Make students sensitive to local needs: Prez to universitiesJuly 13, 2017 00:09
Emphasising on quality education, President Pranab Mukherjee asked higher educational institutions to make students sensitive to local socio-economy needs.
"It is not enough for higher education institutions to be modern and relevant. They must be designed to serve and make an impact on society," he said.
The president said students research capability must be used with an aim to innovatively address real world problems that nations face.
"Higher educational institutions must strive to become community assets," he said, dedicating the BML Munjal University to the country at a function held at Rashtrapati Bhavan.
The university was set up to recognise and celebrate the life of Brijmohan Lall Munjal, one of the most respected industrialists of the country and the founder of the Hero group, a press release issued by Rashtrapati Bhavan quoted the president as saying.
Mukherjee said in the emerging global scenario, the quality of higher education imparted will play an important role in moulding the careers of young men and women.
"In less than 10 years from now, nearly 140 million people will be in the college-going age group. Every fourth graduate in the world will be a product of our higher education system.
"In such a competitive environment, only those professionals who are properly skilled and trained will achieve success.