Students indiscipline is one of the burning problems faced by modern india.The problem is faced at two levels. At the narrow level,there is the problem of classroom indiscipline in the of making noises,thumping desks,throwing paper darts,imitating the sound of birds and animals. But a good teacher can deal with such misbehavior successfully with a little tact and understanding.Such classroom misbehavior does not pose so serious problem as the students indiscipline in schools and colleges at wider level. It is in the form of strikes and demonstrations which sometimes turn violent and lead to stone-throwing,damaging property and violent classes. Students,teachers and invigilators are manhandled or even assaulted. There is mass copying at the examinations.Such indiscipline disrupts academic life and the atmosphere in the temples of learning.
What are the causes of such serious student unrest? Student may have genuine grievances like lack of basic ameniities,exorbitant fees,donation and capitation fees,donations and capitation fees,corruption and malpractices in the examination, want of sufficient teachers,dull and dry teaching in the form of lectures or giving of notes,high-handed attitude of teachers or heads,etc. If these genuine grievances are not redressed ,students unrest many erupt violently. The most important cause of the student unrest is the feeling of utter frustration experienced by students on account of the great difficulty in getting jobs after studying so hard and so long. Underpaid and overworked teachers working in over-crowded classes cannot provide the necessary attention and instruction. Parents are too busy to guide or control their children. Political parties exploit the student unrest for achieving their political ends. They first trouble the water and then fish in the troubled water.
How is the burning problem to be solved? First of all, political parties must leave the students alone. Parents must exercise their moral influence. All the genuine grievances of the student must be redressed. Good teaching,small classes, personal attention,abolition of the present,out-dated system of examination,facilities for games and other constructive activites,job-oriented education and clean and efficient administration will go a long way towards solving the problem of indiscipline.
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