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.


 


Saturday, 30 April 2022

SEEKING ADMISSION TO ENGINEERING? IT’S TIME TO CHECK

"SEEKING ADMISSION TO ENGINEERING? IT’S TIME TO CHECK"

What do the parents look into while selecting a college of engineering for their daughters and sons? 

  1. The reputation of the institute.
  2. The reputation of the university to which the institute is affiliated.
  3. Private or Government owned institution.
  4. The only institute that has offered an admission.
  5. Parents are desperate to admit their daughters and sons to engineering college for status.
  6. The sole criteria is to get your daughters and sons as professionally qualified industry ready engineers.

Any irresponsible decision creates a problem of unemployability, frustration and at times leading to IRREPARABLE loss to the family.

All the parents are sincerely requested to concentrate only on the last point (6). Government or Private is not that important. Kindly ensure that you don’t become the destroyer of the bright careers of your children to which most parents and their ‘paper degree holding’ engineering (in fact non-engineering) daughters and sons won’t agree but start abusing the Government for everything that is going wrong.

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, No Technical staff, no Workshop practicals, no engineering drawing halls.

The prospective students and the parents may check the placement records, talk to the senior students, quality & sincerity of the faculty, accreditation of the institution and internship plans before seeking admission. 

Make sure that your precious daughter / son doesn’t become a bonafide student of any such Private / Government institutions.

Monday, 25 April 2022

WAYS TO ELIMINATE VOTE BANK POLITICS AND STRENGTHEN DEMOCRACY

 WAYS TO ELIMINATE VOTE BANK POLITICS AND STRENGTHEN DEMOCRACY


Vote bank politics is causing destruction of the Nation. Parliamentarians, judiciary and the Election Commission are requested to devise a foolproof system of election where such destructive politics is not allowed. Things have already started going beyond control. Religion, Caste, Region, Freebies based electioneering just can’t be ALLOWED. Dirty mind politics and politicians can’t be allowed in any Democracy. All such politicians who try to exploit the masses must be banned for life. Anybody issuing dictate to a group of people en masse, must be sent for rigorous imprisonment for vitiating the atmosphere. The person(s) may be booked for sedition.

The election Commission may consider carrying out exhaustive eligibility test to ensure that only the worthy people become parliamentarians. The suggestive topics may be:

  1. Fundamental understanding of the constitution.
  2. Awareness of Social Equality.
  3. Understanding of Uniform Civil Code in a Secular State.
  4. Concept of Nationalism.
  5. Fundamentals of Law & Order
  6. Concept of Public Servant and Egoless attitude.
  7. Overall quality of the brain.

Pre-condition for contesting elections:

  1. Person must be at least a graduate
  2. Wealth declaration can’t be taken as the license to convert black money or illegally earned money to white money. IT / ED must wet the wealth and tax returns.
  3. Any wrong declaration must lead to immediate termination from all positions they may be holding at the time of detection of false declaration including Parliament / Assembly / Legislative assembly seat. Please ensure that no escape is allowed.

It’s time to act tough for the sake of the Nation.


Thursday, 21 April 2022

FREEBIES, A FORMULA FOR WINNING ELECTION

 

FREEBIES, A FORMULA FOR WINNING ELECTION

 

The honest citizens who don't want to survive on freebies must ask such leaders to make public the source of funding such freebies. The chief minister of Delhi must tell citizens the source of funding 300 units of electricity free every month. I am sure no power generating company will ever allow a free distribution.

 

He is has started paying Rs.18000/month to the Muslim religious leaders. He should extend it to the religious leaders belonging to all other religions as well, being a SECULAR Chief Minister. I welcome the policy of providing financial support to such people ELSE he must justify the selective move.

 

How will he pay Rs.1000/month to every female in Punjab is a million-dollar question? Why is he making selective citizens the slave of freebies instead of awakening their ‘self-esteem’?


I request people to question all such leaders who announce freebies during elections. People must understand that accepting freebies means compromising their future.

 

I sincerely request the Election Commission and the Finance Minister to kindly examine and enlighten the public that it’s all permitted legally else all kinds of freebies must be banned with immediate effect. 

Tuesday, 19 April 2022

ELECTORAL REFORMS, A SMALL SUGGESTION

 ELECTORAL REFORMS, A SMALL SUGGESTION


How about allowing only the ‘National Level Political Parties’ to contest elections. Let the smaller regional parties merge compulsorily into the National level political parties of their closest choice.

 

This will put an end to the Divisive Policies, Black Mailing and Horse Trading at the later stage. This idea may solve many of the political problems arising due to the opportunistic politicians.

 

This step may prove to be a guaranty for National Integration and I am very strongly for it. However, opportunistic politicians are likely to oppose it tooth and nail.


Tuesday, 29 March 2022

RUSSIA - UKRAINE WAR: AN EYE OPENER

RUSSIA - UKRAINE WAR: AN EYE OPENER

Countries with the vested interests and unsatiated hunger for controlling the entire wealth of the Globe won’t allow the Russia-Ukraine war to stop as far as possible. The proof of this is the continuous incitement of both Russia and Ukraine by their leaders. No one has talked of peace till date, instead they are busy making fiery speeches to fuel the war. 

These countries found an easy prey in Comedian turned President of the Ukraine due to his political immaturity and personal ambitions. These countries have succeeded in tremendously fueling the ARMS RACE Globally. These countries have achieved their targets of demonstrating the capability of their armament and it can be seen in the spiked share prices of military hardware manufacturers. These countries are also in a race to control the oil market and prices. 

Another angle could be to weaken the Russia militarily and therefore all efforts are made to ensure the continuance of Ukraine-Russia war such that western world is able to control the area of land and sea that falls within the Arctic Circle which is a home to an estimated 90 billion barrels of oil, an incredible 13% of Earth's reserves. It's also estimated to contain almost a quarter of untapped global gas resources. Be ready and gear up for full scale exploitation.

This achievement is at the expense of the precious human life. The world is sitting on a volcano of a Nuclear War. These greedy countries must understand that they can enjoy the world only when they are alive. What will they do with the amassed wealth? Anyway, the choice is theirs. These countries are the curse to mankind. Let us pray for the sense to prevail.


Sunday, 20 February 2022

PROFESSOR OF "DIRTY POLITICS & UNETHICAL PRACTICES"

 PROFESSOR OF "DIRTY POLITICS & UNETHICAL PRACTICES"


Since most faculty in various technical institutes, including premier institutions spend major quality time in doing dirty politics at the expense of the academics, it will be appropriate to hire a ‘Professor of Dirty Politics & Unethical Practices’ for upgrading and honing the skills of such faculty members continuously. Naturally the academics and selection of quality faculty remains totally on the back burner.

Some institutes have already started the centers for imparting education in dirty politics and unethical practices using a disguised name to fool the outside public and visitors.

Basically it is the sweet outcome mainly due to a driver driving a bus of academics without a valid driving license. It is impossible to salvage the situation with the current academic philosophy of the institutes. Either the Custodians aren’t able to read between the lines or have preferred to keep a blind eye. May God bless the institutions.

SOLUTION LIES IN PRIVATIZING ALL THE INSTITUTIONS AT THE EARLIEST.

Without any prejudice, TRUTH IS ALWAYS BITTER.

MOBOCRACY AND DEMOCRACY

MOBOCRACY AND DEMOCRACY

No country can ever progress and prosper where the voters vote only on the basis of Religion and Caste.

It is mandatory to have a valid driving license for driving a car. Similarly, there must be a minimum benchmark for giving a voting right to an individual for eliminating the religious and caste fanatics, else they will destroy the Nation.

Technically speaking we only have Mobocracy in the name of Democracy.

Friday, 28 January 2022

ABOLISH MANDATORY CONDITION FOR PUBLISHING RESEARCH

ABOLISH MANDATORY CONDITION FOR PUBLISHING RESEARCH

The mandatory requirement of publishing research papers has promoted Plagiarism, manipulated research, mushrooming of very substandard commercial journals etc. The main objective of making this a mandatory requirement is to indirectly build the biodata (CV) of faculty members. Every policy is basically faculty centric at the expense of the research students. However commercial journals are thankful to such policy makers for assuring fortune to them.

Most horrifying is the fact that some unscrupulous persons launch a journal from their laptop and publish papers to meet the requirement for their selection. Once selected, the journal dies prematurely. It is quite often seen that Research Supervisors exploit the research students only for completing the eligibility criterion for their next promotion / selection. Publications by coercing the research students seldom result in quality publications. Just check how many teachers have single author publications? There were no such compulsions sometime until mid-nineties and I am sure PhD theses produced before this condition was launched, were no less in quality.

Research Publications must be the outcome of self-motivation of the researcher and the chemistry with the Research Supervisor. I sincerely appeal and request the Directors & Vice Chancellors, UGC, AICTE and Ministry of Education to abolish this real unhealthy practice with immediate effect to arrest the further decline of research and academics.