Am I a fool?….. Of course, if you choose to fight with the corrupt people. Then what else….can it be called. This is just a Fool’s Play. I never expected that people will start to read my blog and comment. Anyway, though I am not a HERO nor do I believe in heroism but sometimes you choose to be ONE to learn certain things in life in a hard way. That’s why I am doing this now.
I trusted everybody and there is no reason for me to have mistrust on anyone. Since, we all are part of existence and each one of us have the right to live our life in a great way. So, I do have the rights. I do not believe in any of this so-called education system. Anyone can do anything. No need to judge the capabilities or potential of a person through a system. Each one of them have their own talent and skill set to do a particular job. Why do we need to have a testing system to undermine an individual? But, I never thought my qualification will become a threat to me. Let us dissolve the entire system of affiliation and recognition. So that everybody feels happy and indeed justified.
What do we do with all those who are not able to qualify in a particular system of testing? What do we do with all those who fail in exams? Treat them as useless or Throw them in the ocean. Do we need to destroy all those who disagree with us? I am surprised to know that being a qualified person is a Sin. Even to drive a car, you need to prove it by clearing a test. And everyone who lives in this part of the world knows it very well. How difficult it is to get a driving licence? It is impossible to get without attending the classes and clearing the test. But, if it is in Manipal……..very easy. The greatest joke of the year, “A qualified person is not eligible to work but all those who do not fulfill the required minimum eligibility criteria are in the job”. This is called effective use of man power. Of course, they all are talented. Let me give the benefit of doubt. Why should I target my poor colleagues? If given a chance, they do can prove but it is not needed. Why to take chances or risk? All that is required, ‘Recommendation’ – When you can get it no need for anything else.
To Whom So ever It may Concern
I hereby suggest, the Degree in Media & Communication being offered in Manipal University Dubai Campus is not valid and recognized since not even a single qualified and eligible person (as per the UGC regulations given below) teaches the courses and evaluates it. The students and parents will be agitated to know that they are being cheated.
How can you justify this act? Can anyone practice Medicine or Law without getting the required qualification and permission? I really feel sorry for those who discriminated me. I never wanted anything like this to happen. Since, I was also criticized and targeted in the past by some of my colleagues for not holding the required qualification. They said and did everything that is possible to hurt me. Yes, I do entered this profession through back door (with industry experience) but I challenged and proved my worth by clearing the UGC-NET examination. When a teacher, who can not clear one simple examination, how can they hold moral responsibility to assess and teach the student’s? How do we justify the evaluation done by the unqualified person? Though, we all know Media & Communication studies have roots in all social sciences. Every one is welcome to contribute to the field of study. Mostly sociology, literature and political science dominated in the early stage. But, then after the evolution of Communication & Media Studies as a separate field, all those who aspire to become journalist are expected to undergo the respective courses. Like wise, to be a school teacher whether primary or secondary, you need to hold that particular (B.Ed) qualification.
In the same way, the College Professors do need to have certain qualification. This is not politics…..so let them prove their standards required for the teaching profession. For details refer to UGC website. It conducts NET examination twice in a year in the month of June and December. Let them prove their talent and worth by taking the exam – it’s an Open challenge. If not, make a way out to all those who are qualified and who deserve to be in the teaching profession.
In the future, at any point of time, the Supreme Court in India can deliver the verdict of de-recognition or cancellation of the affiliation status for non-compliance of the rules & regulations on the Public Interest Litigation case to be filed. There is a possibility and high chances but again nothing can be said so certain when money power play the game. So, let me make it very clear to all the students and parents on the status of the degrees being offered in the department. Since the Degrees offered in the Dubai Campus is not recognized by the Ministry of Higher Education, U.A.E and it is only approved by KHDA to run a business with a licence to offer Indian Degrees recognized by UGC, Government of India. So, you all have no guarantee but certainly, You all have the right to question the validity of the Degrees and about the qualifications of the faculties.
(1) No teacher shall be appointed who does not fulfil the minimum qualification prescribed for recruitment as per University Grants Commission (Qualifications required of a person to be appointed to the teaching staff of a University or other Institutions affiliated to it Regulations, 1982) notified under Section 26(i) (e) of the University Grants Commission Act, 1956.
UGC REGULATIONS ON MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS FOR APPOINTMENT OF TEACHERS AND OTHER ACADEMIC STAFF IN UNIVERSITIES AND COLLEGES AND MEASURES FOR THE MAINTENANCE OF STANDARDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION, 2010
4.4.1. Arts, Humanities, Sciences, Social Sciences, Commerce, Education, Languages, Law, Journalism and Mass Communication
i. Good academic record as defined by the concerned university with at least 55% marks (or an equivalent grade in a point scale wherever grading system is followed) at the Master’s Degree level in a relevant subject from an Indian University, or an equivalent degree from an accredited foreign university.
ii. Besides fulfilling the above qualifications, the candidate must have cleared the National Eligibility Test (NET) conducted by the UGC, CSIR or similar test accredited by the UGC like SLET/SET.
iii. Notwithstanding anything contained in sub-clauses (i) and (ii) to this Clause 4.4.1, candidates, who are, or have been awarded a Ph. D. Degree in accordance with the University Grants Commission (Minimum Standards and Procedure for Award of Ph.D. Degree) Regulations, 2009, shall be exempted from the requirement of the minimum eligibility condition of NET/SLET/SET for recruitment and appointment of Assistant Professor or equivalent positions in Universities/Colleges/Institutions.
I am providing this information to all those who are interested to know the rights. As a consumer, we all need to know our rights. Anyone can become a victim of crime at a later stage. So, be alert and more important ‘Be Aware’ of the future. We all know about it. What is the Big Deal in it? Who gives a damn about it? But, I want to know what the Courts in India say on it?
The Director said, “I don’t like threats”, Yes, I do….. but as he tried to threaten me, now it is my turn. Let me put it straight and clear. What can you do if I campaign against your University for the rest of my life? Nothing…..You may not give a damn about me. You might think, I am Mad, I can not do anything. But you are wrong.
Newton’s Third Law, “For every action there is an equal (or unequal) and opposite reaction” – my modified version.
As it is rightly said, if you trust your intuition right now, your feeling of the ‘rightness’ of things, you cannot go wrong. Your actions may appear ‘foolish’ to others, or even to yourself, if you try to analyze them with the rational mind.
A fool is one who goes on trusting; a fool is one who goes on trusting against all his experience. You deceive him, and he trusts you; and you deceive him again, and he trusts you; and you deceive him again, and he trusts you. Then you will say that he is a fool, he does not learn. His trust is tremendous; his trust is so pure that nobody can corrupt it.
I trusted him. There is no need to doubt but he deceived me. Still, I trusted him. I was deceived again, for the second time. But I had trust alone with me. So I trusted him. One more time, I was deceived by him. So what? even now ‘I trust’ but not him. The people in this world will start taking advantage of you…let them. They are poor fellows. Even if you are cheated and deceived and robbed, let it happen, because that which is really yours cannot be robbed from you, that which is really yours nobody can steal from you.
When someone steals or robs your future, you have to allow your nature to take its own course. There is no easy way to success. Being a Fool is better than being a Slave.
For me, “The secret to happiness lies in listening to your heart consciously, alertly, attentively. And follow it by all means, and go wherever it takes you. Yes, sometimes it will take you into dangers — but then remember, those dangers are needed to make you ripe.”
To be continued…….