People who think only politics at centre is in turmoil these days should turn their eyes to Delhi University where politics from the last few days is taking a new turn everyday and getting shrewder and dirtier.
While facing crisis of gathering coalition support NSUI gave the besieged Congress something to smile about, its students wing - National Students Union of India (NSUI) - has bagged three of the four posts in the Delhi University Students Union (DUSU). The Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP), the BJP's face on the campus, barely managed a tie with NSUI for joint secretary.
Arun Hooda of NSUI, a student of Law Centre-I, defeated his closest rival of the ABVP, Ankit Dhananjay Choudhary, by a margin of 5,465 for the post of DUSU president, while Varun Khari was declared the new vice president. Varun Chaudhary was elected the secretary. Since there was a tie between NSUI's Raveena Chaudhary and ABVP's Vishu Basoya for the post of joint secretary, the result would now be decided by a lottery.
This is the first major victory of NSUI since its clean sweep in 2007 showed up the ABVP as a bad loser. The RSS-backed ABVP had thumped NSUI in the elections last year bagging three of the four posts. The NSUI could only manage to win the post of president.
Alleging that the candidates backed by National Students' Union of India (NSUI) won the three posts because the Congress government in Delhi and at the Centre used money and muscle power during the election, state secretary of ABVP Rohit Chahal said there was no transparency during the counting. "The candidates were not allowed to see the EVMs. Even the media was not allowed inside the counting centres. Last year, they telecasted the counting on screens, which they didn't do this year,"
Unable to survive the jolt they received after the announcement of result, Its activists went berserk on the campus and indulged in vandalism, alleging rigging, forcing the police to lathi-charge them. Some students who were injured were taken to Hindu Rao hospital while some students who were critically injured were taken to AIIMS Trauma Centre. “It’s not about winning or losing the polls. It’s about the way Delhi Police reacted when our students demanded recounting of votes. I hope DUSU officials look into the matter and do the needful.” said a disappointed Vijay Goyal, BJP Leader.
In what is being regarded as a highly imprudent move, the ABVP is busy gathering public support. They organised a bandth in North Campus.
However this move by the ABVP was also not very successful as classes went on as usual in most colleges, where no reports of ABVP disrupting classes was reported. However, the ABVP activists were able to make their presence felt in colleges like KMC and Ramjas, where the activists stormed into classrooms and demanded that the students leave the classrooms, thereby upsetting normal college routine.
Students to had mixed reaction about this apparent “bandh”. Some thought that it is a move to gain unnecessary attention, while some argued that polls were unjustly conducted. However nothing austere has been done till now.The members of the newly-elected Delhi University students' union had all been served show-cause notices for violating the code of conduct before the polls. A fact-finding committee has finally been formed to look into evidence against the candidates and examine their replies.
in recent development a three-member committee consists of professor Ramesh Gautam, director of Institute of Lifelong Learning and he will also chair the committee; Dr R C Kuhad; and Dr Sunil Sondhi, principal of Maharaja Agrasen College. "It is an independent committee and will decide on the matter," says professor C S Dubey — the chief election officer.
ABVP is unhappy with the committee choice. "We wanted a committee that would be fair. We wanted a retired judge from the Supreme Court or High Court to chair the committee," says Rohit Chahal of ABVP.
It is also learnt through the news papers that the NSUI who lost the students union elections to ABVP in the DAV College at Dehradun has also asked for such an inquiry.
With the declaration by QS’ Annual survey, the English Department of Delhi University holds its heads high. Getting a rank in the survey among the top 50-100 group, the English Department of DU has made it grand and splendor. No doubt it is a moment of pride or every graduate from DU.
Also, other universities of India which have made in to the ranking but in the rank of 151-200 groups are Jawaharlal Nehru University, University of Kolkata and University of Hyderabad. But the crown of glory was held high by the department of English, DU by standing like a pillar in competition with famous universities like, Pennsylvania State University, St. Andrew’s University and University of Sussex.
Department of English, DU left behind universities like Purdue University, University of Liverpool and Nottingham University in the race of being better in the language. To the delight only the top 50 has been raise individually and English Department, DU has that privileged taken. Thought the topped university is University of Cambridge.
A student of English (H), DU, remarked, “We are sure of getting more such extended moments of joy now more often as this is like a step towards a dream coming true.” The atmosphere in DU is filled with glee and aims for higher achievements.
Sri venkateswara college (DU) is situated at Dhaula Kuan New Delhi opposite to the satya niketan market and is one of the most prestigious college in DU , usually known for its amazing faculty and excellent academic standards .It is said that Cultivation to the mind is as necessary as food to the body , so students need to use the canteen to recharge their batteries and therefore the canteen of a college plays a very important role in the college though people often underestimate its importance.
If you go to Sri Venkateswara’s college canteen your first impression is quite impressive .You need not worry about getting a seat as there is abundant space which makes you quite relaxed and you can enjoy your dish .If you wish to sit outside, the view is quite relaxing and if you decide to sit inside, the tables and chairs are quite clean and up to a restaurant standard but the counter belongs to the stone age as you need to exchange money for money coupons which gives a bad impression as we are living in the twenty first century (where is the cash register??????????) and you can view the kitchen which seems to be a makeshift kitchen which quite kills your appetite but the service is good as compared to other colleges .There is no door to the kitchen which tells the customer to remain off-limits so if you want to take a closer view as a health inspector there is absolutely no obstacle for you in your way.
There is a lot of variety available but the standout dishes are masala dosa, chowmein .Other dishes which are available are samosas etc which are not up to the mark .The biggest let down is that there are no momos (can you believe it!!!!!!!!!!!!)The beverages doesn’t include a variety as they will only have mountain dew or fanta which quite limits your options and I think the refrigerator is a show off piece as the beverages are always at room temperature and not chilled as expected .The usual coffee is always available to get your mind working if you have a hangover from a previous nightout.The menu seems to be of a typical south Indian restaurant which has decided to include some other dishes like noodles etc
SIGNATURE DISH – MASALA DOSA
Visually the masala dosa at Sri Venkateswara college canteen is small in size as compared to the dosa served in other DU colleges but once you start to eat, it shows that power does come in small size. The masala dosa is full of flavors and doesn’t lack anything as compared to a traditional dosa .The sambar has a good consistency and the some healthy vegetables can be found in the sambar which is good news for the healthy eaters .The coconut chutney is in a class of its own as it has just about the right flavor and its not to liquid as it is the case in many canteens of other colleges but the canteen has a problem in turning out a good dosa every time you place a order for it .So if you are lucky you may get an amazing dosa otherwise you may get a dosa which lacks flavor and there is no conviction in it. But if you do the probability you have a good chance of getting a good standard dosa.The price is only Rs20 which according to me makes it a bargain especially when everyone is complaining about inflation.
To my absolute amazement the chowmein is quite good, both visually and in flavors .It looks quite appetizing and you may want to indulge for another plate and the biggest plus point is that if you are very health conscience then it’s a perfect dish as it is not oily and greasy .It also has vegetables like capsicum which makes it a delight among the healthy eaters. I couldn’t find any fault in it but still lacks a factor which makes it a must eat every time.
If you are passing by sri venkateswara college my advice is to go to its canteen and check out the masala dosa and hope you are lucky enough to get a good standard dosa and the chowmein is a must have And my advice is that if you want chilled beverages please get them from outside the college .But its still a good experience to eat at sri venkateswara’s canteen .So the fresher’s and the students now know what to check out from sri venkateswara’s canteen.
Just when the Fresher’s party fever was dying down in DCAC and people were looking forward to a week long mid-semester break, they were showered with a massive surprise on the last working the day before the break began(literally showered). On 28th September, Friday, DCACites enjoyed a Rain-Dance party and, boy, it was not just a party. Everyone was wet, grimy & tired yet no one wanted to leave the dance floor which was set up right next to the canteen area. All one can say is that this academic year has begun with a bang and one can hope that it continues to surprise the students for the rest of the year.
Though everyone had the time of their lives but this was no random party thrown to celebrate nothing. You see, the team of newly elected Student President of DCAC Mukesh (B. Comm.: Final Year), while campaigning, had promised a roaring Rain-Dance party if their candidate emerged victorious in the college elections. Proving their credibility & giving an insight into the rocking year ahead, the team kept their word. Organized by Aadesh (B. Comm.: Final Year) & Sumit (B. Comm.: Final Year), the party brought together every student in the college & marked the middle of the semester with best bash on campus so far. Aadesh said that he’d been avoiding every other Rain-Dance college party for the last two years & being a true DCACite; he wanted to enjoy the party at his own college. He had been trying to organize one in DCAC for the same period of time. Finally the end result was a stupendous success.
Students were overheard praising the party and by late night a lot had changed their DPs to a wetter and stickier version of their previous self. The party began at 12.30 p.m. and went on for nearly 5 electrifying hours. The DJ came well prepared and belted out chartbusters and crowd-pleasers one after the other. From Enrique to Honey Singh, from Rihanna to Pitbull, from Punjabi-funk to Sheila & Munni, the playlist was lively & thrilling. The people who were initially apprehensive about getting wet were drawn in soon as they simply couldn’t resist the music. Even though there was some competition organized by ‘LipIce’ but it didn’t stand a chance in front of the party and the crowds thronged the floor while the competition area wore an almost deserted look once the party began. All in all, the break began on a happy note & raised the bar for the upcoming bashes. There was a unanimous admiration for the party and people were left wanting for more. Here’s looking forward to many more such great parties ahead.
It’s always a little bit of a surprise for many girls if not all to get into an all girls college after dreaming about getting into a fancy college , being a part of a cool group, bunking classes on and off and enjoying the newly found freedom to the hilt. But wait! Suddenly you hear the alarm buzzing loud beside you and you’re forced to wake up from this dream. Welcome to the reality! Like the popular notion of any other college under an University, you’d expect Kamala Nehru a.k.a KNC (one of the eminent colleges under DU) to fulfill all your desires of having a carefree college life but the scene is a little different here for a newcomer .The first few months might be a rude shock since KNC does not fit in to the stereotypical image of a college. However, the culture of this ‘hatke’ and different institution starts growing upon the students very soon. Eventually when one settles down, everyone has a different tale to tell with the enthusiasm of being ‘in love’ with their college.
KNC is one of the ten all girls colleges under DU and its quite stringent in many aspects. The teachers are obliging and supportive but very particular about conducting classes regularly and maintaining the attendance record and the most disappointing bit is that one cannot put a proxy for the attendance. Thinking of a mass bunk is surely not an appreciated thought in this academy either. But there are some things which overshadow all these off-putting points and make you fall for it soon enough.
KNC is well known for its campus, co-curricular activities and the canteen! The campus is lush green and has a huge ground. The favourite spot for the KNC lasses would undoubtedly be the Chaupal area where you find most of them hanging around during their short break and chilling or just gossiping. Sometimes, you may even get to see Lakshya (The Dramatics society) practicing the different genres of drama. Next to the Chaupal , you have the Nescafe kiosk and the canteen. The scrumptious food and the varieties available at the KNC canteen not only make all the students hog over the food but attract students from other neighboring colleges to have a quick bite at the canteen.
Apart from this, KNC has a mammoth crowd of talented young women in various fields and to bind them together, there are varied college societies which nurture their talents and motivate them to reach for the stars. Glitz (Fashion society), Luminoso (Fine arts society), Zephry (Western music society), Nupur (Indian Dance society) to name a few, consist of budding talents winning various prizes in different competitions, taking KNC to the level where it stands up today.
You walk around the campus and when you look around, you’re bound to see girls working for any of the three societies which require a compulsory registration in one the three societies in the three years of college. The societies are NSS (National Service Scheme), NSO (National Sports Organization and NCC (National Cadet Corps). This college never takes a break! Be it the various talks/campaigns on social issues, Sports tournaments, Union students working for the college nitty-gritty or eminent guest speakers delivering inspirational speeches.
KNC very gently and very subtly teaches one a very important value of life; which is - Having fun by breaking rules is passé; the fun which exists within the rules is uncontaminated and uncomplicated. Thus you really don’t have to struggle hard, break your head and heart in your endeavor to be outside the box; remember that the box was made to contain and safeguard all the fun that you need. What best to exemplify this value when our own principal, Dr. Minoti Chatterjee, the key custodian of the culture at KNC who starts dancing to the tune of ‘Hud-Hud Dabang Dabang’ on your college farewell. It’s indeed a life and time at Kamala Nehru College.
Recently a 17 year old girl in Delhi who had secured 72.5% marks in her 12 CBSE boards approached the high court to challenge the physical test for the chess trails which has ignited the debate whether there should be a different physical test for indoor and out door games.
Chess is a game of the mind which requires a high concentration and quick thinking. It is a very widely played game in our country and people like Viswanathan Anand have made our country proud by not only announcing the arrival of Indians to the international chess arena but also making us proud by winning the world championships on numerous occasions. Chess has allowed Indians to showcase their talent and ability in the international community.
The people who take chess trials at Delhi University require undergoing a physical test which is required for every person seeking admission under the sports quota. The test is to run one kilometer in six minutes.
People are divided on this issue. One set of people believe this is a great injustice and disrespect to the chess players as they don’t have to do much physical work in playing chess and they argue that chess is a game of strategy which only requires the use of the mind and they cannot understand how officials in DU fail to acknowledge this and still demand a physical test .They cannot figure out how a chess player would benefit if he/she could run a kilometer in six minutes.
Another set of people (mostly the DU officials) say that physical fitness is required for mental fitness so if a person could run one kilometer in 6 minutes it shows that the person is physically fit and thus mentally fit.
The recent High Court order has been a blow to the DU officials as they have stated that the DU officials should consider the issue and reformulate physical standards for games like chess. The judges were of the opinion that the existing physical standard criteria was apt and justified for outdoor games and also indoor games like badminton and table tennis, in which physical activity was involved, but different standards of physical fitness is required for games like chess and carom.
We can now only hope that the DU officials understand the issue and make the necessary changes which will be a big impetus to the students who apply for chess trails .With the support and understanding of DU officials they will make us proud in the international chess arena.
Shaheed Bhagat Singh College (M)
The time spent at the High School is a mixed bag of different feelings, thoughts, ideas, tasks and Challenges for all the students. This is the time when they start gearing up for the final and most challenging year of their lives “THE BOARD EXAMS”. The scholars need to balance out on their academics, college applications and co-circulars in full swing. So, they need to be very focused with what they are doing.
First Cut offs came out and there was an influx of students to get into one of the best colleges of Delhi University. Indraprastha College for Women (IP College) is a dream college for many girls. The people who were now a part of IP College were neither into in the main North Campus cluster but were still in the North Campus. The building reflected a rich heritage of 28 year. It was full of greenery and fresh air. With every fresh year comes newness to the campus. The seniors help their juniors fit in the new surroundings.
Some girls got the Subjects of their choice and some didn’t. Those who didn’t get the subjects of their choice had to adapt to the new subject with a good spirit to do their best. So, they began with a fresh mind. They even observed the colourful atmosphere of the campus and realised the change. The scholars got new access to do whatever they want, whichever way they want. This is a platform where the students can meet different kind of people from different states, backgrounds and countries. So the campus is a blend of different walks of life.
IP College has an enrolment of over 2670 students and offers a wide range of courses. Uniquely, it offers the B.A (Hons.) course in Mass Media and Mass Communication (BMMMC) which is ranked among the best in the country. The College ranks in the top ten colleges of the city and the top twenty in the country. This fact clearly suggests that faculty, teachers and opportunities are excellent. They are experts in their fields.
The ‘Societies’ of Indraprastha College are nothing less than a celebration. They are the most pleasant and integral part of the campus. Their main aim is an all round personality development of each and every girl graduating from the college. So, every student has to compulsorily join at least two societies, they think they can best perform in. There is a plethora of societies ranging from Abhivyakti- The Dramatics Society, Afroza- Western Dance society, Laashya- Contemporary and Jazz Dance Society, Indian Classical Dance Society, Alaap-Indian Music Society, Western Music Society, Spic Macay, Film and Photography, Fine Arts Society, North East Society to Women Development Cell, English Debating Society, Hindi Debating Society, Eco Club, National Social Service(NSS), National Cadet Corps(NCC) to name few. They have actively been working to towards honing the skills of its members. The seniors play a key role in guiding the freshers through the new setting.
The College’s extensive sports facilities have recently been augmented by the up gradation of the two tennis courts and the basketball court into synthetic courts. A multi-specialty indoor sports centre of international standards has also been built. It consists of badminton courts, a squash court, a shooting range, a fully-equipped gymnasium, an aerobics training centre, table tennis tables, a judo floor and provisions for other indoor games. The College also has a very large and well- maintained sports field. The College offers dedicated facilities for a variety of other sports as well, such as archery, athletics, handball, volleyball etc. Indraprastha is the only women's college in the University with its own hygienically maintained swimming pool. Its scrupulously clean surroundings, up-to-date facilities and friendly staff make it a popular attraction in the summer months for both learners and swimmers.
The College has a fully equipped studio for in-house training and production. It has several computer laboratories and a spacious library with a lift for PH access. Library is an integral part of the college which carries a range of books from different times; some of which are even extinct from the market. Customized software for an easy access to the book is a frequently used feature. Reading materials in Braille for the visually challenged are also available in the Library.
The College has an auditorium, seminar rooms, a state-of-the-art conference room and an Audio- Visual Resource Centre. It has excellent sports infrastructure with a swimming pool, vast playgrounds and a sprawling multi - facility sports complex. The College also provides basic medical facilities to deal with minor emergencies. It has a Career Guidance and Placement Cell.
The College has two hostels, one funded by the UGC, accommodating 200 students and the newly constructed Indraprastha College Women's Hostel with 166 seats.
After the phenomenal success of Blisspoint 2011, the economics association of Sri Venkateswara College organised Blisspoint 2012 – a two day inter-college event that took place on the 27th and the 28th of this month. With the theme being “Sustaining India’s Growth amidst Global Crisis” and well over ten events occurring in a span of two days, it was a lively, enlightening and enjoyable event for all concerned.
The fest commenced with an inaugural session which included speeches and an interactive session conducted by Dr. Pronab Sen (Chief Guest), Principal Advisor, Planning Commission of India and Dr. Rohini Samanathan (Guest of Honour), Professor of Economics, Delhi School of Economics. It kicked off with the ‘BlissMUN’, a two day conference comprising of three committees – The General Assembly, The Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) and the Security Council. The General Assembly was literally armed with two agendas, the main one being “Ballistic Missile Proliferation” and the reserve agenda, “Prevention of an arms race in outer space”. The conference hall resonated with the sound of frequent table tapping (more like banging) and numerous pleas to follow up by the delegates. The delegate of Iran, in particular, seemed to make well-founded arguments and bring up valid points throughout the duration of the conference. The Security Council decided to discuss the situation in the Middle East with a special emphasis on Palestine, while the ECOSOC argued over the vulnerability of the global market to natural and unnatural disasters. In all the committees, the varying views of the delegates made concord, and hence the formation of a draft resolution, a seemingly monumental and never ending task. When asked about the event, the delegates complained about the lack of functioning Air Conditioners and laptop charging points throughout the venues, but they lauded the efforts of the organising committee and praised the executive board for their vast knowledge and experience.
While the caucuses and the commotion at BlissMUN continued, a general quiz was conducted by Venky’s own quiz society, ‘ConQUIZtadors’ which tested the general awareness and the knowledge level of the candidates in two gruelling rounds. Some events like the ‘Be an Economist’ and the ‘Treasure Hunt’ required no prior knowledge of economics on the part of the participant and turned out to be mind boggling, stimulating and fun all at the same time. The treasure hunt comprised of a challenging elimination round that tested the candidates’ logical reasoning abilities before actually shortlisting them for the hunt. The Siddharth Memorial Debate, named in the memory of one of the best debaters of the college, consisted of two rounds (one conventional and one parliamentary) of vociferous argumentation and insightful expression by the participants. However, the response was disappointing. A mere nine teams showed up out of which six had to be selected for the parliamentary round. ‘Marshall’s Dojo’ was one of the events that made its debut at this year’s Blisspoint. It required all partakers to present a research paper on any topic/theme of their liking in front of a panel of judges who then questioned them about the same.
The ‘B-Plan’ event saw some very interesting ideas and methods of execution. The team from SRCC, in particular, grabbed the judges’ attention through its extensive marketing, finance and human capital strategies on the idea of recycling plastic. Other events in the fest included a Mock Stock Event, a Marketing Event and a Group Discussion.
Blisspoint 2012 was a marvellous success and all the credit goes to the indefatigable efforts of the organising committee, the economics association of the college and of course, the volunteers. It has raised the bar when it comes to organisation and execution and only a few can hope to match up to its level.
Youth4work.com, a new born beam of illuminated ideas is showing a new way to the employment
obsessed generation and the corporations who look for the ‘right talent’ for recruitments.
Delhi, Aug 30th 2012: Students no longer are struggling for the right opportunity to showcase
their true talents. They are no longer struggling to find work that they love to do. The revolution
and the future are not just about finding any job in a big brand for a monthly pay cheque. The
future is about finding the work that you really love, and get paid for doing what you love.
Well, I was reminded of what once Japanese writer Haruki Murakami rightly said: “If you are
young and talented, it’s like you have wings”. Catering in the same direction, youth4work.com
is giving youth the wings to fly high and excel. It is helping youth not only in discovering their
talents but also to decide the career they have always wanted to pursue.
What exactly it does?
At youth4work, one can find companies from various sectors to post their jobs for youth- be it fresher or experienced. This gives students a vast option to choose from. Also, most of the companies in India do not hire undergraduate. As a result, most of the students have to wait for their studies to get over before they can actually work. It is because of Youth4work, students are getting a platform to showcase their talents and work for companies and the best part is that they don’t even have to wait for their studies to get over before they can actually start working. At youth4work, companies belonging from various sectors and industries are giving opportunity to youth. It acts as a great opportunity for the youth to choose and work for thesector in which they want to pursue their career. Working for big and reputed companies is providing youth with a chance to actually gain working experience even before joining an actual company. Moreover it is also helpful for those who have not yet decide or are confused about what career to choose. They can try working on various projects on youth4work which in return will help them to unravel their qualities and find their talent. This will help them a lot to decide the perfect career for themselves.
Think out-of-the box
Another thing about youth4work which enables it to stand out is that certificates and prize money which a student receives as a result of winning a project motivates him to join that field for excelling and growing professionally.
Finally… the Nutshell:
Youth4work, being one of its kind, is not only helping youths to get recognition, experience and certificate for their talents, but also they are helping them realise their dreams and enabling them to work towards the career of their choice.
Youth4work strives to make the Indian youth more employable by working on them at the grass root level, the time when they are fresh and receiving education. The company wishes to help today’s youth identify their field of interest, so that they can pursue a career in their interest field and help them get placed. Youth4work is absolutely no cost venture for students and each and every student can register themselves and start working on the projects that have been posted on the site.
The results speak for itself, in about an year into beta launch, Youth4work now reaches youth from over 2300 colleges & over 900 companies are posting work on the site. It’s self funded and has more orders from companies right now than it can deliver. It’s growing phenomenally and did we mention the neat profiles that are being created and that may give LinkedIn a chase for its money. Check talents at Youth4work. As a company you can post a conventional job on the site free but in case you are looking to post a freelance project we take a margin over and above the projects posted.
People having a question in their mind don’t always ask them. No matter how stupid the question may be but the answers can be quite interesting.
In this article there is a comparison being done between the school teachers 9one of the most respected and honourable job in the society0 and the politicians (one of the most disorganised and unpopular profession). A normal human will always tend to think- What is the link or the basis of comparison between a school teacher and a politician as they both are completely different characters? The basic link between a politician and a school teacher is ‘corruption’. We don’t need to speak much about the politicians but the school teachers are also corrupt!
It all starts with an incentive. An incentive is a button, a lever, a switch that guides an action. There are 3 types of incentives – social, moral and economic incentive. The problem occurs when one of the incentive replaces the other. There are many cases when a change in incentives have caused problems.
There was a case in Israel day school. It was observed that everyday 7 to 8 parents came late to pick up their kids. Those kids were taken care by a teacher who had to stay after the working hours. The school authority planned to impose a fine of 3$ if the parents came more than 10 minutes late. This was done to
reduce the number of parents who came late, but instead it turned out that the number increased! After imposing the tax, there were 20 parents coming late everyday! Yes. Why not? 3$ was too cheap! If these parents kept their kids in the crech, it would have costed them about 100$. Now, if the authority impose a
fine of 120$, the number would decrease significantly. Here, the economic incentive has replaced the moral incentive. The parents would have picked their child not because of the moral responsibility but because of the economic loss. Surely, no problem would have occurred if the parents have realised their moral responsibility.
Another case was witnessed in the field of medical sciences. There was a huge demand of blood donors but the demand wasn’t totally met. The hospital authority implemented a reward of 10$ for the blood donors. Ironically, the number of blood donors decreased significantly. This research was carried out by an economist – Sir Steven Lewitt and he concluded that this was because the social responsibility was replaced by economic incentive. People thought that the suffering and pain they went through was more than the money received. If the authorities further increased the reward, then the demand may have been met but
this would have increased killing. What if the people donated animal’s blood? The social responsibility to donate blood in order to save lives of people in society might have fetched a better and safe result. The response of people towards incentives is phenomenal.
Now, coming back to the teachers, the incentive of today’s school teachers is not to educate the children but to earn money. Their demands have increased significantly and the schools have provided them all the power with a great increase in their salaries. The salary should be enough to fulfill all the basic and daily needs but not more than that. We cannot compare a teacher with a businessman. Remember the incentive for both the professionals are different. Teachers on one hand have an incentive of educating the society and businessmen have an incentive to make money.
The ill-effects of replacing social incentive with economic incentive in the case of teachers is that people are now opting this profession to earn money instead of educating people. As a result, the essence of teaching has deteriorated. Another important effect is the rise in greed and hence corruption. Anything and everything is not enough for a person having an incentive to earn money. It has been found that maximum teachers try to get their salary in cash instead of cheque. In a more better way, converting their
white money into black to get rid of the income taxes. A lot of teachers even give marks on the wrong answers and falls into the act of bribery. This is true. The change is one of the reason of illogical marking in papers which can cause both depreciation as well as appreciation in marks. This has a huge impact on the lives of many student.
We may look inside us and try to find out that why do we always think about politicians when we think about corruption. When the most respected profession is blooming under the shadow of corruption, why do we only blame the politicians to be corrupt? A big question indeed.
The idea of such a comparison is not to blame or criticise the teachers or to support of speak in favour of the politicians. The idea is to – “be the change what you want to see in others”. We don’t always have to blame the politicians when the evil lies in us. Even the auto-rikshaw drivers don’t follow the meter and we happily provide them the extra money encouraging corruption. The leaders leading the nation are amongst us. Had the teachers realised what the real incentive to become a teacher is, the education of the society would have been better and this would have produced leaders and politicians who are honest.Everything is interconnected. We must realise our own mistakes and try to kill the evil inside us. This will surely make our country and the entire world a better place to live in.
Inspired by Freakonomics
Respect to Sir Steven D.
Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner
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