Being a teacher for the Under Graduate (BBA) students, I feel proud that I was a student of B-tech during the period 1987-92. The campus life had changed in every aspect. I feel sad for today’s students that they are not having a rich campus life as we had experienced.
I miss the inspiring speeches at MACE during the election times given by the SFI leaders. I remember how I used to listen to them, enraptured. Now, I personally think that are very few campus leaders who actually can stand out and speak in front of an audience, very few orators these days, I mean. These days students don’t have the guts to do anything right, let alone any leadership skills. I also remember that the college union in MACE undertook all the responsibility for organizing events like Annual Arts and Sport Days, presenting an event for the teachers that is enormously successful where teachers could just sit back and enjoy. Now, we teachers are entrusted with the responsibility of doing everything. I am doing all these comparisons just because I want to bring out the striking difference of what college was then and what is now.
I am sure; all of us were in the position of regarding our teachers with great respect. Now I am afraid, their so called ‘obedience’ is only for attaining internal marks or attendance. I have gotten hurt several times by the attitude of my students because they don’t show the patience or respect that teachers deserve.
In my batch everyone was genuine and sincere. By that, I mean that no one had any unnecessary relationships in our course. At least, not insincere ones. Why keep a relation when you aren’t sincere? Those days all friendships were true to our hearts. Not today! It’s pathetic to know that relationships today are only for purposes, for example- write assignments, notes or just for time pass. Just after a year, both of them go away separate paths without any regrets.
Amidst all these, there is some goodness in some of them that inspires me to continue this profession. During these 20 years, I have taught students who see me as a good teacher, a good friend, a good sister and a good mother. So I consider myself lucky to be teacher for many and I am trying my level best to pass on my knowledge and have the power to influence good changes in them.
I miss my roomies Neethi, Sunitha and Minima….I am indebted to my class mates, hostel mates…Dears…We had a golden time…We are blessed…..