Monday, 10 August 2015

“Build Positive Attitude in Indian Students to Groom them as Global Leaders” ―Professor M.S.Rao

“Like me or Hate me, Both are in my favor, If you like me I am in your Heart, If you hate me I am in you mind.” ―Swami Vivekananda

Research shows that 70% students lose their interest when they reach the 4th year of engineering; 20% students sustain their interest; and only 10% students fare better when compared with their performance in Intermediate (10+2 standard) that is a two years education Indian students pursue before joining any degree courses. That means majority of engineering students lose their interest in education. It is shocking to read this research report.  Why does it happen? All students are basically good and want to grow in their careers. They want to make their parents proud and nations great. Unfortunately, these fresh students are surrounded by a few senior students with a negative attitude. These senior students pollute their minds of the freshers. Teenage is a very sensitive stage where students become either good or bad. It all depends on the kind of connections and friend circles they make in colleges. Additionally, people tend to listen to negative things more than positive things. The solution lies in building a positive attitude in Indian students to enable them to grow as successful students and healthy citizens. Here are some steps to build positive attitude in Indian students:
Set your goals. When you have goals, you use your time and energy productively. There will be no room for negativity as you are busy with your goals. Goals remove negative thoughts from your mind and replace them with positive thoughts. They energize your mind and build hopes thus fueling your dreams.
Surround with positive people. When you surround with positive people, you create positive vibrations. You look at the world with a positive frame of mind. Research shows that we get around 55000 thoughts in a day and most of them are negative. When you get any negative thoughts, your friends will correct you because you are in a positive ambience. This is the power of having positive circle.
Participate in games and sports. Games and sports build your personality physically and mentally. They help you improve emotional intelligence and acquire soft skills. They help you grow as a leader.
Balance your curricular and extracurricular activities. Your curricular activities help you acquire domain knowledge while extracurricular activities help you develop your other physical and mental faculties. Precisely, curricular activities improve your hard skills while the extracurricular activities improve your soft skills. A judicious blend of both hard and soft skills is essential to become a well-rounded personality.
Take part in nonprofits. Students must learn to contribute to society in the teenage itself. They must develop the heart of a servant leader to make a difference to the world. It helps them become responsible citizens. It improves their mindset to become duty-oriented, not rights-oriented. Additionally, it helps them build connections beyond educational institutions thus adding value to their personalities and enhancing their career prospects.  
Look at the door that is opened. People often look at the door that is closed thus developing cynicism. You must change your mindset hereafter to look at the door that is opened, not the closed one. It helps you look at the solutions for several problems in life. Life is all about possibilities when you look at with optimism.

An Ideal Student

Students must understand that brain is a hardware while mind is a software. They must ensure that virus doesn’t go to their softwares. They must check negative thoughts and allow only positive thoughts to improve their academic performance. An ideal student must visit college regularly, attend classes punctually, listen to educators attentively, make notes properly, discuss with friends constantly and clarify doubts with educators enthusiastically.  


Parents must visit educational institutions regularly to find out the performance of their children. It averts bunking of classes and alerts students to concentrate on academic performance. Educational institutions must emphasize on ethics and character education; and educators must become role models to students. Educators must treat all students equally and fairly. There must not be any preferential treatment to some students in the classroom. Students must have an open mind and constantly explore the opportunities.  They must be resourceful and work with what they have, and from where they are without inventing any excuses for their lapses. To conclude, there must be a coordinated approach between educators, students, parents and educational institutions to build positive attitude to inspire students to dream and achieve big in their lives.

“Take up one idea. Make that one idea your life - think of it, dream of it; live on that idea. Let the brain, muscles, nerves, every part of your body, be full of that idea, and just leave every other idea alone. This is the way to success - that is the way great spiritual giants are produced." ―Swami Vivekananda

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1 comment:

  1. Your post is very bold and inspiring! It is essential to build positive attitude in Indian students. You invest your time only for students and it is a rare gesture by any Indian professor.
    Also, I read your inspiring vision 2030. Kalam had vision 2020 and you have vision 2030. You always inspire students. Kalam lived for students but you are born for students because you think about shaping students as leaders throughout the day. I am proud to be your die-hard follower. It is a great honor to be one of your one million global leaders. Academic leaders like you must become President of India to lead this country to become a Super Power. Jai Hind!