Raunak Jain -Â Managing Director of Tulaâ€™s International School
With JEE around the corner, aspirants are gearing up with the preparations for one of the toughest examinations in the world. To excel at this arduous competitive exam is no easy task; it requires developing a certain mindset, understanding and stamina which is different from what students are taught in a regular school. Student needs to have an agile mind that is capable of analytical thinking and understanding of complex core concepts. They need to build a strong and solid foundation of scientific and technology knowledge students, which is possible through deep levels of determination, focus and concentration. This is the reason why Gurukul systems are considered to be the best places to facilitate a sound learning environment.
The concept of a Gurukul system of education is based on time tested values and principles.Â It believes in developing an innate sense of concentration and involvement while enhancing a childâ€™s knowledge and development of the brain. The wards in the Gurukul are oblivious of outside surroundings, living in close proximity of a teacher, where much emphasis in laid on a young studentâ€™s mental, cognitive, spiritual and physical wellness. Â The system works on the holistic development of a child, inculcating values such as discipline, self- reliance, right attitude, empathy, creativity, and strong moral values. Introducing children to such an atmosphere in the early stages helps them sharpens the analytic skills from the very beginning. This helps them develop critical thinking, giving them an edge over competitors from the start. Hence, students can delve into rigorous preparation for JEE easily, with greater chances of success.
Most Gurukuls are located at scenic places wrapped in sheer tranquillity, away from the hustle and bustle of city life. It is here that students transform into balanced, analytical people, ensuring an ambience where education is balanced and rewarding. Location plays a crucial role as being surrounding amidst nature, devoid of any out-worldly distractions, creates an environment which is most conducive to learning.
The serene ambience of such schools is ideal for JEE preparation. Â Itâ€™s a known fact that preparing for these exams takes a toll on a studentâ€™s stress level. Surrounded in a calm and isolated environment helps build the mind and spirit, where they can easily de-stress, and enhance their concentration levels.
Gurukul systems have a significant prominence in Indian history. Today, age-old concepts have merged with modern culture to facilitate a robust learning environment for students. Â Traditionally, Gurukuls have always emphasised on the importance of practical knowledge. Similarly, Gurukul systems today believe that bookish knowledge and rote learning are not sufficient and thus, provide practical knowledge in a modern infrastructure including practical laboratories with state-of-the-art facilities and technology. The curriculum prepares student to excel in all fields of life, creating a perfect combination of academics and extra-curricular activities. This makes the educational journey remarkable. Traditional classrooms replace digital ones, and teachers ensure individual attention to augment the learning capabilities of the child. Hence, for JEE aspirants Gurukuls provide a stimulant environment and assistance to optimize their time and preparation for the competitive exams.
Preparing for the JEE exam is one of the most rewarding experience, and opens up various avenues in life. It is one of the foundation stone towards a brighter future.
To conclude, India has always been known as the land of Gurus and Gurukuls. In ancient India, Gurukuls were considered excellent centres of learning and similarly today, they are the epitome of holistic learning and development of a child, framing a promising future of the student.