiences with NCEPU Students

Whereas my last blog (Higher Education System in China – as viewed through the eyes of a Foreigner), was directed towards higher education in general, this blog entry is focused more on the students that I have come across here. … Continue reading Continue reading

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Higher Education System in China – as viewed through the eyes of a Foreigner

During the course of this semester (Fall 2012), I got a chance to visit the North China Electric Power University (NCEPU) located in Beijing, China. I came here to give a talk on the research that I had done in … Continue reading Continue reading

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The Society needs Introverts

I recently saw a video on YouTube in which Susan Cain talks about “The Power of Introverts”. Being an introvert myself, I felt that what she said made very good sense. Wikipedia describes introverts as “quiet and less sociable”; but … Continue reading Continue reading

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The World as we see fit

It is no hidden fact that we judge people based on our impressions of them. We tend to classify them of being of a certain “type” / “fit”. However, what is of deeper concern is that these ideas are so-inbuilt … Continue reading Continue reading

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Differences in Expectations

People have different expectations from us and we in turn have different expectations from other people. Our family members/relatives want us to be successful and live a happy life. Our teachers and advisors expect us to do quality work/research. We, … Continue reading Continue reading

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How I viewed my Teachers

Being born and brought up in India, I had a very different view-point of Teachers with respect to what I found here in the US. Since my childhood, I was made to believe that teachers were infallible people; that they … Continue reading Continue reading

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Publish or Perish?

The academic world has been plagued with this dilemma for quite some time now. Wikipedia describes it beautifully as the “pressure in academia to rapidly and continuously publish academic work to sustain or further one’s career.” Nowadays, it has become … Continue reading Continue reading

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Spare the rod, spoil the child?

While recently talking with a colleague who has two small kids, regarding the primary education system in the US, I was surprised to know that there exists a law here which states that parents/teachers cannot “touch” their children/students. Now, I … Continue reading Continue reading

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Indian Education System – an insider’s view

Indian students are generally forced to choose between one of the two fields – engineering or medical. “3 Idiots” is an Indian movie which has depicted this fact beautifully. One of the dialogues in that movie goes like this – … Continue reading Continue reading

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