Delhi deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia said he is “focusing on higher education in Delhi”. Sisodia said the national capital may soon get a teachers’ and a journalism university. While responding to a query, he said during the hiring process of new teachers, the priority will be given to guest teachers to make them permanent.
Sisodia’s remarks came after observing that Delhi University “has already touched saturation point”. Sisodia said he is also planning to make assistance available for writing competitive public examinations.
While responding to a query on Q&A session with the public on Facebook, Sisodia said, “Different campuses for Delhi Technological University (DTU) and Ambedkar University, Delhi (AU) are also being planned. The deputy chief minister on Monday engaged in the query session for an hour from 6-7 pm. Sisodia replied to a question posed by Parul Sabherwal that whether there are plans to “bring more professional courses in Delhi University.”
IIT graduate with experience in teaching kids for IIT/medical exam, Nikhil Mishra offered his help essentially in coaching. While asking for his email id, Sisodia replied, “Nikhil, I am planning something on these lines to provide better ambience for competitive examinations also, I would like to associate with you in this process.”
Another person was Arshad Qayyum, who complained about “what it takes” for women and male teachers “to handle students coming from that background who hardly listen to anyone”, invited what amounts to a rebuke.
“It is easy to curse the background of the students, but let me remind you that the job of a teacher who is being appointed to teach in a Government School is to teach all the students who are coming there, irrespective of their backgrounds. If someone is not capable of handling students from “that background” then one should really not accept the job of a Govt Teacher (sic),” Sisodia replied to Qayyum.