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    Importance of research in colleges likely to come down.

    In a statement the Central Minister for Human Resource Development has stated that the teachers working in colleges need not do research as part of their career development. At present for promotions additional credits are given for their research out put. However the teachers attached to Universities will have to do research as part of their duty.
    The explanation given to this move is that the college teachers will have more teaching work load and hence attending to additional research work would adversely affect the teaching. University teachers are specialists and number of hours they spend on teaching will be less.
    In fact this was the set up earlier. When UGC scale was introduced to all teachers this modification was introduced.
  • #604782
    The research turnout especially in science and technology more depend on the interest in the person. I don't know whether any the research activity is going on in any university except by a few numbers. Whatever work is carried out bh research scholars is of use only for the candidate to get his doctorate. Otherwise no much work is being done in Universities. Actually Industry university collaboration in certain fields will improve the outputs of the research. The spends on research in Universities and colleges are much high when compared to the outputs from that work. In colleges some lecturers may be doing some work again for getting their Doctorate which will give chance for promotion to him. The quantity of research we need not measure but the quality of the work and the outputs to the society from the research is more important. I don't know where we will stand in that pursuit. Especially in Universities we expect much useful work as the professors and other teaching staff will have very less workload. and they are supposed to concentrate more on the research which is useful to industry in particular and the Nation in general.
    always confident

  • #604785
    I wont agree with the author that with changed perception of Union government the research in colleges would come down. In fact every college is having their own R and D wing to investigate and find out new things irrespective of central intervention or advise. No college can stop the research work citing reasons whats so ever. Research is the on going process and the students who are attached to every college take pride in their new findings to which the teachers and others do cooperate in full. So research works would go unhampered though center feels that teachers should not be disturbed.
    K Mohan
    'Idhuvum Kadandhu Pogum "
    Even this challenging situation would ease

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