Friday, November 30, 2012

The Business Of Education

I am a customer,I am a student of Mumbai University.Yes i would like to bring before the people and most importantly fellow students who are going through the same problem from which I am going.Firstly you pay
a handsome amount of money even though your financial status is not allowing you to do so expecting that
you will definitely reap the benefits of whatever fees you have paid,benefits in this case is not monetary but
smooth functioning of the education institutes.
I have a list of complaints against the university and i think i have a right to put those down in any media i wish

1) I am doing my masters in communication and journalism from one of the college in the suburb of mumbai
which is affiliated to the university of mumbai.The university harasses the students mentally by each and other
time telling to fill one or the other form and along with those forms they will ask for the whole lot of documents along with it.

2) The name of the Subject being wrongly printed in the circular sent by the university.

3) While filling the form for the semester examination there is one column as to we can select the centre for
examination of our choice.But afterwards we come to know that we are being thrown in some other centre
than the one which we have selected and that also too far,and that also 2 days prior examination.If this is the
case then i have the question that why does this university practices the so called formality of asking to fill us
the centre of our choice.We also got our hallticket very late.3 days prior examination.

4) There has also been not proper textbooks or study material which would help to score substantially in the examination.We rely on the GOOGLE INDIA which many a times uses complex terminologies the interpretation of which becomes a tedious task and we are left with no other option than just mugging up with  whatever content we have.The books are not even available in the market and the source for the presentations on the respective topics assingned by our faculty for internal assesment remains only the internet which has the major disadvantage as mentioned above.

Does university doesn't takes its affairs seriously? What is the big reason for the creation of such a mess
which is affecting students? Do we have a proper machinery were all the reasonable complaints made by the
students have been taken cognigance of and rectified or else it has just been developed for the sake of developing it?
        The day when University will find answers or rather would i say solutions to such problems will help the university to earn the title of "Students Corner" until then it would only be called as an entreprenual institution.


Thursday, November 29, 2012

The real meaning of Democracy

The ashes of Maharashtra's Supremo Balasaheb Thakre had not becoming cold and the new heat over the topic of democracy just began to raise its ugly head thus once again making the situation something filmy not only for the protectors of the society-THE POLICE but also for students.
        Palghar resident Shaheen Dhada was arrested on 19th November,2012 for putting comment on the social networking site facebook for the shut down on sunday 18th november,2012 post mr Thackerey's death.She updated the status that the whole of maharashtra had been kept close only for one man.did we showed this respect for the great freedom fighters like bhagat singh,Sukhdev and many more.from this it is clear that the girl has updated an incomplete picture and has made the wrong use of the word democracy.(However the action taken by police just cannot be justified and a severe action Must be taken against them)
but the status update of the girl just shows that many people just use these electronic tools for the sake of using it without even being aware of what we are posting and some constraints have to be posed on such
excessive freedom granted bythe constitution,otherwise due to which people will just take an undue advantage of this freedom like Shaaheen Dhada.I would like to tell Shaaheen that first of all the bandh which
was there was not out of forcebut out of the choice of the people.secondly she spoke something about paying respect to our great leaders as mentioned above.How can she affirmatively state that these leaders have not been payed respect.has she gone through some literatures or have she witnessed the normal working of the nation without any shutdowns when these great leaders had been hanged till death.there might have been a bandh to pay respect during some 20's 30's or whenever they had been hanged.
           Then there had been some protests against the arrest of the girl and Rini Shrinivasan who liked shaheen dhada's status,which is good but these status updates of the protest were just updated without having complete knowledge of what they are updating.One of the girl just granted the title of a racist to the supremo,other updated the status the meaning of which i m still unable to get she updated "Police should also arrest me as I Spoke to my Neighbour and also spoke/commented on the economic meltdown in 2008" now does this have to do anything with the current topic of democracy.It seems that the youth are are expressing their feelings without going a prior thought to it as in the case of Shaheen dhada and some other few who protested against the arrest.( The comments regarding the protest have been published in DNA dated 20th Nov,2012).The arguments presented in such sorts of status updated are very weak.The youth today have not  understood the real meaning of Democracy.Democracy does not mean speaking for the sake of speaking but pinpointing certain limitations having a thorough knowledge on the topic of which is spoken,written and published about.