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TISS students oppose termination of contract of one teacher

  • TISS students oppose termination of contract of one teacher

    Summary: The students have claimed that the institution is depriving them of the chance to learn from a 'fine' teacher. While contracts of the temporary teachers from three centres were terminated last month, all of them, except one have been re-instated after the UGC gave a year's extension. "With job security in question, teachers will not be able to engage in critical research nor will they be able to engage students in critical thinking. He added that the institute does not have any say in the recruitment of temporary teachers. As students, we are apprehensive that this trend will not prompt any good academicians to choose TISS.

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    MUMBAI: Students from the Centre for Human Rights of Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) are against the removal of one of their faculty after the recent external review of performance. The students have claimed that the institution is depriving them of the chance to learn from a 'fine' teacher. While contracts of the temporary teachers from three centres were terminated last month, all of them, except one have been re-instated after the UGC gave a year's extension.

    The 'hire and fire' policy will affect the academic stability, claimed students.The students have raised a pertinent question in their letter. "With job security in question, teachers will not be able to engage in critical research nor will they be able to engage students in critical thinking. As students, we are apprehensive that this trend will not prompt any good academicians to choose TISS.

    Source: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/mumbai/-tiss-students-oppose-termination-of-contract-of-one-teacher/articleshow/58304232.cms


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