Related with this problem: How to deal with unruly, unengaged students who complain about me?
After the chairman spoke to me, I started talking to my students softly (more than needed). I tried many other ways to engage them. But the problem is that they think the subject is of no use. I have told them of many applications, but I think they won't realize it now.
But one student is insulting me from day one. He has issue on everything, on assignment. He is one of the special students of the chairman. He even misbehaved with me during viva. I told the students to not do rattafication (rote memorization) for viva, and to clear their concepts. On the day of viva, when I asked a question about process, I was replied with "I didn't do rattafication".
It was an open book paper and he didn't solve problem correctly. Instead of accepting his mistake, he was fighting with me that I didn't formulate the question correctly. So I sent that question to my assistant professor. He verified and said that the question is clear.
Now, how should I handle this behaviour of students? Should I talk to the chairman about it, knowing that he is a buddy of the whole class? Help me, this class is giving me depression.
Edit: Before exam the students were saying me to decrease the course or consider only the presentation topic as the Oral examination. Which was against the University Policy. And I rejected their request.
should I complain to the HOD of the department about that student? What will be the conseaquences?