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Created by : Greeshma Reddy, Regional Marketing Manager, eInflexion Pte Ltd  | 06 09 2010 06:37:40 +0000
Industry : Teaching/EducationFunctional Area : India(Markets)
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Theoretical Knowledge Vs Practical Skills
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Yes, Theoretical knowledge is equally important along with practical skiils to execute a job to 100% as both goes in hand in hand complementing each other.


By Greeshma Reddy, Regional Marketing Manager, eInflexion Pte Ltd  06 09 2010 06:37:40 +0000
 
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WOULD LIKE TO SHARE A SIMPLE SAYING WHICH GOES LIKE THIS:

WHEN I HEAR I FORGET.

WHEN I SEE I REMEMBER.

WHEN I DO I UNDERSTAND.


By s.baalu , Consultant, XYZ LTD  06 26 2010 14:10:24 +0000
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Both are equally important. Its like you must have the ingredients learned before cooking !!
By JOYITA PAL, TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT, ADMINISTRATION, FLYING CATS - GLOBAL RETAIL SCHOOL (BHARTI) - ANNAMALAI UNIVERSITY  | 03 02 2011 13:37:03 +0000
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today most of us are getting misled by this word theory and practical. infact what i believe is nicely articulated theory is the best practical.
By vivek tripathi, Assistant Professor, SGI  | 01 24 2011 19:10:18 +0000
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Things will work out only if we work practically. Practical skills is must.
By aaaaaaa , Back Office Executive, mmm  | 01 20 2011 14:04:01 +0000
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Theoretical knowledge. Practical skills require u to learn by mistakes which creates waste of energy. If you add your Practical skills along with your Theoretical knowledge you will reach different heights.
By Kandavel Raja, Project Manager, Sobha Developers Ltd  | 01 20 2011 12:22:15 +0000
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For me Practical Skills have to be looped up with the theoretical Knowledge as competition in the market is more ... For career oriented candidature either fresher or experience today whoever scope for career growth has to obtain Practical skill with theoretical knowledge...
By Ms.Parul Bharat Shah, Partner/Principal/VP, Great Minds Services  | 01 20 2011 09:17:38 +0000
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first preference i am giving for is theoretical knowledge.because we have no theoretical knowledge,we don't get any idea about practical knowledge. also theoretical knowledge is helps to evaluate our skill and qualification.so theoretical knowledge is important.  


By remya rajan, MBA/PGDM student, Achariya School of business and technology  | 08 31 2010 10:23:22 +0000
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it is very much necessary that you must have theoretical knowledge otherwise you cannot understand the work knowledge otherwise you can't properly execute i.eyou cannot efficiently handle the work as a practical work.
By Ankush Nandy, Business Executive, JMD Organization  | 08 11 2010 19:26:00 +0000
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The statement of Sri Omkar Nandi is correct, it depands on the nature of job.One teacher must have theoretical as well as pratical skills to teach.
By R N Bhattacharyya, Freelancer, Freelancer  | 08 11 2010 14:41:12 +0000
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Myself feels theoritical knowledge is the steping stone for getting the practical skills.first preference is for Theoretical then practical skills.If u don't have theoretical knowledge uwill be zero in getting Practical skills.
By Mr. SURYA. N.CH, M.Sc, R&D Executive  | 08 11 2010 11:39:30 +0000
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we need a synthesis of the two
By S.SUBASH , General Manager - Realty Promotion  | 08 11 2010 11:07:38 +0000
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Praticla skills that enables a person ,to be success in their field.
By Sivaramakrishnan , Trainee, First Planet Technology  | 06 26 2010 15:12:05 +0000
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THEORY IS KNOWING OF KNOWLEDGE WHERE AS PRACTICAL IS APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGW SO PRACTICAL KNOWLEDGE IS BETTER THAN THEORY
By mula santhoshreddy, HR Executive, MINDS INTEGRATED SOLUTIONS  | 06 10 2010 06:01:57 +0000
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Basically theoritical and practical is like a key and a lock...they both have there own roles to open the gate of success..Theory give the base and practical give the confidence..
By Farooque Ahmad, Civil Engineer, Omaxe Ltd.  | 06 10 2010 05:00:14 +0000
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Without having theoretical knowledge one can not gain complete practical skills. Theory or subject knowledge forms the basis to practical skills. Many people gain practical skills by trail and error menthods, but such learning will not be sufficient to master complete knowledge of any system.


By Shashi Kumar U, Head Accounts, Geluvu Food Products  | 06 10 2010 04:26:03 +0000
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Dear All,

I agree to you that theoretical knowledge is equally important. One can only have practical skills only if he has an idea of the subject or field, where the theoretical knowledge is required... 


By Japan Shah, H.O.D, Oxford School of Management  | 06 09 2010 09:00:34 +0000
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I agree in totality with Mr. Ramesh Kandadai comments. Both practical knowledge(experience) and theoretical knowledge are required
By Soumitra Dutta, General Manager, Creative Projects & Contracts Pvt. Ltd  | 06 09 2010 06:51:33 +0000
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Both are important, as to perform practical basic theory should known & to prove theory / theorem practical is the only way . 


By SHRIKANT MANOHAR DANKE, Zonal Manager / Sr. Project Manager ( Civil Engineering), Kumar Properties  | 03 02 2011 09:04:20 +0000
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Will apply properly theoretical in best manner
By JAGADEESAN S, Project Leader/Managing Consultant, Project Consultant  | 01 24 2011 23:11:28 +0000
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i am a CA student and i know practical is always better...
By CA Heena Sharma, Chartered Accountant  | 01 24 2011 19:34:49 +0000
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i think both go hand in hand but practical knowledge stands a little ahead from theoretical knowledge......
By Sindhu S Manja, visiting faculty, St george college  | 01 24 2011 15:09:12 +0000
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I agree you all.As per the topic for execution of any job smoothly and successfully requires the Practical knowledge than the theoretical one. Knowing the things thermostatically only suggest the way how to do the job, but to execute that job you must need basic practical knowledge otherwise you will go wrong most of the time.
By Laxman Hanamanth Methree, Project Engineer, HCL Infosystems  | 01 24 2011 13:35:26 +0000
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Thanks for invite Greeshma,

You have already said theoretical knowledge alone is not sufficient.

A Practical skilled person can surely take the process forward at best the speed and reach, may be limited. The reverse may not work meaning a theoretically sound person may fail in application.

In any case theories are written after thorough practical verification only


By Ravindra Sharma, Managing Consultant, CHEF-India  | 01 21 2011 06:59:11 +0000
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Both skills required in that practical skill is more important,
By Shankar , CEO/MD/Director, Infosearch bpo Services  | 01 20 2011 09:12:18 +0000
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Practical Knowledge is the most important. Because there are many successful entrepreneurs and labours who don't have theoretical knowledge but have learnt things through their experience.This proves that people with practice could do a job and actually can do it better.
By Gopu Palanisamy, Business Development, EphronSys  | 01 20 2011 06:40:07 +0000
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Both practical skills and theoritical knowledge is required for executing any work to perfection


By Soumitra Dutta, General Manager, Creative Projects & Contracts Pvt. Ltd  | 08 12 2010 07:02:37 +0000
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depends on the nature of job..if its scientific research theoretical knowledge comes handy.. but if its marketing you need to be rational..because your customer is rational...
By Omkar Nandi, Business Analyst Merchandise planning TARGET  | 08 11 2010 12:07:01 +0000
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I think practical knowledge requires to be recognised. You must have seen an illiterate person repairing the complicated machines and by using the different parts of various machines inventing a new machine. so from where they came to know. they don't have any degree but still possess the caliber to experiment and generate machines. Although you cannot always guarantee the practicality from a person with theoretical knowledge yet the uneducated can sometimes prove more useful. thats why we say be practical.

 


By sumita , BUSINESS MANAGER, IELTS  | 08 11 2010 09:48:26 +0000
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Thanks Greeshma for referral, Now a days i feel there will be one more place is required to put our views in the debates, since some one have to take a neutral stand in most of the debates. As Mr. Ramesh, Mr. Naushad and others said both are interlinked, How one will get practical experience if he dont know the theory, so both are required


By RAHUL SMITH, Freelancer, Radio, TV & Films  | 06 26 2010 17:59:03 +0000
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practical skills will always score over theoretical skills
By Naresh Panwar, Rural Marketiging Wizard with 24 years of experience  | 06 26 2010 14:19:38 +0000
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Both are ok at there own places but priority goes to practical. With the practical knowledge one can improve himself and learn a lot but with the theoretical he has to learn from the books and then has to apply in practical.


By Mohammed Abdul Bari, Network Support Engineer@ETISALAT, Dubai  | 06 10 2010 07:53:13 +0000
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Evolution of new concepts is through the practical implementation of old concepts.practical knowledge is better one
By Thiyaga sangaiah, M.E/M.Tech/MS student, Coimbatore Institute Of Technology (CIT), Coimbatore  | 06 10 2010 06:25:10 +0000
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To execute a job both theoretical knowledge and practical experience both important but it also depends on the type of job. Mostly in technology oriented job theoretical knowledge is more important where as in job like marketing, experience is more important than the theoretical knowledge.


By Manmath Patil, Marketing executive  | 06 09 2010 15:12:50 +0000
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THEY ARE MARRIED !

Its like asking ... CAN A MAN HAVE A CHILD WITHOUT A WOMAN ?

Theory when backed with Practical Experience is always a deadly combination. Lets take an example of most of the MBA's churned out by various colleges & institutes... when they are Fresh Out, they are as lost as Fish without Water. They do not know the actual market scenario. Imagine an Engineer who has not felt a Machine & worked on it ? What will be His Situation when He is put in a Factory directly ?

Let the Marraige continue...

Happy Debating Friends !  


By Naushad H.L., Creative Director, MAD COMMUNICATION  | 06 09 2010 09:07:13 +0000
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Both are completely inter linked. Without proper knowledge, one can not become master in skills.


By R N Bhattacharyya, Freelancer, Freelancer  | 06 09 2010 07:23:52 +0000
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Both are inter linked. Without proper knowledge, one can not become master in skills.


By R N Bhattacharyya, Freelancer, Freelancer  | 06 09 2010 07:21:25 +0000
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Both are inter linked. Without theoretical knowledge, one can not become a master in skills.


By R N Bhattacharyya, Freelancer, Freelancer  | 06 09 2010 07:19:08 +0000
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Both are required.

However, Merely practical knowledge will leave you struggling sometimes as it is purely empirical. Theory backs you up on why things work the way they do. Practice tells you how.

In some tasks it may be 98% practice and 2% theory and in some it may be the other way around. 

Whatever it is both are required. One is definitely incomplete without the other.


By RAMESH KANDADAI, Principal Consultant, ARM Consultants  | 06 09 2010 06:47:55 +0000
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