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University award for its ‘worst teachers’ in Uttar Pradesh

DECCAN CHRONICLE. | AMITA VERMA
Published Dec 24, 2016, 2:18 am IST
Updated Dec 24, 2016, 10:06 am IST
The announcement will be made on KGMU Foundation Day on Saturday.
King George’s Medical University
 King George’s Medical University

Lucknow: For the first time in its history, the King George’s Medical University (KGMU) in Lucknow will select its ‘worst teacher’ based on students’ feedback and peer review.

The announcement will be made on KGMU Foundation Day on Saturday. The KGMU Teachers’ Association has strongly condemned the decision and threatened the administration with legal consequences.

 

The association has already sent a written representation to the administration in this regard. Prof. Kauser Usman, who was adjudged best teacher for two consecutive years on Teacher’s day, said that “This would be a career blot on any teacher’s profile. How can one rectify that?”

KGMU vice-chancellor Prof. Ravi Kant, however, defended the move, calling it a necessary step for the faculty to be fearful and do extra hardwork.

“The idea was drawn in from the increment pattern of the Seventh Pay Commission where only outstanding work gets an increment,” the vice-chancellor said. “There sure will be resentment among the staff. KGMU will tell its staff that if you are not working well, you are not worth it,” he added.

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