Group Discussion Topic: WHAT DRESS CODE SHOULD THE STUDENTS FOLLOW IN COLLEGES?
Aspirants this was a Group Discussion Topic in SSB, if you are going to attend a SSB Interview then this is a important topic and can be asked in your Group Discussion and Lecturette. I have putted enough material to prepare on this, This may be helpful for those also who have been assigned home work to write on Dress Code in Colleges. For those who are preparing for SSB, i have uploaded many more GD Topics in my previous posts for your preparation.
a) Proper Dress Code
b) No Dress code
c) Any other Way
The freedom of choosing one’s clothes is one of the biggest perks in college. But the ‘irresponsible’ manner of some students and the dictatorial behavior of authorities had irked collegians, the issue of dress code prevails more in urban cities and less in rural areas. Wherever a dress code associated with fashion is talked about, the thought of Miranda College, LSR, Ferguson College comes in mind. A teenager goes to college with education in mind, because he is, at that juncture of life, about to step into a career. This is the most crucial stage of a teenager because he steps into a New World with new desires, aspirations, aims and also a mood to enjoy freedom. If he concentrates more on his studies, it will go a long way, which will help him to settle down in his life. Hence minor distractions like dress code should be kept away.
Proper Dress Code
We all have followed a very strict dress code in our schools. We took pride to wear school uniforms and ensured that it is always kept clean. Whenever our dress was not up to the mark our teachers and prefects ticked us off. This ensured a certain amount of discipline in us and this has always helped us to keep our uniform clean. Colleges are absolutely justified in prescribing a dress code for students. Colleges, DU colleges in particular, have become fashion hot-spots rather than centers of learning. Students must realize that college years are the most crucial for building a career. They should not be frittered away in non-serious pursuits like following the latest fashion. Single-minded devotion to studies during college is tough but is the surest way to achieve success in life. Fashion and phones are distractions. Students are bound to be lured by them. It is for the college authorities to put effective checks in place. In the long run students will thank them for it. Every one cannot afford to wear new, expensive dress every day. Hence a dress code ensures that children from weaker economic backgrounds do not feel inferior. Moreover dress code brings about feeling of oneness and unity among the students and bonding is built up.
No Dress code
A person has a right to wear dress, which he or she likes or wishes to wear. Normally this issue gets blown out. When girls start wearing provocation dresses in college. No wonder we often near the principals of Girls College talking about the dress code. At St Stephen, they do not have a prescribed dress code except for the dining room. But there is a clear understanding of what one can and cannot wear. The issue is not what one wears but how one wears it. A sari is one of the most modest dress, yet it can perception of what college stand for. If they think it is not a serious workplace there will be problems. There have been occasions when girls wearing jeans or skirts have been denied admissions in the colleges or even rusticated. The responsibility lies on both the child and the parents to ensure to meet the standards of our culture and society. However, some freedom must be given to the children once they enter the college. If they can be given right to vote then they can be given the right to choose their desired dress code. There is a famous saying “jab Beta ka Paer Bap ki Juutti me Aye Usae Jyade Tokna nahi Chahiye”
Any Other Way
If a person is not wearing clothes that suit the college environment, then he should be told that. But harsh behavior would get no one anything. Girls should know the kind of outfits that are decent enough to be worn in a co-educational college.
There has to be a middle path between decency and fashion-consciousness. The right approach should be followed and students should be patiently explained where they are going wrong, if they are following the wrong track.
We need to maintain a balance in college environment and need to ensure discipline and a desired atmosphere to conduct proper education. At the same time a certain degree of freedom to the children should be given. Hence it would be a reasonable idea to instruct children to wear college dress, for two or three days a week and other days they can wear dresses of their own choice. The college staff should keep a look out on children wearing improper dresses, they should be politely apprised of this fact. You are going to a temple of learning, not a fashion parade. Dress codes are not needed. What is needed is a moral code.