Frequently Asked Questions
Here, some of the Frequently Asked Questions are addressed. Read through and let us know if have any other question that you like to be addressed.
What is KCShiksha?
KCshiksha is platform for digital learning in a unique model. ‘KC’ stands for Krishna Consciousness and ‘Shiksha’ means imparting education.
How is KCShiksha a blended school?
We are open to tying up with teachers locally near you who can provide offline experience for our syllabus. The syllabus will be conveyed to them and KCshiksha shall offer them dakshina for providing those courses. Thus we ensure that your child gets offline experience along with online access to a variety of teachers.
What is your model for online learning experience?
Per batch the number of students will not exceed 15. The scheduling, planning and mentoring will be done by our staff at KCshiksha to groom and carefully guide the students from one step to another.
How many students will be in an online class?
Per session except exceptional situations, our policy is to limit the number of students to 15.
Do you offer any type of recognized certification?
Certification for each year will be provided jointly by Centre for Traditional Education and Gauranga Gurukulam. For the 8th grade, 10th grade and 12th grade the certification will be through NIOS (National Institute of Open Schooling). However, the board examination will be only in 10th and 12th. Others will be internal examination with assesment.
Can you explain more about 10th and 12th certification?
Under NIOS scheme, eligibility for 10th grade examination is completion of age 14. We offer exclusive training from age 12 to 14 to children so that they can complete the 10th certification from NIOS with an examination centre near to your location.
What are the timings for the sessions?
The timings for the KCShiksha Structured school are between 9:15AM to 1PM IST. Please note that the total number of hours depends on a particular batch (Kaumara, Pauganda or Kaisora). For example, for Kaumara-I, it is for a total 1 hour, etc.
How can students from other countris attend KCShiksha structured school? Do you have any provisions to suite different time zones?
To accommodate the international students, we recommend that the parents make the children go through the recordings and practice as told. Also, the teachers will send short recordings to practice, while students also share their recordings of learning. Further, weekly LIVE interactions at mutually convenient time will be scheduled for each teacher for clarifications.
We are not resident in India. Can my child be part of KCShiksha?
Since KCshiksha is online model, the programs of KCShiksha can be accessed worldwide.
How old is KCShiksha institution?
KCshiksha is an effor to Centre for Traditional Education which is working in the field of education since 2013. We are now offering our educational services under KCShiksha from 2021 to address the need of the worldwide community.
Can we replace a regular school with KCShiksha?
Yes, with the option of ‘Structured school’ in KCShiksha, a normal brick & mortar school can be replaced by KCShiksha.
My child is admitted to a regular school. Can we still take advantage of KCShiksha courses?
Yes, with the option of ‘After school’ in KCShiksha, can be availed to augment with KCShiksha programs.
What is homeschooling? What role can KCShiksha's play in homeschooling my child?
Homeschooling is a broad term used to denote alternative schooling systems, especially the one where a child does not attend a regular conventional brick & mortar school for 3 to 6 hours a day. Rather, homeschooling is to pick and choose the courses and the parents take the responsibility of the education of their child. KCShiksha is offering structured school and after-school programs to help and support homeschooling parents. It will your perfect partner when it comes to homeschooling needs. Check the webpages and interact with us for more details.
Are there any pre-requisites for KCShiksha school?
Transfer Certificate to join the KCShiksha structured school is required if any previous schooling is done in order to obtain a transfer certificate in future from KCShiksha.
I am concerned about screen time. Children will be exposed to mobile or computer screen for a long time with online sessions. What is right?
Your concern is well-placed. Screen time is to be highly monitored and controlled by parents. Especially for kids below age 5 it is more crucial. We strongly recommend that parents should be monitoring closely the access, the use, the duration and the purpose for use of screen. This discrimination and cautious supervision is utmost expected from the parents. We address this issue in much more detail in our Orientation Program for the parents.
How do you choose the faculty at KCShiksha?
Krsna consciousness is our primary focus in choosing the faculty. In some subjects where we need support from faculties , we do take their teaching support but ensure they are favourable to Krsna consciousness and Vaisnava culture.
What is your system of evaluation at KCShiksha?
At KCShiksha we evaluate in three ways:
1. Teacher-student evaluation
2. Student – parent/ gaurdian evaluation
3. Self evaluation
How will my child strike relationship with the teacher and other students online?
We will be pleasantly surprised that children do adopt to the online environment much faster than we think. They do strike relationships with the teachers as well as other students quickly. At KCShiksha, we have KCShiskha Clubs such as Kirtan clubs, Goseva club, Role-play clubs, etc to ensure that such relationships are struck. Please check out the page on Structured school.
Will my child be able to earn livelihood and live with KCShiksha education system?
At KCShiksha, apart from training & ensuring that they obtain 10th certification, we train students in various life-skills and arts. Most importantly Krsna consciousness training will ensure that they understand the goal and purpose of life. This will certainly make them confident and prepared to live life.
Will the classes be recorded?
Yes, all the classes will be recorded. But in order to access one has to be a licensed user with MSTeams. We collect a fee of Rs2500 for providing licensed usership after which one can access the recorded sessions.
Can we pay the fees monthly or in installment?
Since at KCShiksha we are not collecting any deposit, the policy is to collect the lakshmi upfront. We want to ensure complete commitment of the students for the whole course.