In pursuit of knowledge
<p>Not just power, but prosperity too gushes forth from the fountain of knowledge. Calling modern era as the era knowledge is always at the cost of repetition. Moving ahead of these worn out things, present education system demands immense amount of hard
Post by on Tuesday, August 18, 2020
Not just power, but prosperity too gushes forth from the fountain of knowledge. Calling modern era as the era knowledge is always at the cost of repetition. Moving ahead of these worn out things, present education system demands immense amount of hard work if the aim is to excel. The reason why our education is lagging far behind is that we have lost the temperament to work hard and relentlessly. Unfortunately, our system of education is such that we hardly get to know the importance of hard work till it is too late. That is the reason why our higher education is not producing the kind of talent that could make a mark at national or international level. Most of our teachers in the apex institute, Kashmir University, take teaching as just another job. Their way of evaluating and rating their job at University is always in terms of how better or worse they are placed compared to other employees in Kashmir. This is simply appalling. Without undermining their capabilities, one does get disturbed on how they approach their job of teaching at a university. In other parts of the worlds, university teachers are all about gaining knowledge and making their students comfortably tread the path of knowledge. They work more rigorously than their students. They keep themselves updating and try to find ways and means to crack new problems and come up with new ideas. If we look at the performance of the universities in US and Europe, it easily becomes graspable that the present world has been shaped up, and is being run, by the minds that were groomed and allowed to flourish in the university campuses. Great minds of our times, be it in science, social science, humanities or literature, have thrived in different universities. Our teachers at Kashmir University do know all this. What they lack is their willingness to work hard and consider the profession of teaching as something related to the world of a recluse. Like a recluse dissociating himself from all the rest, university teachers need to think only of how to gain knowledge and forget the rest. Right now the case is reverse. The world of scholarship is a privileged one. If they are enjoying this privilege they should make the most of it. The slogan embroidered on the University flag demands that they always remain in pursuit of light.