AICTE Chairman calls upon GenNext to contribute to shaping new India

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 04 Dec 2017 10:30:15


Staff Reporter,

Addressing the 104th convocation of RTMNU, Dr Anil Sahasrabudhe lists out eight-point formula for overhauling higher education to address issues of unemployability of fresh graduates

Calling upon graduates to step forward and contribute to shaping the new India, Dr Anil Sahasrabudhe, Chairman, All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), quoting Swami Vivekanand asked them to profess an aim and harbour a dream and then go all out to achieve those things in life and success will be theirs. “You are now at a very crucial phase of your lives and sky is the limit for your achievement. For that to happen, you need to ensure that every part of your body is dedicated to that goal leaving aside non-serious thing for a while,” he thundered while advising the students on path of shaping their careers.

Delivering the 104th convocation address of Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur University at Suresh Bhat Auditorium in Reshimbagh on Sunday, Dr Sahasrabudhe chose the occasion to list out the tasks for Universities to tone-up the sphere of higher education so that India’s global ranking can be improved from current 60.
Vice-Chancellor (V-C) Dr Siddharthvinayak Kane, Pro-V-C Dr Pramod Yeole, Registrar Puran Meshram, and Deans of various faculties were seated on the dais.

Engaging with students, the head of AICTE pointed out, they have a long road to traverse and the world out there is going to be quite competitive and hence one will have to deliver their best to emerge victorious. The current generation has various new avenues ahead like Make in India theme, Digital India, Smart Cities, Unnat Bharat Scheme, Skill India of Start Up India, but they are intrinsically come with high expectations as nation expects them to deliver on the promise and honour the faith reposed in them. Take advantage of the situation and face the challenges, have positive attitude and make your mark be it in employment or in own business, Dr Sahasrabudhe said while elaborating on opportunities available to the new graduates.

Expressing happiness over rise in enrollment for higher education in country which is set to reach targeted 30 per cent by year 2020, Dr Sahasrabudhe said, the fact that India is a nation of young is however still struggling with finding employment is a sad commentary on our education system. The unemployment report is a stark reminder of shortcomings in new graduates who lack techniques of effective communication, working as a group, discipline of time and management, professionalism and integrity and these needs to be addressed on immediate basis.

For it, he gave eight-point formula such as Periodic upgradation of courses so that they fulfill expectations of society and industry; Giving on field experience-this would ensure that students are employable when they complete their degrees; industry exposure-this needs to be integral part of the higher education by roping in industry captains and also tapping CSR funds for upgradation; Research and Innovation-This should be constant focus of all varieties and even be part of regular working; National and International Tie-ups-Agreements be signed with institutions of repute to help exchange knowledge, Roping in Alumni, Upgradation of Teachers Skills and Top facilities for students.

Concluding his address, Dr Anil Sahasrabudhe referred to fast changes in field of education world over, stressing on linkage between different education faculties which is
now must.

Earlier, Vice-Chancellor Dr Kane in his introductory speech did make it a point to underline chances in Universities act of Maharashtra, perhaps sending a message across that change is order of nature. “One has to adjust with changing world order as then only progress is achieved and hence varsity is also going to sync with the change.

“Nagpur University has been given the name of Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj whose teaching revolved around service to humanity. A saint who strived for social reforms, one who fought against imperial rule.”
Dr Kane laid stress on accepting truth and incorporating it as part of life. The varsity works according to Tukadoji Maharaj’s guiding principles, he added.

Dr Kane underlined the rich legacy of Nagpur University and listed its prominent alumni, Mohammad Hidayatullah, former Chief Justice of India and former Vice-President of India, and former Prime Minister P V Narasimha Rao.