Press Esc to close
Tuesday 21 April 2015
News updated at 3:16 PM IST
Weather
Max: 33.4°C
Min : 21.6°C
In Bengaluru
Sunny day

Pranab wants better higher education

Bhubaneswar,Sep 7, 2013, DHNS:

President Pranab Mukherjee on Saturday laid stress on the need for improvement in the quality of higher education in the country.

He regretted that none of India’s frontline educational institutions, including Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs), could find a place among the top universities and colleges in the world.

“As I speak to you, there are 639 universities and 33,000 higher education institutions in the country where 1.6 crore students are enrolled. However, on account of lack of quality education, none of these institutions have found a place in the list of top 200 universities and educational institutions in the world. We are lagging far behind the educational institutions in countries like Mexico, China and South Africa,” Mukherjee said while addressing students, scientists and academics at the second annual convocation of IIT-Bhubaneswar.

Recalling glorious days of the country’s education system, Mukherjee said higher education system was excellent in India, so much so that institutions like Nalanda and Taxila attracted students and educationists from across the globe.

He said quality teachers should be recruited for bringing about an academic revolution in the country. There should also be more student-friendly institutes, he said.

The president, who arrived here on Friday, drove straight to the temple town of Puri. Before returning to the city on Saturday, Mukherjee visited the Jagannath temple.


Go to Top

Photo Gallery
Minister U T Khader and MLA Vasanth Bangera stopping Minister B Ramanath Rai who got angry on ...

Minister U T Khader and MLA Vasanth Bangera stopping Minister B Ramanath Rai who got angry on ...

Yuvraj Singh of Delhi Daredevils plays a shot during their IPL match against Kolkata Knight Rider...

Yuvraj Singh of Delhi Daredevils plays a shot during their IPL match against Kolkata Knight Rider...

Police force at a large number being deployed for Left Front activists 'March to Lalbazar Kolkata...

Police force at a large number being deployed for Left Front activists 'March to Lalbazar Kolkata...

Kolkata Knight Riders players celebrate the wicket of J P Duminy (C) of Delhi Daredevils during ...

Kolkata Knight Riders players celebrate the wicket of J P Duminy (C) of Delhi Daredevils during ...

Traditional elephant fights, elephant races, tug of war and dances mark this festival which coincide

Traditional elephant fights, elephant races, tug of war and dances mark this festival which coincide

Villagers struggle to get drinking water from an almost dried well near Tansa dam, in Shahapur ...

Villagers struggle to get drinking water from an almost dried well near Tansa dam, in Shahapur ...

Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the foundation stone laying ceremony of Dr. Ambedkar International

Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the foundation stone laying ceremony of Dr. Ambedkar International

Narendra Modi talking with BJP veteran LK Advani during 'Garib Kalyan Yojana',...

Narendra Modi talking with BJP veteran LK Advani during 'Garib Kalyan Yojana',...

A view of the Kedarnath Shrine before it reopens on April 24 for general public...

A view of the Kedarnath Shrine before it reopens on April 24 for general public...

Snowed down surroundings of Kedarnath Shrine before it reopens on April 24 for general public...

Snowed down surroundings of Kedarnath Shrine before it reopens on April 24 for general public...

Copyright 2014, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bengaluru - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523