Assessing Professors' Prestige, Reasons behind Declining Dignity: A Special Review of Nepalese Context
Keywords:Professors, Dignity, Politics, Research, Knowledge
Across the globe, a professor is not only an academically alluring position but also one of the most vital and valuable statuses that the government, as well as other professional societies of respective countries, pay with unparalleled dignity and prestige. However, the situation of professors in Nepal has gone haywire, setting a noticeably regressive and defaming decline compared to the other countries of the world. This paper tries to thoroughly assess the situation of decaying dignity of the professors in Nepal. Besides, it tries to unearth those substantial causes that have obstructed professors from upholding the expected dignity of position as earned by the professors in other countries. As an inference, this study has found that the dignity of professors in Nepal is at a constantly declining state and deplorable downward trajectory. An apparent erosion in academic integrity and honesty, zero research engagement, fewer professors and more political fellows, followed by excess politicisation in universities, has degraded the system. Thus, they should be completely barred from political engagement. Making quality research works compulsory and refraining universities from political intervention and experiment is a must. Finally, this paper argues that reviving authentic academic culture might assist in repairing the decay of professorial dignity.
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