Parents of children in plus one and plus two have more in their kitty than just coaching, studies and exam fevers. True, parents undergo the pressure of all this more than the students. Though the fact remains that there are things that go overboard in this process, we cannot totally ignore the parents’ interest in ensuring their children get the best and the onus of choosing the right area of study, college weighs heavy on them. Technology has evolved and so do the areas of study. The options we had were limited to being a doctor, engineer or a lawyer and it was much simpler to choose a professional area of study. The same cannot be said about the options in front of a student today. It is no simple task for a parent to know the various areas of study and so the pressure builds on as they begin to look for various disciplines of study applicable to their child.
The University of Madras syndicate has recommended the disaffiliation of three arts and science colleges in the city for not having enough teachers and poor infrastructure. University vice-chancellor G Thiruvasagam said the syndicate has recommended the disaffiliation of A A Arts & Science College, Koyambedu; J A Arts and Science College, Mogappair East, and Poonga College of Arts and Science, Uthandi.
The vice-chancellor said the syndicate decided to recommend the disaffiliation of these colleges during the last academic year. Parents and students of these colleges had been complaining about the lack of infrastructure necessary in the college and not enough faculty members to teach students across various disciplines over the last few years. A three-member team investigated the veracity of the complaints and confirmed reports that the colleges had been functioning in this manner for nearly 10 years. Students of the colleges have been admitted to other colleges.