I AM WRITING THIS POST AS I FEEL THAT STUDENTS MUST ME MADE AWARE ABOUT THE FACT THAT PAPER PRESENTATIONS & ATTENDING SEMINARS IS NOT JUST THE THINGS THAT MAKE AN ENGINEER
Now days there is a craze among the students that they are going to present a paper or they are attending a seminar but all this they are doing just to gain certificates which they can show in their placement interviews.
Students participate in a blind race in which they are not gaining any thing just a piece of paper.
Now lets take an example of WHAT IS PAPER PRESENTATION ? now days
suppose i need to present a paper in a college what a student will do
- he will switch on his pc open google.com
- search for “paper presentation topics in lets suppose biomechanics
- google will popup many results now student will select the topic
- if he/she is not able to get the topic then he will post the topic in some forum or ask any person concerned online
- now the student gets the topic now he will type in google itself the various papers related to that topic
- now he will read one of them and write it in his own language
- paper is ready for presentation
Now readers tell me what these paper presentation are making us learn just to type in google see what others have done copy paste in own language and present. I think this is not the way.
Sometimes I feel like laughing (i should not laugh sorry if it is offensive). I will tell you why i feel like laughing this because the teachers or lecturers and professors who are listening him never ask about the source and what the topic has? This is because of the fact that they themselves are not fully aware about the topic this helps the student in be-fooling them.
This just only improves the searching skill of student . The odd most the topic is the most it is appreciated.
It can be taken other ways also if the topic is too much known to the listeners then their will be lot of cross questioning & that will help the presenter if he/she successfully faces them and gives satisfactory answers.
But at last question is same what is the gain?
and the answer is nothing
Paper presentations were earlier done after years of research & implementations but now days every technical fest hosts the paper presentation competition tell me from where does this much research is started at student level
No one does the research all just do “ research the google”
This is what causing poor research interest in india .
All the technical paper presentations are driven by the certificates and prizes being offered and people are judged on oddness & debate this will summarise my whole post.
One thing more I would like to share about is SEMINARS.
All of us attend technical seminars/symposiums what we get out of there is certificates we never take knowledge out of there.
I have seen that in the seminars only certain students are attentive others are just enjoying the cool air of AC . This is because of the fact that seminars are not interactive they are just for name sake
discussions and comments on this topic will be highly appreciated