Haridwar, September 28
The recommendations of the Lyngdoh Commission as per the directives of the
Supreme Court have shown signs of a positive impact. There has been tremendous
improvement in the educational environment of colleges.
At Shravanath Math Jawaharlal Nehru
College (SMJN) campus, violence among students, factionalism by student union
outfits and regular forcible closing by respective political student wings were
traits of the day.
But now with strict implementation
of Lyngdoh Commission norms, the college has seen drastic change in college
results, academic atmosphere, increase in co-curricular activities and respect
towards teachers by students.
Newly appointed Principal of SMJN
College SK Batra, while talking to TNS, said that now the college had started
regaining its lost status of a pioneering academic campus as it was in the 60s
“We have been quite strict on
student union election with only meritorious students being elected student
union representatives. This makes the election process safer and we have
study-oriented representatives elected, while earlier political party-backed
students normally won the elections,” said Batra.
Citing two consecutive girl
students' tenure, Prerna Kainthola and Varsha Dhanik, Batra said that now
cooperation and respect among teachers and students had increased with student
woes being immediately addressed by the faculty.
“All students have been instructed
to meet me personally for any problem they have, as speedy redressal is the
main objective. Students should concentrate on studies and their problems need
to be solved. We are also issuing library books to all the students, holding
regular co-curricular activities, weekly debates, discussions and are
motivating them to realise their career goal at an early age,” said Batra.
A dress code has also been put in
place with girls wearing white salwaar kameez and boys in black trousers and
white shirts. Earlier, due to no dress code, outsider anti-social elements used
to easily mingle in the student crowd, creating hooliganism.
To impart moral and practical
knowledge to the students, help is being sought from experts with corporate HR
executives being called to give the students right information and industry
“We want to give our students a
moral-based as well as professional education atmosphere. Eventually, the
younger generation is the future of the country. Student union elections in
every university and college had damaged the academic environment. But now the
students had realised the negative impact of that,” said Batra, while planting
a sapling along with students on the college campus.