Moily wants inept teachers out

Indian Maritime University and National Law School Bangalore ink MoU

Moily wants inept teachers out

 
“I want to suggest to Union HRD Minister Kapil Sibal on the need for an immediate exit route for inefficient teachers; we need a system to flush them out, or else the fate of our students will be in jeopardy,” he said.

Speaking at a function here after the Bangalore-based National Law School of India University (NLSIU) signed an MOU with the Indian Maritime University (IMU), Chennai, for joint programmes on maritime law, a critical subject to meet the growing demands of global commerce, shipping trade and to combat rising piracy to ensure safety of life at sea, Moily said India should seize the opportunity of becoming a global power.

However, several far-reaching reforms in others areas including education were needed if India was to take advantage of the unimagined economic opportunities ahead, he said. He argued such MoUs demonstrated that the lacunae in higher education could be addressed without having to look up to foreign Universities setting shop here.

Ticking off education and trade unions in particular, Moily thundered that teachers who neither had any passion for knowledge nor concern for students have no place in the system. The MoU was signed by the NLSIU Vice-Chancellor, R Venkata Rao and the IMU Vice-Chancellor, P Vijayan, in the presence of Moily and the Union Shipping Minister G K Vasan and top officials.

Restructuring education

Dwelling at length on upgrading and restructuring the legal education in the country to help meet the emerging challenges, Moily said, as one of the pioneers of the NLSIU started in Bangalore, they were initially laughed at whether the concept of one Law School can change the entire system. “But the Indian Law University, pioneered and started from Karnataka, has shown the way of how quality education and inclusive approach could go together, and had paved way for 14 Law Universities to come up in other parts of the country. Our students are unparalleled and this is the potential of India for faster economic and inclusive growth,” said Moily said.

Stating that besides corporate law, India needed to produce world-class lawyers in other branches of law too including maritime law, Moily said the Law Ministry was convening a two-day National convention in New Delhi from May 1 to discuss second generation reforms in legal education.

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