How I see the purpose of education
Students on any College or University campus come from different countries, backgrounds, religions, castes and creeds. Therefore, each and every individual is unique and has his/her own set of attitudes, knowledge, skills, experiences, habits and preferences. Interacting, adjusting, adapting, cooperating and tolerating are some of the best learned experiences one could imbibe when learning from such a socially diverse group.
These invaluable experiences come as part and parcel of the education system, and are something that is indispensable to our lives. Intermingling of students in such socially rich diverse cultural backgrounds serve to break down barriers of prejudices against caste, religion and other cultural and ethical norms and make us more prone to adjustments within the society. It also paves the way for tolerance, control, adaptation and acceptance of others belonging to different social backgrounds which would finally culminate into beautiful and harmonious relationships.
From my part I feel, that it is these core concepts that tend to shape the personality of a person because such experiences that help to give students an all round development, can hardly be debated because not only are these rich experiences stimulating, but they benefit us by helping us to stand the test of time, when it is our turn to enrich others not only at the university but also outside its campus in the future.
The student becomes more a participant than an observer because