Sunday 19 May 2024

GIFT OF W--- DEMOCRACY

 GIFT OF W--- DEMOCRACY

From where Arvind Kejriwal is drawing power to be so arrogant and above law and constitution? Why is that there is no one in the country to show him the mirror or is everyone afraid of him? Without any prejudice, this is true for all other politicians who are arrogant and disrespectful towards law of the land.

 Who are the people who are approving everything he does? Is opportunism so strong that 200 units and 20,000-liter free water (mostly not potable) per month has forced people to sacrifice their self-esteem?

 Unscrupulous politicians whether in power or opposition are destroying the nation by offering freebies at the expense of the taxpayer's money. Some politicians justify these as welfare measures, but in reality, these freebies distort prices, undermine credit culture, and disincentivize work.

 Our education has failed to strengthen the spine of most (not all) of the people. Whatever, the tall claims made, our nation is sliding and we all are heading for an unmanageable chaos if this trend continues.

Saturday 23 December 2023

WHY INDIANS CHOOSE TO STUDY ABROAD

 WHY INDIANS CHOOSE TO STUDY ABROAD

http://tinyurl.com/5ft9acj8

 Provided by The Economic Times, Story by Rica Bhattacharyya, dated: 21/12/2023

My response:

Hypocrisy in education is killing the Nation. If our education is the best, then why do we want to study abroad? If the education system in the US is not good, then how come we are inviting their companies to manufacture in India? How come the US with a bad education and research, is possessing one of the most advanced technologies in the World. How come IITs openly prefer US educated faculty? How come IIT Directors and their teams visit the US occasionally in search of a US educated faculty? There is a lot more to say but this comparison itself is good enough to read between the lines.

Politicization of education, hypocrisy, nepotism, corrupt practices and keeping education and research on the backburner will not help in making the spine of our education system erect. It is painful to see the target fixed for completing the number of PhDs per year from IITs and other Institutions. How can we treat PhD as something like vegetables available in the market?

Wednesday 23 August 2023

CONGRATULATIONS ISRO AND THE COUNTRYMEN

CONGRATULATIONS ISRO AND THE COUNTRYMEN

Hats-off to our space scientists for achieving the unachievable. The quality of head of our space scientists has made it possible to land on the south pole of the moon. India has become the first country to achieve this feat. They have done us proud. Heartiest congratulations to all the countrymen and the humans on the globe.

 I’m sure this achievement will inspire many young people to pursue careers in science and technology. India has made significant strides in space technology in recent years, and it’s exciting to see our country’s scientists achieve new heights. The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) has developed a number of innovative technologies, including the Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM), which made India the first country to successfully reach Mars on its first attempt. It’s inspiring to see our youth dedicating their efforts to the service of the nation and mankind. Congratulations to all those involved in this achievement!

Saturday 22 July 2023

GROSS EXPLOITATION OF ACADEMIC AUTONOMY, SERIOUSLY IMPACTING THE NATION

GROSS EXPLOITATION OF ACADEMIC AUTONOMY, SERIOUSLY IMPACTING THE NATION

It has been observed that many faculty members are teaching hardcore engineering subjects without practical content. In some institutions faculty has gone to the extent of deciding the course content to suit their personal convenience at the expense of the student’s career and reputation of the institution. This is one of the main reasons for students not getting attracted to attending classes and not getting suitable employment.

All hardcore engineering courses must have a minimum of 3-0-2 credit structure. Autonomy doesn’t mean that faculty can be given freedom to murder an engineering programme by imparting incomplete knowledge to the students.

Seriously affected areas are: Defence, Aero-space, Ship and Submarine building, Automotive Power Plants, Nuclear Power, Transportation, Rail transport etc. Insufficient quantum of teaching (Theory + Practical) can’t help either the students or the nation.

Unscrupulous faculty who are treating teaching profession as an employment are responsible for the launch of ‘Make in India’ programme.

Consciously awakened heads of the institutions are sincerely requested to at least decide the credit structure for various hardcore engineering courses instead of leaving it at the discretion of the irresponsible faculty. Such unscrupulous faculty members are collecting full pay packets and many other benefits for cheating the system.

Can any institution afford such faculty members on their pay rolls? Can an institution afford to destroy its own future and the career of the students?

It is high time the concerned faculty rose to the occasion.

Monday 19 June 2023

A VIEWPOINT ON UNEMPLOYABLE ENGINEERS AND UNEMPLOYABILITY

 

A VIEWPOINT ON UNEMPLOYABLE ENGINEERS AND UNEMPLOYABILITY

Healthy / strong manufacturing sector can only help in better fiscal policies. Low skilled / unskilled engineers can’t sustain a healthy manufacturing sector. This simplest equation is going beyond the comprehension of the policy makers. Beating around the bush can never give desired output. We will have to find real reasons for the universities producing unemployable engineers. Any effort other than this will continue to bring disaster.

 Classroom to classroom teachers / faculty are designing engineering curriculum by sitting in the airconditioned AICTE offices and this is the reason that our universities are churning out unemployable engineers. Being a Mechanical Engineer, I have studied the curriculum for mechanical engineering and I feel pity for our youth and the country. Unfortunately, we have come too far and corrective action may not be possible now. Therefore, keep offering more and more opportunities to ‘make in India’.

 ‘East India Company’ came on its own and we could ask them to go back but now we are inviting them with a red-carpet welcome. Will we have any authority to ask them to go back? Will there be a possibility for our engineers to work with dignity? Low skilled engineers are produced for serving multi-Nationals.

 Minimum monthly dole / allowance can be given only when the country has healthy and vibrant manufacturing sector. Let us be committed to the Nation and build a better future for our next generation.


Saturday 3 June 2023

MEANING OF MAHA GATH BANDHAN IN INDIA

MEANING OF MAHA GATHBANDHAN IN INDIA 


What is the meaning of “Maha Gathbandhan”? If all opposition parties are Honest, sincere, and committed to the cause of people and the country, then they should UNITE and become one.

 

But this will never happen because politics in India, for the majority of politicians, is: ‘for the family & self’, ‘by the family & self’, ‘of the family & self’.

 

“Maha Gathbandhan” means let us join and enjoy the benefits together. Nothing is beyond this. Political parties having guts to vouch for the formation of the ‘Maha Gathbandhan’ is an insult of the highest order to the people of this Nation.

 

I challenge all the opposition parties trying to form an alliance or ‘Maha Gathbandhan’ to merge and form a common opposition if they are really honest, sincere, and committed to the cause of people and the country. Let them prove to us by releasing a Single Manifesto in the name of a single united political party, failing which I appeal to all the countrymen in their trap in the name of religion, caste, language to Shut the Door on their Faces immediately.

 

If they themselves can’t be united then what is the meaning of Maha Gathbandhan? Jago mere pyare deshwasiyon jago.

Sunday 2 April 2023

TECHNICAL EDUCATION VICTIM OF PSEUDO-INTELLECTUALISM

TECHNICAL EDUCATION VICTIM OF PSEUDO-INTELLECTUALISM

Technical Education is the victim of Superiority Complex, Pseudo-Intellectualism, Total detachability from the Indian Industries requirements, Teaching mostly using the foreign material, Curriculum designed for continuance of the livelihood rather than brainstorming to produce employable industry ready engineers.

 The present-day engineering degree holding engineers find it difficult to accept the challenges of Shop-floor in any industry. Industries are starved of good productive engineers and are failing to sustain as a result or forced to continue with lower productivity. It is evident that lower productivity just can’t ensure respectable salaries or employment.

 Narrative is so developed that blame for unemployability either goes to the Government or the Industries while the blame 100% belongs to the unrealistic curriculum and its handlers. I am confident that this will soon be realized by the career conscious students and things will start changing only after that. The balanced curriculum is one that ensures a mix of employable and innovative engineers.

The realistic and productive curriculum can be designed only when custodians keep away the Pseudo-intellectuals and Nepotism.

Sunday 23 October 2022

HOW THE JOBS ARE CREATED: DO POLITICAL LEADERS KNOW?

HOW THE JOBS ARE CREATED: DO POLITICAL LEADERS KNOW? 

क्या कोई भी किसी भी राजनितिक पार्टी का मंत्री या नेता यह बताने का प्रयास करेगा की आप लोग जनता से लाखों की तादात में नौकरियां देने का वायदा कैसे करलेते हैं? क्या उनको या आपको पता है की नौकरियां कैसे पैदा होती हैं और कौन जिम्मेदार है? 

मैं जनता को यह बताना चाहता हूँ की यह सब जनता की मजबूरी का फायदा उठा कर केवल आपका वोट लेने के लिये आपकी भावनाओं से खिलवाड़ करते हैं। आज से कसम खाईये की जो भी नेता नौकरी का वायदा करे तो आप उसको वोट नहीं करेंगे। यह सब जनता को मूर्ख बनाते हैं और अपना काम निकालते हैं।  

यह नेता केवल इसलिये कामयाब होते हैं की जनता भी काम लालची नहीं होती। जनता को भी लगता है की नौकरियां  इन नेताओं की जेब में रखी होती हैं और जब चाहो तब ले लो। जागो मेरे देशवासिओं जागो, ऐसे नेताओं को अगले चुनावों में अच्छी तरह से धूल चटाओ।  

Will any minister or leader of any political party tell us how they promise people to give jobs in lakhs? Do they or you know how jobs are created and who is responsible?

I want to tell the public that by taking advantage of the compulsion of the public, they play with your sentiments only to get your vote. Take an oath from today that you will not vote for any leader who promises a job. All these fool the public and get their job done.

These leaders are successful only because the people are no less greedy. People also feel that jobs are kept in the pockets of these leaders and the people can take whenever they want. Wake up my countrymen, dump all such leaders in the next elections. Ensure that all such leaders lick the dust.


Saturday 4 June 2022

TEACHING PROFESSIONALS (GURUS) VS TEACHING EMPLOYEES

 

TEACHING PROFESSIONALS (GURUS) VS TEACHING EMPLOYEES

 

There is a serious scarcity of ‘Teaching Professionals (Gurus)’ and the ‘Teaching Employees’ are in abundance. Termites endanger the integrity of a structure, and if left untreated, the level of destruction will only increase. The teaching employees are weakening the nation, a rise in their numbers is directly proportional to spiraling academic degradation.

 One of the main reasons behind such hirings are the incapable selection committees, characterized by such teaching employees. The immediate solution could be to build a pool of teaching professional (Gurus) renowned for their intellectual capability and this group should be relied on for the purpose of constituting the desired ‘Selection Committees’.

 The distinction between these two classes been discussed and tabulated below:

 Teaching Professionals (Gurus) vs Teaching Employees

S. No.

Teaching professionals (Gurus)

Teaching Employees

1.      

Fit to teach.

Unfit to teach, but falsely consider themselves Competent teachers

2.      

Hiring is based on Intellectual Capability for the particular branch, research aptitude, and capability for all-round development of the students.

Hiring based on Nepotism & other extraneous factors.  Stereotypical interview ritual, usually devoid of assessment of technical aptitude.

3.      

Use a holistic approach.

No holistic approach.

4.      

Apply the principle of ‘How & Why’ to each & every statement they make in the class.

Don’t apply the principle of ‘How & Why’.

5.      

Mentor & treat students as their kids

Not bothered, not sensitive to the needs of the students.

6.      

For every topic discussed, a review of start-up & employment potential

Lack the intellectual capability to assess domain outlook

7.      

Ensure engaging students for the required number of hours in a semester.

Don’t miss an opportunity to miss the engagement.

8.      

Accompany students to the laboratory and discuss the philosophy of the practical topic.

Don’t accompany the students and leave everything to the technician, resulting in no knowledge addition. Inapt hirings are bound to lack the technical know-how.

9.      

Asset for the Nation

Liability for the Nation

10.   

Responsible for producing technically qualified professionals and worthy citizens.

Responsible for producing Paper degree-holding engineers and citizens with selfish attitudes. This is not a fault of the students.

11.   

Theory and practicals are integral to the subject coverage and the same teacher handles both for the sake of holistic approach.

Theory and practicals are taken as separate loads and are handled by different teachers. Holistic approach remains absent.

12.   

Their fragrance is felt in the society.

No one wants to talk about them and say any good words.

13.   

Attendance is not used as a tool to control the students.

Attendance is used as a tool for controlling the students.

14.   

Question paper is application-based and involves brainstorming.

Straight questions and at times, questions from previous years. Mugging becomes dominant.

15.   

They have courage to honestly offer ‘Open book Test’.

‘Open book Test’ is meaningless.

16.   

Invigilation duty becomes redundant in such question papers.

Invigilation duty is a must.

17.   

Spends extra time to inculcate moral values, social responsibilities and duties towards the Nation in their students.

Don’t feel responsible and never feel the need for it, while they have all the expectations from the teachers who teach their children.

 

Friday 6 May 2022

POLICIES ON PAPER ARE TANGENTIAL TO THE POLICIES IN PRACTICE: PLIGHT OF HIGHER EDUCATION

POLICIES ON PAPER ARE TANGENTIAL TO THE POLICIES IN PRACTICE: PLIGHT OF HIGHER EDUCATION 

Our custodians are expert planners in making the excellent policies and roadmaps for a crop of quality higher education but there is hardly an effort to identify the good quality seed, farmer and necessary infrastructure for irrigation and organic manure to result in a higher yielding quality crop. Until this is addressed, there can’t be any meaningful output.

There are many Government / Private institutions in the country which are doing gross injustice to their students and consequently to the Nation. Insufficient classrooms, insufficient Laboratories, serious shortage of teaching professionals (Gurus)*, No Technical staff, no Workshop practicals, no engineering drawing halls.

It is very unfortunate that taxpayers' precious hard-earned money is simply going to waste. Is there any way, the custodians can make public the Utilization Factor for the tax-payer’s money spent in the name of higher education? Most unfortunate for the Nation is that the Policies on paper are opposite to the Policies followed in practice.

* Unfortunately institutions are hiring “Teaching Employees'' and not the "Teaching Professionals (GURUS)" because they fail to differentiate between these two terms.