Higher education has always been considered as a catalyst of overall development by our policymakers from the time India got its independence. Since the early 1950’s higher education has been diversified and extended its reach and coverage quite significantly so as to achieve the goals of national importance. At the time of independence, the size of higher education system in terms of number of educational institutions, and Teachers was meager but since that time there has been an exponential increase in three indicators of higher education, namely the number of educational institutions, Teachers and students. But to achieve the objectives of national importance it is the well being of human resources involved in the education system i.e. the Teachers that matters the most. The satisfied lot of Teachers can contribute a lot towards the achievement of goals of national importance.Teaching is a very noble and honourable profession that requires greater level of knowledge, dedication, integrity and patience. Rather In earlier days, teaching was considered to be a mission rather than a profession. Teachers have always been held in high esteem as ‘Nation Builders’ since time immemorial. Even in Gurukul era of education, Guru(Teacher) commanded highest regard not only from his pupil but from all classes of society and even from rulers. A teacher is a dynamic person. He plays many different and vital roles in the grooming and development of his students’ personalities. He acts as a communicator, disciplinarian, conveyer of information, counselor and surrogate parent. Education, in the 21st century, is becoming more complex due to vast environmental changes. In the changing circumstances, ever mounting expectations of the nation as well society as a whole from teaching community can only be fulfilled if the teacher feels satisfied from his job and has a positive attitude towards his job of teaching.