Last College Days | A Lesson for Teachers to Learn

Terrible College Days | A Lesson for Teachers

Making college life wonderful or disastrous is not just up to the will and actions of the students. It also depends on their teachers (Gurus). After students pass out of the college and if they remember college as a good memory and not as a nightmare then that would be called a successful institution. Just having great infrastructure does not make the college great.

People who run that institution should have the qualities of greatness which would eventually make the college successful and great because that is what they would teach their students!

One of the worst experiences I have had in my college days in the Final Year:

Our thesis began in the month of May 2011. We started working on our casestudies, going for surveys, researching online, reading various books and magazines to collect data. This involved immense amount of work.

After a lot of tedious work, the day of submission arrived. We were asked to submit our casestudies in the afternoon which was not mentioned in the schedule because of which many students failed to submit the casestudy sheets on time including myself. And by the time, I reached college with the printouts, the college was shut.

Students who were present in college submitted A4 and A3 size sheets which was not the correct format of submission. But inspite of that, their submissions were taken. We requested the HOD (Head of Department), our thesis coordinators to extend the dates of submission because everyone needed more time for detailed analysis and QUALITY SUBMISSION. But TEACHERS are TEACHERS! They never listen to students or ever want to understand students in any way. All that matters to them is that they are teachers and they have all the right to fail any student or rather I should say every student they want to.

The very next day, we had an internal jury. Many of us got the submission sheets with proper format. But since we hadn’t submitted the sheets the previous evening, our submission wasn’t accepted.

Our work wasn’t even seen; appreciation from our teachers was like a distant dream! Appreciation from teachers is what we students crave for. But no, that would be against their rules!! God help them!

We respect our professors and we wish they would understand their students but this is like a distant dream. Our professors wouldn’t budge. They decided that no student would be allowed for an internal jury who hadn’t submitted the sheets the day before.

I just don’t understand how is this logical. Submission of sheets when it wasn’t even mentioned in the schedule was important or quality of work and effort put in by the students to do the work was important?? But logical reasoning never really works with our professors. It is easier for them to understand flimsy reasoning. I guess it makes them happy to see students in pain.

All day we waited with our sheets so that our professors would accept our submission and allow us for the internal jury. But it was all a waste of time!

At last, after waiting for the entire day for 8 hours, we were told to go home without a viva just because we could not submit the assignment on the day they ordered us to.

It would have been justifiable on our professors part if our professors had had a look at the work of the students and had marked us for the submission on the day before jury. The professors weren’t even there to take the submissions. But instead, students were supposed to submit it to the watchman. How funny and lame is that now! LOL!!! This is RIDDICULOUS!

I just wish things were better…. Not all teachers are bad but those few who don’t care and have no sentiments for students misguide the good teachers into getting evil and destroying students career…

For all the teachers who are reading this article:

You are our guide, our Gurus! We respect you because you are wise and knowledgeable. You take wise decisions that would help us grow. But this is not happening anymore. Most of the teachers want to do is to finish their work as soon as possible. Teaching is no more a passion for them. Its just their work and they try to finish with it as fast as possible.

Give it a thought!

Students in Architecture struggle hard all the four years of their course and score good grades. They finally step into their final year when they are actually supposed to show their brilliancy in understanding, research and design.

They end up scoring disgusting grades not because they haven’t produced good work or haven’t worked hard for their project. It is just because for flimsy and nonsensical reasons their submissions were accepted by the professors.

Do teachers understand how painful it is for the students to carry those disgusting marks which they definitely don’t deserve but deserve a lot more, all their life?? Do they have any sought of realization as to what they are doing with the lives of the students? NO!

Not every student has a background with his mom or dad as an Architect. Many students have to work in some companies to make a living. This kind of behaviour from professors is not expected.

I am not saying that the professors shouldn’t be strict, they should be otherwise students just don’t work. But is this the right attitude?? Think for yourselves.

Insulting students, giving them low grades is never going to help them. It will only affect their psychology in a bad way of which the result would not be great. Give them a chance to show their talent, present their work and then do the grading. When students are actually begging the professors to accept their submissions and professors don’t even care to talk to them properly.

“Is this the way for wise teachers to behave??”

The quality of education in our nation has gone down considerably because of teachers like these.

Teachers are the people who should encourage students to do better work and not fail them by giving them low grades and make them feel that they can never do anything in life. Instead of becoming idols for students, teachers end up becoming a nightmare for them.

5 thoughts on “Last College Days | A Lesson for Teachers to Learn”

  1. I found I had the same problem while I was at university studying an Architectural Technology course, for our final year project we were given a architectural design and technology project to create a mixed development project with housing and a train station. We were to create our own designs and three pieces of detailing.

    When I turned up I was the only person that did cross sections and details, everyone else did elevations and plan drawings with the majority of the work at 1st year level which didn’t go down well with me. I found a technology course where none of the students learnt any form of technology and over 50% of the class not being able to use any form of autocad ridiculous.

    I left university very disillusioned, for the amount of money I paid for the course I at least expected the Course Leader to turn up more than one afternoon a week. He replaced a module with a former student turned lecturer who taught us so badly I found my self arguing with her in the majority lectures.

    It took me over two years to even consider applying a internship after university as it really shook my confidence, because I didn’t believe I learnt anywhere near enough while I was there.

    • Hello Jainishka,
      It isnt true that I havent experienced it before… I have always been frustrated with the behavior of our lecturers. The only difference is it did not matter much then coz it wasnt our final year. Since this is our thesis project, this kind of attitude from our lecturers is unbearable and unjustified.

  2. I had the same experience but on the joining day of my college. The professor who is used to be our head for the entire 3 yr of graduation, send me home while i came to take admission for the birth certificate & when i returned he told its not required n my admission got last though i came first.

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