My Mother in Law is a teacher. My father was also a teacher for a long duration. There are many others who have been teachers by choice. Every year these teachers help millions of students to learn their roots, appear examinations and pass them. Most of these students go for higher studies, where they meet more teachers. Many of them go outside India, mostly to the USA… and they dont come back! It hurts the teachers, the country and me. Come back you Idiots!
I recently heard (and heard it very late) that now a days the kids are not supposed to be detained in the same classes if they fail to clear the examinations. If students fail to clear their papers, a re-examination is conducted and easy papers are set so that they could go to the higher classes. In fact the teachers and the education ministry have a mandate not to fail the students unless absolutely necessary. The only exams they have a chance to fail are the SSC or HSSC. The education boards are doing so much to keep upgrading the syllabus so that students are allowed to learn what they want to, and save them from the agony of failing as well. And yet the students banish the system and go out. Sorry, go to USA.
I read two contrasting surveys recently. Interestingly only 3 American colleges featured in the top 10 engineering colleges (MIT, Stanford and California-Berkerley). Whereas two Indian institutes (IIT Kharagpur and IISc Bangalore) made it to the list. One was Mexican, three were Chinese, One was Australian and one was from Singapore. Yet, another survey said that 86% of the students prefer studying in the United States. I can safely conclude that people go to United States not for quality education but just for the heck of it. This post from Durga highlights the fact.
Alright this is still okay. I dont mind students going to the USA for studying. But guys why dont come back? I know you have the high education loans to take care of. In the first place, you shouldn’t have gone for an education loan to go and study in a substandard university. And second, you make it as an excuse to stay there as long as you can. Dont you do that? C’mon guys! This is really idiotic.
Please dont give me the crap that we dont have enough opportunities in India. What opportunities did Larry Page need or had when he launched Google? What opportunities Mark Zuckerberg needed to develop Facebook? What opportunities you would have needed to build a google chrome or a yahoo messenger… or an IP messenger? What great have YOU done since the time you decided to desert your motherland for better opportunities?
Come back you idiots! Your country needs you! You need your countrymen. We have work to do.