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A Teacher is a person who inspires and encourages students to strive for greatness. A  great teacher is one, a student remembers and cherishes forever. Teachers are long losting impacts on the lives of their students. But the generation gap is the new age phenomenon. The younger generation is feeling very empty and it has no responsibility, so it is trying to escape from one thing to another thing, trying all sorts of things; drugs yoga, anything that accidently they come by hoping  ‘perhaps this is the thing for me’  But there is no proper guidance and the gap goes on becoming bigger. Parents and teachers are most longer on speaking terms because children think these old people know nothing and old people think that these children are just nuisance. Same fact applies to an experienced teacher and students. Hence a Teacher is a guide and a Teacher is a torch. Teacher at higher level of education should be a different personality in quality then only she /he can handle their group sensitively. Education should not be merely helping the youth to acquire degrees. It should be the head hand and the heart. The last two are neglected in our Schools, Colleges and Universities. Until education begins to take human problems into account, our lives will be very empty. A teacher plays an important role after parents in moulding the students. Students are to be handled with affection and courtesy. In olden teacher was in the center. But today, the teacher has to acknowledge love rather than respect. Class room is a place where young human minds interact with facts, ideas and suppositions – with what is, and what can be. every day is struggle, no doubt in terms of retaining the interest and motivation of students. Higher education in India suffers from lack of direction and purpose. We need better man power planning and reform from higher education through diversification of courses to meet specific needs.

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Shrilatha A. (2020). Teachers – The Promoters of Students. Think India Journal, 22(45), 35-36. Retrieved from