Indiscipline Among Students

India
January 13, 2010 2:21pm CST
The growing problem of indiscipline is a cancer in the body of educational institution. Some effective steps should be taken to divert the energy of young-men towards a right direction. The parents must look after their children at home and build up their moral character. Teachers should try their best to make students disciplined. The political parties should keep themselves away from the students. The government should assure students of jobs after their studies are over. Education must be made job-oriented. Admission should be based on merit. There should be commission for the selection of teachers. Severe punishment should be given to those who are found indiscipline. Can you propose some other measures to inculcate discipline in modern students.
5 responses
• India
14 Jan 10
Forget about all of them at least in present day India. The political will and all party consensus required to root out nefarious and regressive politics from colleges is just not there. Politics till graduation level should immediately be banned from all colleges…student go there to study and not to learn political tricks and dirty games but no party will agree to such measures coz campus politics and elections are a big money making circle and everybody benefits from it. And admission should be based on ‘merit’…what merit? Does the term ‘merit’ apply any more to India after all the reservations we have? Another pet subject of all political parties…each party trying to secure reservation for a particular caste and tribe and gain political mileage…these parties are segregating and dividing society more than what our vedic forefathers ever did! If India really needs to progress as we dream of then multiparty system should be immediately done away with…this according to me is the main reason why we’ve seen such a slide in our political leaders and quality of people elected and empowered to rule over us.
• India
14 Jan 10
Hi, Sudipta. Thanks for your comment. The question of the participation of students in politics has always evoked a lot of discussion. It has been a very controversial subject. Two contrasting opinions have been expressed by the two groups of people. It is difficult to pronounce any verdict in favour of one or the other point of view. The golden mean would probably be the best way out. A student should take part in politics but it should not be as active participation. All activities are good if one remains within reasonable limit. Students should therefore pay primary attention to their studies. They should at the same time, keep themselves informed about what is happening around them. They should not hesitate from jumping into politics is the situation threatens the unity or the freedom of the country. Education is a state subject. How can you ban regional parties in India? At least it can be done that all the regional parties must come under the flag of 2-3 political parties. Will it be beneficial? Or this will make political nexus easier????
• India
15 Jan 10
Keeping oneself informed and active participation are two different cups of tea altogether. Politics brings with it the lure of money, power and position and especially in a country like India where you need no special qualification or education to qualify as a ‘leader’ (unlike the great leaders of yore)…its very difficult for young impressionable minds to stay on the track of education and not stray. If I am not mistaken, this trend of student politics started after independence…most of our pre-independence leaders were highly educated and some came in contact with politics during their student days abroad…they came back after completing their education and then took the plunge…even then their main aim was to help the people and not to horde wealth for their seven generations! Politics and Govt are two different things…if the country is attacked, its primarily the Govt’s and army’s role to defend it…be sure that petty low-level politicians (who entice students) will not risk their lives for our country. Regarding multi-party system, if you see all the developed nations which are democratic, there are only two major parties vying for the Govt. Its easier for the people to decide, its easier for donations and charities to be kept track of, its less easy for money and muscle to dictate terms, important policies can be implemented without fear from small coalition partners, prospective candidates are scrutinized more thoroughly and just not anybody and everybody with money can open their own party! What is happening in India today…if you are in the Congress and don’t like any of its policies, you just go and open your own party! Gather some followers in lieu of money and blackmail the main parties! Look at Sharad Pawar and NCP…what following does NCP have…what is its stand without Pawar…yet Pawar is holding the agriculture portfolio! Could he have gone and opened his party if we did not have multiparty system? There are so many such people, many of them unscrupulous criminals who just support some independent candidate and reap the benefits of the elected chair! As a nation, we are neither matured enough not educated enough to handle multiparty democracy.
• India
15 Jan 10
Well said Sudipta, very well said. Many politicians, educationists and teachers think that the students should be given practical training in politics. Being the future citizens of the country they must get primary and practical knowledge of democracy. In the battle of freedom, students have played their active role. They made their memorable contribution in uprooting the foreign rule from our country. But now when our country is free, the question of students taking part in politics is disputed one. In free country, politics is an important part of education and modern life. Hence to cut students off from politics is to deprive them of full knowledge of modern life. Students should not be prohibited from their interest in politics as the training of politics is a kind of apprenticeship for practical life. Students have got every right to study the political problems and the burning questions concerning their own country as well as the world at large. We can say that the students should know the political position of the country, be acquainted with the political problems and also think over these. They may express their views on political problems but they must refrain from active participation during their student career.
@MrKennedy (1994)
14 Jan 10
I must admit, it seems that each generation is getting worse and worse in terms of discipline and respect for the elders. I believe that certain ounishments need to be re-instated in order to put some of these young ruffians back in line
• India
14 Jan 10
Thanks for expressing such an idea. But what are those ounishments?
• United States
14 Jan 10
One of the problems with kids these days is parents working full time especially moms. I would rather live comfortably and be home with my kids and teach them morals, ethics, and respect! I know alot of moms working full time, yea they have plenty of money to spoil there kids, but they could also make it, maybe working part-time and downsizing on there wants, not needs. They can be home with their kids and make breakfast for them in the morning before school, and talk with them. Discipline is sooo important for growing kids, especially when there young. They know what they can get away with from there parents and what they can't. Parents have to take the time to talk with there kids, it starts at home, to tell them right from wrong. I even instill in my kids not to cheat on there girlfriends, that is soo important, I don't no if other parents realize that. Explain to them what it does to the girl who doesn't deserve to be treated like that and how it effects them for future boyfriends. I think some parents are to lazy to tell a child not to cuss, my kids dont cuss and I have 2 teenagers, even there friends tease them cause they don't cuss. I think sometimes parents just assume to let stuff go instead of taking the time to teach them what they need to be taught. Money isnt everything, our kids are our future, maybe parents can try to downsize and be home a little more with there kids.
• India
14 Jan 10
You have correctly said that money is not everything and parents must take proper care of their kids. It is their primary duty. Can you tell us something about others' responsibilities in this regard? Anyway thanks for you valuable comment.
• Philippines
14 Jan 10
yup, they are common in my place some school were only after the money pay by the students they lack some rules to correct the behavior of erring students. old ways should not be change such as the discipline and should be continue as usual.
• India
14 Jan 10
How do you think these schools be managed to make students disciplined? Can you point out the faults of the teachers or school management committees and measures to rectify those?
• India
13 Jan 10
indiscipline comes from the home.the parents who behave indiscipline will automatically follow by their children.but in some cases the media plays an important role of indiscipline,they think that are consider to be hero,they are very funny to see. every individual student should realize their mistakes what they have done,because they matured ,they are children.we can't punish like this guys.
• India
14 Jan 10
It's true that indiscipline starts from home. Parents do not look after their children properly at home. They are not taught good manners, respect for the elders, love fo4r their comrades and honesty in their dealings. The illiteracy and orthodoxy of our house-wives are also responsible for this evil. Children, at home, sometimes are kept like herds of cattle uncared for. At the same time our society, educational institutions, government policies, political leaders etc are the important factors for this evil.