A SAD THOUGHT ON ST. STEPHEN’S COLLEGE

A SAD THOUGHT ON ST. STEPHEN’S COLLEGE

Valson Thampu

One of the reasons why some of the teachers in St. Stephen’s College, oppose autonomy is that they fear PG courses might be introduced. Many of them are simply not qualified or competent to teach at this level. The activists are mostly MAs! Now they won’t qualify for a teaching job even in schools. The worst is that they haven’t grown over decades. The most frustrating part of my tenure was battling the pigheadedness of this entrenched mediocrity. They have no qualms and no sense of shame. They think that a loud mouth and thick skin are all it takes to pass for heroes.

Higher education in India is in shambles not because we don’t have funds. Our greatest curse is substandard teachers who think having to work is an atrocity on them. How long shall we tolerate these parasites?

Until a public outcry is raised against this systematic obstruction of the progress and the future of the country our children, our grandchildren and their children will perish at the hands of these bandicoots.

Please speak up!
Valson

Rev.Thampu is a noted educationist and former Principal of St.Stephen’s College,Delhi.

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I am a veteran journalist based in Chandigarh India.I joined the profession in June 1982 and worked as a Staff Reporter with the National Herald at Delhi till June 1986. I joined The Hindu at Delhi in 1986 as a Staff Reporter and was promoted as Special Correspondent in 1993 and transferred to Chandigarh. I left The Hindu in September 2012 and launched my own newspaper ventures including this news portal and a weekly newspaper NORTH INDIA KALEIDOSCOPE (currently temporarily suspended).