Another example of commodification of exams

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It’s never too late to learn; you are never too old to get a degree. Actress Anu Prabhakar comes out after writing the BA (English) exam at Kadusiddeshwara College in Hubli on Wednesday.

Photograph: Karnataka Photo News

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23 Responses to “Another example of commodification of exams”

  1. larissa Says:

    Perhaps many illiterate politicians who make laws for those smarter than they should do the same!

  2. Pulikeshi the Last Says:

    Did she attend class to qualify for the finals?

  3. Not A Witty Nick Says:

    Must be an Open University Exam … KSOU/Kuvempu.

    Cool.

  4. pp Says:

    What do you mean “commodification” of exam? Exam is a means to be judged/rated on your abilities. To be judged/rated on your abilities why must anyone go to school or college? If i were the chief minister or the education minister i would separate the learning part and the judging/rating part.

  5. Suraj Says:

    External Candidates.. – same way you can sit for 7th STD, Xth STD..etc

  6. ಕನ್ನಡಿಗ Says:

    seems to me that more than Anu Prabhakar, its the Karnataka Photo News which is commodifying BA exam.
    ಕರ್ನಾಟಕ ದಲ್ಲಿ ಬೇರೆ ಏನು ಇಲ್ಲವ ಫೋಟೋ ತೆಕ್ಕೋಳಕ್ಕೆ.

  7. Anonymous Guy Says:

    Need to go check attendance register for that. Do you want to?

  8. Andy Says:

    Dint quite understand what the headline supposed to mean…

  9. prajwal Says:

    Correspondence Course…no attendance required
    :)

  10. Simple Says:

    I know several men and women who don’t have a degree, but are extremely well informed and learned.

    The inverse is also true.

    Plenty of degree holders are shockingly low in all round knowledge and intellegence.

    Eduction gives you textbook knowledge. Lack of formal education may make one think ‘out-of-the-textbook.’

    No MBA holder or any degree holder has till today matched the acute business sense and heightened intelligence of the greatest businessmen of all time. Bill Gates and Dhirubai Ambani. Both without a degree.

  11. Cool Dude Says:

    ಕರ್ನಾಟಕ ದಲ್ಲಿ ಫೋಟೋ ತೆಗೆಯುವಂತಾದ್ದು ಸುಮಾರು ಇದೆ:

    http://cj.ibnlive.in.com/slideshow4168-0#view_start

  12. ಕನ್ನಡಿಗ Says:

    Simple

    So what you are saying is that it’s not education which ensures success, it’s just plain luck?

  13. larissa Says:

    @simple
    Both without a degree.

    In the case of Bill Gates you are wrong. He was a student at Harvard–he was smart to get in but left to do his own business out of choice. This is very different from those who do not have an education–And because he is educated, he realizes that money is nothing after you have seen what it is like to make a lot so he gives it away to charity….

  14. larissa Says:

    And also Bill Gates got into Harvard not because his family was wealthy but through hard work…..this also makes a difference…

  15. Point Says:

    Kannadiga

    Illa. naanu haage helalilla. I never used the word luck.

    I merely meant that knowledge can be acquired without a degree.

    Some of the worlds most sucessful persons are knowledgable, without any degree.

    And success is a confluence of passion, talent, harwork and luck. Luck for me, is just being there at the right time and right place.

  16. Simple Says:

    Larissa

    Gates and Ambani both did not have a degree.

    They were smart innately.

    And degrees did not make them smart.

  17. sathya Says:

    Distance education, open universities, correspondence courses these help people , irrespective of their age, caste, creed etc etc , to sit and study in their free time. Whether it is Anu or somebody else they have a right to get education. Did she ask for publicity? Thousands of people even in remote parts of the country have studided andexcelled, acquired knowledge. It is an oportunity provided. People who make use of them properly know their real worth. They don’t go after paper setters, evaluators, middlemen. Churumuri is somehow obsessed with COMMODIFICATION> Why? If it views education as a commodity…

  18. mysore peshva Says:

    hahah! “commodification of exams.” good one.

    you might have as well said “commode-ification” of the exams.

  19. rss Says:

    its all clear now, first it was ramya’s pics, now it is anu prabhakar’s. Churumuri basically wants to increase its local viewership by posting such pics. Shame on you….

  20. Gokulam 3rd Stage Says:

    We could use some more commodities (a.k.a maal or saamaanu) like this.

  21. ಕನ್ನಡಿಗ Says:

    It’s not just Anu Prabhakar former minister of Karnataka, DK Shivkumar who also received his degree of Master’s in Political Science from KSOU in 2007

    http://www.hindu.com/2007/01/09/stories/2007010914420300.htm

    When was he not a “Master” in politics :).

  22. gjlraj Says:

    I dont really understand the title ….. somehow its misplaced. …. Can some enlighten soul explain me ……….!

  23. mindryin Says:

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