Tuesday, 29 September 2015

“Why Don’t the Best Faculty Join Private Engineering Colleges in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh?” ―Professor M.S.Rao

“Rather fail with honor than succeed by fraud.” ―Sophocles

Most people in India don’t prefer to pursue teaching as a career. They are averse to joining private engineering colleges in the states of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh. There are many reasons for this. The best talent goes to industry where they are compensated handsomely with lots of pay and perks. They have opportunities to go abroad to lead a luxurious life. They get all types of leaves. Above all, they have effective grievances cell to redress their grievances through proper channel. However, in private engineering colleges, it is totally reverse. These colleges don’t pay salaries as per the talent of the faculty. They don’t pay salaries on time. They show on records very high salary to comply with AICTE norms and the guidelines of their affiliated universities. In fact, they pay less to faculty members in reality. They take the differential salary by taking the signature of their employees on the withdrawal forms. They don’t pay summer vacation salaries and also the last month salary to the faculty when the latter leave the colleges. The managements of these private colleges run as per their whims and fancies. They have feudal mindset. Some of them are liquor barons and real estate agents who reinvented as entrepreneurs. They talk about professionalism in public places and adopt totally unethical and unprofessional practices within the college campus. There is no effective redressal mechanism in private engineering colleges.

The managements of private engineering colleges have access to top people in their respective affiliated universities. They often invite the vice-chancellors, registrars, and deans to their college anniversary functions and ‘graduation day’ ceremonies. The visiting dignitaries are paid handsomely by way of honorarium. These dignitaries are intellectuals and know what is really happening in these private engineering colleges but they are helpless. Their hands are tied because the managements of private engineering colleges have strong political connections. If required, they can bribe police, use force or unlawful means to settle their scores and suppress the irregularities raised by the faculty members.

It is time to cleanse the present system in private engineering colleges to encourage the right talent and passionate faculty to pursue their careers.  The regulatory bodies like All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), Jawaharlal Nehru Technology University (JNTU) and Osmania University (OU) and the affiliated universities must look into the irregularities seriously and close down such unethical educational institutions. These institutions don’t churn healthy citizens. Hence, the government, regulatory bodies, media, intellectuals and nonprofits must take initiative to check unethical practices in these private educational institutions to enable the right talent to join private engineering colleges to impart quality education to students, and to bring sanctity to education.   Jai Hind!

"When all is said and done, teaching is what I try to do for a living." ―Jack Welch, CEO

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1 comment:

  1. It is true that the best faculty don't join teaching profession due to lack of career opportunities and monetary aspects. Additionally, some of the owners of private colleges in Telangana and other states treat employees as their servants. they don't respect faculty as intellectuals. They treat them as puppets. They collect a huge money from students in the name of projects or seminars or training programs. They don't pay salaries to faculty on time. They also remove faculty by filing wrong cases. When faculty question them for not removing salaries, they use all kinds of threats to cow down them. Intellectuals are also divided due to their ego problems. Hence, these private owners who have close connection with local goondas use all kinds of tactics to trouble faculty. They break so many rules laid down by AICTE and their affiliated universities.

    Hence, the best faculty don't want to get into unhealthy ambiance. They prefer to go abroad to do research to prove themselves.