Things Not Taught In College But We Should


College is the dream destination of every student. Every student after finishing their schooling wishes to move to college, the graduation. We all want to live the college life. We want it badly. But college life is tough, different from your schooling. It seems like life has changed, it turns around completely. Anyways, school and college both are important. But college learning is very different from school education.

Both institutions educate us. They are serving to educate and train students during their lives. Both fulfill somehow the same purpose only with a slight difference. While schooling prepares you for higher education, the college prepares you for the afterlife.

This piece of writing will discuss what colleges should teach to the students. As it is important in shaping their lives.

Only education alone cannot do wonders but some extra skills also make you a better person both personally and professionally. Other factors are also important in the overall development of a person.

Aspects not Covered in College Learning

1. Practical Applications are absent

In colleges, you mostly get theoretical knowledge and less of practical knowledge. There is more emphasis on the theoretical body of knowledge and strengthen it rather than practical knowledge.

Some courses that colleges offer are without any practical knowledge. There is no practical papers or projects. This makes it boring and students lack in practical knowledge. This is one of the major flaws in the Indian education system.

2. Lack Of Exposure is immense in college learning

In college, there is also a lack of exposure to various things. Every student does not get exposure to a variety of things around them. Only a few selected are.

Colleges do not provide training or education on life skills that help in the development of the student. 

3. Lack of Personal Development

There is a lack of personal development training in colleges. Even if it is there, again it is based on theory and not practical knowledge.

College does not prepare students for the afterlife. Students are not imparted education, values that will be helpful to them once they leave the colleges. They should know how to tackle problems when you step into the outside world.

4. No Financial Literacy is present

Students are taught about financial matters, the importance of money but they are not taught about the right use of money. How to invest, where to invest.

5. Lack of Interview Training in college learning

Students are not given training regarding the interviews. How to prepare for the interviews, key points to remember while appearing for the interview. Why interview is important. How to score well in interviews.

Students are not taught about the minute details like how to dress when going for the interview, how to conduct themselves in public places. All the skills essential for personality development and shaping a person’s character are absent in college learning. All this later leads to anxiety during interview.


Basically, in college learning, training to improve one as a person personally is not given. Students should learn how to conduct themselves in public places. The kind of attitude they require and the importance of effective communication is essential to help a student grow professionally.

Only basics and theoretical knowledge are not enough for a student’s development.


  1. I agree with everything that is mentioned here. What I lack most of all is the practice of applying the skills I am learning. We are taught a lot of things, but how to apply this knowledge in real life is not always clear. I am by no means complaining about a college education, but I wouldn’t mind improving it.


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