The problem of indiscipline among students has become a common feature of our social and educational life. There are strikes and agitations all over the country. Reports of indiscipline, strikes and unhappy incidents often come from colleges and universities. In fact, the growing problem of indiscipline is a cancer in the body of education. If world is a building, its foundation is discipline. Life without it is like a ship without rudder.

The chief cause of indiscipline among students is our defective system of education. The students do not find suitable employments after completing their education. Thousands of graduates are coming out of college and universities every year. They find all the doors of employment locked. This position makes them unhappy. Secondary our schools and colleges are overcrowded. Hence there is no personal touch between the teacher and the taught.

In society, young boys and girls see their elders behaving in an in-disciplined way. They see many things in cinema and practice it in class rooms. They see many in-disciplined things going on in the society. They practice what they see around them. Thus social conditions are also responsible for this growing in-disciplined among the students. The dominant cause of students in-disciplined is politics. The student leaders are attached with different political parties. The leaders of political parties exploit the students for their selfish ends.

It cannot be denied that there is lack of living role models. Everywhere students find uncertainty and confusion because their goals are not clear to them. Commercialization of education is also one of the main factors of unrest among students. In the field of education there is corruption from top to bottom. The whole machinery thinks more of its own benefits. People concerned are least bothered about the future of the young generation.

Another reason is toady students too believe in short cut methods. They are interested in short term but immediate gain by fair or foul means. For ultimate success they should remember that means must be as pure as the end itself. The cinema is also one of the causes of in-discipline among the students. From cinema they learn many evils. They follow film actors and actresses in their dress, habits, romance and scuffles.

It is suggested that our colleges and universities should give proper training in discipline. Discipline is taught in schools are colleges. The system of education should be reformed. Students should remain busy every time. Parents, teachers and politicians should present good examples of discipline before the students. Moral education should be given to them. The students should be kept away from politics. Proper arrangement should be made in colleges for co-curricular activities in order to keep the students busy. Suitable jobs must be provided for the educated young men. Reservations must vanish. Able persons should be appointed as teacher.

The problem of in-disciplined among the students is a very complex problem. It needs immediate attention. Government alone cannot solve it. All of us must co-operate.


Written by
Sunny Singh
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