Let's discuss: Should teachers be evaluated by the students in India?In western countries, I have witnessed that students evaluate the teachers. It is one of the major factors to decide promotion of university teachers, college teachers and school teachers. As a result of this system, teachers at every level are very conscious about the needs of the students and deficiencies in their teaching methods.
In Indian academic circle I have been observing that a debate is going on regarding evaluation of teachers by the students. But till date this has not been implemented at any level. Why are the Indian teachers so reluctant to get evaluated by the students? Is it due to their shortcomings or lack of confidence?
Let us discuss the issue in the platform of ISC. Should the teachers be evaluated by the students? If yes, then at what level? Should we start evaluation process at the university level, or, the evaluation should be done at all levels (primary, secondary, graduation and post-graduation)?
Members of ISC may kindly express their views on this issue.