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26 April 2017

Prepare graduates for a competitive global economy: President Mukherjee

Quodsi everti ancillae vim qui lorem persius petentium Prepare graduates for a competitive global economy: President Mukherjee

NEW DELHI, APRIL 26 (ENA) President Pranab Mukherjee, while addressing the convocation ceremony of University of Goa, emphasised that all the universities should try and produce men and women of character and substance and not merely professionals of competency. It is time for the varsities to prepare graduates for a competitive global economy, he added.

He further specified that the varsities and institutes must focus on imparting quality education by adopting best global practices and work towards achieving world-class academic management.

Signifying that institutions and universities shall work towards achieving excellence, Mukherjee advised that they can do so by providing the best of amenities to the students. Further, they shall update their models of teaching regularly to make them adaptive in nature. The teaching process must be changed at par with latest trends as well as changing learner profile.

India has around 600 million youth in the age group of 25 and they need to play a significant role in the development of the country, he added.

Speaking about the Massive Online Open Courses or MOOCs, the President pointed that an alliance between knowledge networks, pedagogy and IT-enabled platforms will contribute towards the development of MOOCs.

The President added that more emphasis on research ecosystem will also be a good move. He stated that the universities must take up joint research initiatives and foster talented researchers across fields.

He recommended all the academic institutions shall introduce industry relevant matter in course work. Indian institutes and universities will excel if they provide an international exposure to students and faculty, he concluded.





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