Evaluation of Teachers (SET) is an issue, which is being debated by the college
and university teachers throughout India. The debate started with the
recommendation of SET by the Rastogi Committee, and has not concluded even
after National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC).
higher education, the two major players /partners are the teacher and the
student. In our present system of education, there is examination for the
students and we feel that there is no need of evaluation of the teacher by the
taught. Some educationists describe
students as the best judges of their teachers' ability as they are the ones who
know better than anyone else. Teachers in every classroom strive to derive the
admiration, regard and affection of the students, which is the result of an
informal assessment of the teacher by the student. In western countries,
students’ evaluation of teachers is a regular feature and plays a vital role
even in appointment and promotion of teachers. . The students were alert about
what they receive, whereas in India our students seldom ask for good education
and teaching. In our country the demand for the evaluation of teachers has not
come from the students but has been raised by the academicians. Can our
students be trusted to assess their teachers? Are they mature enough to it?
What is the attitude of the students towards SET? Are they fully prepared to
assess their teachers?
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