Jiva Nath Lamsal, Lecturer at Central Department of English, TU, is pursuing PhD at Department of Theatre and Performance Studies, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at University of Sydney.
One morning, the people of Thebes come to the palace of king Oedipus requesting him to find a solution to the crisis created by the plague. The king is so filled with his hubris (pride) that he commits to find the culprit, the sinner who is causing the plague at any rate. A blind seer Tiresias advises him to halt his quest because it will boomerang and bring a tragedy to his own life and the lives of the people. As per Greek mythology, Tiresias was a blind prophet of Apollo in Thebes.
Unlike in annual system of education where teachers predominantly depended on lecture method of teaching and barely engage with students outside the classroom, teachers today are seen in continuous academic engagements from the beginning to the end of academic session. This change started in Tribhuvan University after introduction of semester system in 2014.