Had Professor Hardy, the great British Mathematician not been there, probably nobody could have ever heard about Ramanujan, who for sometime worked as a lower division clerk in an accounts office at Madras. One can find many such examples.
If someone takes statistics from SEBA, we are almost sure that most of the students who failed in HSLC examination, failed either in Mathematics or in English. Our society label them as ‘poor’ students and in the process they get socially ridiculed. It leads those students to low self- esteem, frustration and ultimately they fall prey to negative forces and become 'socially disturbing elements' and even “terrorists'. Though these students failed in Mathematics or English, it is almost sure, they had some other gifted qualities (maybe some types of craftsmanship or artistic qualities) to offer for the benefit of our society. Our education system have no provision to spot out those differently gifted students who could be used for the future welfare of the society and as a result not only we are wasting our “human resources' at the same time indirectly contributing towards process of creating some 'anti socials' and 'anti nationals”. The need of the hour is to think about these so called 'poor students' who, we think will form the majority of the student community. One should not forget that though Bill Gates was a “school dropout and Steve Jobs was a 'college dropout in foreign countries, yet they made seminal contributions to technology and humanity in their future life and established themselves as modern day icons throughout the world. In our view, the above mentioned problem is a more serious problem than the often discussed problem of “brain drain'.