Holistic development a must to make students future ready


Rising competition along with the aim to reach high, has prepared students to leave no stone unturned when it comes to getting into the best college. According to IOSR Journal of Research & Method in Education, the stakeholders in the education sector are not only required to nurture the students academically, but also nurture them holistically, in order to ensure that the students reach their goal. Students need to have a thorough understanding of the concepts and a formulated strategy, which is required to achieve high marks in competitive examinations. This is where the coaching institutes play a vital role in a student’s life. Many students enroll in a coaching institute at a very early age in order to expand the boundaries of their learning and prepare a strong foundation for their future. The responsibility of coaching institutes thus increases as they are required to ensure that a complete all-round development of the students.

Proper guidance can be a stress buster

Competitive entrance exams may undergo pattern changes. The objective of such changes is to test the aptitude skills of the students. Students may feel a sense of distress or panic when this is set in motion. At such times, coaching institutes play a key role by providing guidance and support to the students. Institutes provide guidance through workshops, seminars and one on one sessions to help students fare better in exams. Coaching institutes today are also inculcating certain practices from the Indian culture such as yoga sessions, seminars on spirituality to help the students build a strong mindset and concentrate better.

Skill development is the need of the hour

Coaching institutes are not only aiming at providing academic excellence to the students but are also attempting to build the emotional, intellectual and social aptitude of the students. Institutes are trying to instill in young minds, the right attitude towards success, not just in exams, but in life too. Through debates, group discussions and increased focus on listening, reading, writing and speaking skills, coaching institutes are building confidence among the students and helping them overcome the challenges.

Competing against one’s foes can be a confidence booster

Coaching classes also create the right competitive environment required by the students to enhance their learning. Competition against one’s foes not only helps the students in achieving higher grades but also develops a positive competitive spirit among them. Competing with fellow aspirants at these institutes becomes a great confidence booster for the students.

Self-study is often said to lead a student towards the success but preparing without proper guidance and interaction with fellow mates often proves to be a huge drawback. Constant interaction with like-minded people and discussion of relevant topics and exam trends helps the students gain insights. Moreover, there has to be innovation in teaching methods being adopted by the coaching institutes. This will help students to become better individuals in a competitive world and be future ready.

The author is Professor Uday Nath Mishra, chief academic officer, BasicFirst.