IntroductionI completed my tenth class with a good percentage and I joined a government junior college near our village. That was a new junior college and was started just one year back. Our batch is the second batch intermediate of that college. Those days private colleges were very few. Many students were studying in government institutes only. My complete studies were in government institutes only. Those das two groups were very famous. MP (Mathematics and Physical Sciences) and BiP (Biological Sciences and Physical Sciences). Students who were interested in engineering courses were opting for MP and students who wants to go for MBBS were opting for BiP. My choice was MP and I joined in the same.
The faculty was a mix of experienced teachers who got promoted as junior lecturers and fresh recruits who completed their M.Sc. and joined as junior lecturers. Our mathematics teacher was a senior teacher who got promoted to junior lecturer. The physics lecturer was also a promote and the chemistry lecturer was a new recruit straight from the university. These three lecturers were the main teachers who were taking classes with us during those two years of Intermediate.
My Chemistry lecturerHe was very young and is in his late 20s at that time. He was very active and used to mix with the students and encouraging students to give their best. As he was fresh from the university, he wanted to teach the students with a difference. While teaching he used to bring very good examples so that they will grasp the points very easily. In practical classes, he was standing near us and see how we were performing.
He was talking to the students individually and explaining how chemistry is a better subject than other subjects. He was mentioning that Chemistry is the central science as it joins physics and mathematics, biology and medicine, and the earth and environmental sciences. He was always conveying to us that chemistry provides an excellent basis for understanding the universe in which we all live. One day he told to me that after intermediate even though he got a seat in engineering in a good college, he preferred joining in B.Sc. Chemistry
A friendly lecturerHe was a student-friendly lecturer. He used to spend time with students and try to advise them. He was devoting his full time to inculcating interest in the students about the subject. As he was fresh from college, he was conducting experiments on his own in the laboratory and demonstrating to the students how they should work safely in a chemical laboratory. His guidance gave us an advantage and we got a very good percentage in chemistry papers in both the first year and the second year. He was inviting students on Sundays and holidays to his residence and advising them on the methods of studying and also, he was telling how the education at the university level will be different from other colleges.
He was explaining to us about various job opportunities for chemistry students for getting employed and used to say that chances are better for chemistry students over the students of other subjects. A chemistry graduate can choose a job in various fields including industry, education, or public service. The list of career possibilities for people with a chemistry background is impressive. Through his approach and teachings somehow, I got interested in Chemistry and I also started thinking about B.Sc. chemistry. His talk and advice only made me read chemistry further. All his efforts only made me prefer B.Sc. Chemistry over BE. Now I feel he is only responsible for bringing out my inner interest towards this subject.
ConclusionThere may be many teachers and we might have been trained by many teachers. But only a few of them will make a long-lasting impression on the students. My chemistry lecturer in intermediate was one such lecturer who dedicated his time for the sake of students.