Wednesday, September 24, 2008

[Facutly in] CHARGE

What is the role of "faculty in charge" in various activities happening in a college campus?

Administration allots every non-routine and many routine administrative work to faculty. It might be because they believe that their job ends once the work is allotted. Getting hold of someone responsible for not doing that work is as good as (or sometimes even better than) getting that work done.

All student activities need a faculty "advisor". It might be because, for the administration, it a priori fixes the scape goat if something goes wrong. For the students, it gives a liaison officer to the administration.

So being a teacher in a college campus, you never know where and when you will step on a charge. It's like walking on a charged mine field. If interested you can read about the charged mines that I have stepped on in my three and a half years as a teacher. In fact this blog post was triggered by the above.

There are positive, negative and neutral charges. A positive charge is a kind of charge that charges you up. A negative charge is one which does the opposite and a neutral charge is one which does neither.

Charges can come either as orders or as requests. The second is very difficult to refuse, but the first is impossible.

Some charges can be transmitted from one faculty to another. It can flow even against the existing field. The barrier potential is different for different faculty. Barrier potential is defined as the work required in bringing a unit charge from infinity to the person.

Charges can be transmitted over a wire, especially those terminated with RJ11 or RJ45 jacks.

Charges can be stored and sometimes storing the charge does increase the potential of the storer.

Charges are particles - they take up (your shelf) space and time. And they have a mass too.

Charges are waves - they cause interference patterns.

A moving charge can produce a magnetic field. You can observe it as deflections on a special type of compass called the head. The deflection due to the magnetic field is often perpendicular to the direction of motion of the charge.

Charges are mortal. After death, they go to reports and home pages.


Hari Vishnu said...

something to do with ur involvement with the FOSS Cell at NITC i presume :-)..

great to have u in the NITC open source community sir.. ure not just a faculty-in-charge.. ure really 'charging' it up with ur enthusiasm :-)

~==[[[ Abhi ]]]==~ said...

It's gr8 to know that you aren't shrugging away from CHARGES and making each activity better by giving your constant energy boost. Hope that the charger always tend towards the positive for you in academic life and in personal life. Great to see a post after long sir. :)

Deepak said...

Hari, FOSS Cell is surely a positive energy. So this post has nothing to do with the FOSS Cell.

Abhi, How are you?

Hari said...

The motivation behind this post is the suffusion of negative-energy charges, I believe. Right sir? :-)

Third year GEC, ITian here. You must Must've seen me around. :D Ardent fan of your blog

Anonymous said...

Hi Deepak

Thanks for raising the issue.

It ofetn happens that you dis*charge" your duties to the satiscfaction of your "superiors" -nuclueus(?)- and try to be stable.
But life is more like a plasma state where many a prticles co-exist. So it can produce manuy effects one of which is light, the one perceived as nature of life.
Every possible combination is happening in this state of life.

I don't agree with your statement of "seconed - request - is difficult to resist and... ". That happens only in a rigid body mass. Probably it is time for you to put down your specification openly like *max current output is limited to X amperes" OR in the worst case "short circuit current is Y amperes". If you try to satisfy every load requiremet you will be a failure.

Also in a palce where there are many dead batteries in parallel the live batteries will have to supply more current to satisfy the load. So put a limit, shake yourself away and decide whom you want to supply. I think thats the essence of life. Good luck

-from a failed friend who was unable to understand his limits and failed to place his specifications in time.

Deepak said...

@ Anonymous

I appreciate your observations. But I cannot make any guess on who you are.

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mymindunveiled said...

Even though this is an old blog,i read this recently..nd it just cant resist me from posting a comment as- apaaaram sir,this is calle dthe real creativity of mind.As all of us know how u were the teacher in charge of many.