Topic: Role of family, society and educational institutions in inculcating values
7) Introduction of compulsory attendance in research universities disrupts nuanced and proven practices of academic heterogeneity and autonomy, and also suffocates free thinking spirit of students. Comment. (150 Words)
Why this question?
This is more important for Interview and also for you to be aware of dangers of restrictions and coercive measures which can endanger free thinking. You may use this argument in essay also (an essay topic can be made out of this issue as well )
Key demand of the question:
Argue that academic autonomy and heterogeneity are threatened by coercive measures such as strict attendance because of assault on free thinking and right to choice.
Comment: A clear opinion on the issue should be registered. DOn’t try to balance your answer by writing positives and negatives.
Structure of Answer:
In the introduction, write your stand.In the body, in paragraph format (not in point format), argue in each paragraph why forcing compulsory attendance is regressive measure. Bring of rights, duties, values related issues in your arguments. Make sure answer is confined to ethics framework.In the conclusion, show caution that such measures can set precedent for more regressive policies in other institutions.