Thursday, 28 November 2013

The German way of studying!

German education system is different than Indian education system mainly with respect to flexibility of course selection, duration to complete the studies and teaching methods. The German education structure focuses on understanding of subject areas in brief and fundamentals being inculcated not just during examination but probably for your lifetime. There are usually two semesters in a year. The subjects can be freely chosen from a list in different modules and grading schemes. Different institutes offer different subjects. One can attend lectures from any field area and of any subject. Information gathering is unbounded and wisdom will flow from industry changing professors to inventors around. Extroverts and innovators from respective fields take the pleasure of teaching varied group of students consisting of freshers, experienced individuals and industry tycoons. The lecture duration usually 1.5 hours to 2 hours. Tutorials follow after lectures for about 1 hour for subjects requiring obligatory practical implementation. After the official end of lecture period the exam period begins and hereafter one is often dragging self till the end of exams. This is not because of the level of exams but due to the time span of the examination period. Usually, one gets enough time to study, revise and practice before each exam. The exam dates depends completely on the subjects chosen. The exams could be oral or written, depending on the professor. Generally the grading scheme consists of 5.0 credit points where 1.0 is highest credit point and 5.0 would be unfortunately fail. 4.0 is the passing credit point, and credit points between 2.5 to 1.0 are considered to be good. Usually, there are 3 attempts allowed to pass an exam. When unfortunately one fails to pass in 3 attempts institute may give a last chance or may be not. As a consequence one can not study the chosen filed of study in Germany. In case one if ill before the exam then one can save one attempt by providing a medical proof of the same. The target credit points are usually 120 credit points. Generally, this target is accomplished through subjects, seminars, projects, internship, master thesis, mini thesis, etc.

1 comment:

  1. Many student prefer Germany for higher education its really a great country for study lots of facilities provide German universities to student .give some
    guide to get admission in 2016 thanks .

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