|Today job stress is becoming a major issues and a matter of a concern for employees and organization. It has become a part of life for the employees, as life today has become so complex at home as well as outside that it is impossible to avoid stress. Stress arises due to lack of person environment fit. When the organizational stress is mismanaged, it affects the human potential in the organization. It further leads to reduced quality, productivity, health as well as wellbeing and morale.
Job stress at higher education is now becoming a crucial issue for the faculty members and administrators alike. Immense amount of work regarding occupational stress is done in corporate world issue concerning to low productivity, job satisfaction, high absenteeism, high turnover rate and physical and pschycological disorders. Yet, very fewer studies were conducted regarding stress in academe. The main important reason for this difference is teaching is considered a low stress job compared to corporate world. But it was revealed that teaching is considered as one of the most stressful occupation out of 26 other occupations according to Johnson, Cooper, Cartwright and Donalt Taylor of USA. The Objectives of the study is 1) to identify the factors causing stress among the college teachers.2) to identify various ways of managing stress by the college teachers in the study area.