Press Esc to close
Tuesday 26 September 2017
News updated at 6:19 PM IST

Pranab wants better higher education

Bhubaneswar,Sep 7, 2013, DHNS: 1:16 IST
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
Samajwadi Party Chatra Sabha activists shouting slogans and...

Samajwadi Party Chatra Sabha activists shouting slogans and...

Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi, accompanied by Gujarat...

Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi, accompanied by Gujarat...

Railway Police Force (RPF) showing 44 kgs of 'Ganja'...

Railway Police Force (RPF) showing 44 kgs of 'Ganja'...

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley gestures as he briefs the...

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley gestures as he briefs the...

ABVP members shout slogans during a protest in...

ABVP members shout slogans during a protest in...

A view of Jawaharlal Nehru Auditorium during 62nd...

A view of Jawaharlal Nehru Auditorium during 62nd...

People busy in shopping for Durga puja...

People busy in shopping for Durga puja...

Arnold Schwarzenegger gestures during the photo call to promote...

Arnold Schwarzenegger gestures during the photo call to promote...

A Eurofighter jet performing in an air show on the coast at Terracina...

A Eurofighter jet performing in an air show on the coast at Terracina...

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe speaks during a press conference...

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe speaks during a press conference...

Like us on Facebook

Copyright 2017, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bengaluru - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523
Powered by Yodasoft Technologies Pvt. Ltd.