Panaji: Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu emphasised on the need to revamp the country’s higher education in tune with contemporary requirements.
The Vice President, while addressing the fourth Convocation of the National Institute of Technology (NIT), Panaji, said that undesirable trend of lakhs of engineering students graduating without basic employable skills must stop.
“We simply cannot continue to have lakhs of engineering students graduating without basic employable skills every year and this undesirable trend has to be stopped. Our Universities need to overhaul the syllabi and the teaching methodologies to make the courses relevant to the needs of the industries,” he said.
Stressing on the importance of education, Naidu said that it is not just for employment, but for empowering, enlightening, and widening the perspective of the students and develop them into global citizens. He also said that the country faces numerous challenges, which have to be eradicated to build a New and Resurgent India.
“Even 71 years after attaining Independence, we are saddled with numerous challenges such as poverty, illiteracy, diseases, farmers’ distress and social evils like atrocities on women and weaker sections, child labour, terrorism, communalism and corruption have to be eradicated to build a New and Resurgent India. I expect the youth of the country to be in the forefront of this noble