It is often said that a good professor can make a big difference in a student’s educational path, and we all had that one professor who changed our lives for the better – be it with impeccable advice, undying motivation, constant support or hard work and love. Whether you’re still studying under their tutelage or graduated, let them know what they’re worth. And while you’re at it, here are some professors on Netflix that we love just as much!
Aamir Khan as Ram Shankar Nikumb, Taare Zameen Par
When the daydreamer Ishaan is sent to boarding school, an unconventional art teacher tries to help the imaginative student discover his true identity. This heartwarming story tells us the importance of a dedicated professor, someone who goes the extra mile to ensure that a student is seen and appreciated for what they are good at!
Jitendra Kumar as Jeetu Bhaiyya, Kota Factory
Jeetu Bhaiya is the epitome of compassion in the Kota Factory, a series that explores the trials and sufferings of IIT aspirants in Kota, Rajasthan. His dedication to his job and his students is second to none and truly admirable.
Utkarsh Ambudkar as Manish Kulkarni, I’ve never been
After a recent trauma, a sophomore student Devi is determined to shake off labels and finally be cool, and while going through the ups, downs, and many twists and turns of high school life, Devi has a friend & professor’s Mr and gives her much-needed reality checks when she needs them.
Rannvijay Singha as Professor Sinha, Mismatched
Siddharth Sinha is that professor who doesn’t see anyone else, his whole class is important to him and their growth together is his goal – he’s professor cool that we all wish we had the chance to know. Played by Rannvijay Singha, watch him navigate the lives of students struggling to make the best app, just on Mismatched.
Bobby Deol as Vijay Singh, class ’83
Vijay Singh is the epitome of righteousness and hard love. When he has to teach the defense academy as a punishment, he uses this as an opportunity to create a team to fight corruption and uproot it. A teacher like this who turns a challenge into an opportunity and has a strong sense of morality is inspiring to say the least.