Guru : Sishya - The Relationship Beyond Classrooms
Introduction This article is an outcome of the survey conducted by the I MBA students of our institute (RLIMS, Madurai) on the student-teacher relationship. The group name of these budding managers is "Aspire". The moment we talk about the guru-sishya relationship the flash that comes first is the historical guru Dronacharya and his disciples; Swami Vivekananda and his guru Ramakrishnar; and the list continues… The guru-sishya relationship is a social binding on both the students and the teacher. Either one or the other fails to perform their duty with due diligence the loss is not only for them but also to the society. If a student fails to perform his duties the ultimate loser is himself and his family… but a teacher fails to perform his duty the loss for the big mass of the society. Objective of the Study * To study the present status of guru-sishya relationship. * To suggest ways and means to improve the relationship better. Limitations of the Study * The study was restricted only to Management Teachers and Management Students. Summary of Findings – Students' Viewpoint * Majority of the students suggested that the faculty should share his views on the current affairs and general knowledge aspects to the students. * Students also suggested that their faculties should motivate and encourage them, which would help them to improve their mettle. * Few students are much concerned about the syllabus coverage. And few others felt that it should be partly on a self-study basis. * Doubt clarification – yet another key driver inside the classroom. A part of the students are not clarifying their doubts immediately – reason is "Shyness". The other part of student feels the doubts to be clarified then and there itself. * Students feel that a feedback should be got at the every session to find out their understanding level. But still few students feel that feedback is not required...
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