Learn for life, not for exams, students told

Monday, October 15, 2012

MANGALORE: Pragrati 2012, the biennial symposium with the theme ’Youth- Intrinsic Motivation’ with a focus on igniting young minds and awakening them to the realities surrounding them was held at AIMIT, St Aloysius College, Beeri on Wednesday.

The event began with a video compiled by Akhil, Clinton and Ebin from II year MBA, which drove home the message of social entrepreneurship that could benefit the community and society at large.

Dr Neeta Inamdar, Director, Manipal Centre for European Studies, Manipal University, in her key note address stressed on being “outcome oriented rather than output oriented”. She asked the students to focus on learning for life instead of learning just for examinations. She made students reflect over the idea of living life powerfully by giving back to society which could catapult them to greater heights both in the corporate and entrepreneurial world.

Dr Oswald Mascarenhas, chairperson, MBA department, AIMIT, said all his life his primary quest was to promote intrinsic motivation among the youth. According to him, the cardinal step towards intrinsic motivation was to introspect on oneself. He further added that intrinsic motivation had three pertinent vectors which included “God, Others and You”. “Among them God is the most important vector which binds all the vectors together. This is because God is within us,” he said. He added that motivation was not static in nature but was always moving, which encourages oneself to be motivated in life and not to lose direction through the journey of life. The second vector is others which is in congruence with the college mission of creating “Men and Women for Others”. The third vector is yourself which comes from within you and whatever that comes from within yourself, Mascarenhas said.

Source: The Times of India (link opens in a new window)

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