By Pravachanists, I mean college lecturers. Now irrespective of the type of student you are, there always are categories of lecturers you like, don’t like and simply can’t stand…..this gets further inflamed when you have to face the undesirable on a regular basis. Here’s my take on the different types of lecturers that I have known to exist....
First up, the Stern chashmish types- These are a serious kind of species. They take their profession in a vigorous way…….their subjects mainly being application oriented (i.e. math or accounts), give problems as ‘homework’ on a regular basis and if that’s not bad enough, they even call roll numbers at random asking unknown and unheard of formulae. Any form of back answering or late aana qualifies as a serious offence to them and if you are in the mood for an argument you better save it, unless you want a dose of Khudko bohot issmart samajhte ho??? Not only is chain se sona in their class out of question, on the contrary, you constantly dwell in the fear ki God pleassseeee aaj mera number na aaye!
Next is the chilled out- Mujhe-apna-dost-samjho types- These are by far the best of the lot and liked by majority of the student community….simply because they totally connect with our dukh dard and understand what a pain it is to be on time for a grilling lecture when instead you could be in the canteen drinking coffee and doing gupshup with your buddies. Even the subjects they take up are of a lighter sort, that involve plenty of class interaction…all in all you actually learn something positive when they are around.
The Pangaa-bhaari-padega types- Initially its difficult to identify them because they just come, teach and go…….all you need to do is shut up in class….but things take a sudden turn when you plan to behave otherwise…..you say something…or just ask a mere doubt and they take it very personally……..Mere ability par shak kar rahe ho!!!.....and then what follows is pretty nasty……although your query is answered in a mean tone, you get glared by them in every lecture thereon, and all their mann ki bhadaas comes out in the forthcoming exam……they are extremelyyyy dangerous and messing with them is a potential risk.
The You-are-the-worst-batch-types- These types are available wholesale main….all they do most of the time is crib…..they term you as the worst batch ever and ironically your seniors would recall them being called the exact same…either times are getting worse or they have set their dialogues to a standard mode……what they talk in class is simply painful to stand and they most often qualify as the target of mass bunking.
The hunchback types- These are the lazy ones who make it very clear right from start that you need them for your attendance more than they need you…….they teach whatever suits their convenience without caring much about whether you have heard, let alone understood. Your well being matters very little and the lesser you see of them, the better you feel.
And finally, the Naya Panchees types…. aka Student’s Delight- These are generally first time lecturers and so inexperienced on ways to tackle a class….even better is the fact that they want to chamkaao their impression with the students (instead of the situation being otherwise)…..They rarely ever say no for a free period, but in times when they do teach, either its too good or too bad……more often being the latter….the content of their teaching is mainly a portion of the syllabus that has been rattofied from the text book and then vomited in class. Considering them as first timers and of a meherbaan nature, you can dismiss them as average.
That’s about all the enriching fortune I have managed to gather from past experiences.