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.