Moily calls for quality higher education

Speaking at the inauguration of the decennial celebrations of CMR Institute of Technology, he emphasised the need for upgrading the standards of higher education in the country to achieve fast and inclusive growth.

Moily said the UPA government had allocated large sums of money for the cause of higher education to produce world-class professionals.

Under the 11th Five Year Plan, nearly Rs 85,000 crore has been mobilised for the cause of higher education, he pointed and urged youngsters to work towards improving the lives of people, and said: “India could take advantage of its young population for this.”

Moily inaugurated the newly built auditorium of CMRIT.

Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) Mayor S K Nataraj called upon students to ensure that educational institutes remain a plastic-free zone. “I urge all corporates and educational institutes to do the same in order to make Bangalore a plastic-free zone,” he said.

On Friday, the institution presented the CMR Memorial Scholarships worth more than Rs 20 lakh to 176 students and CMR Leadership Awards to 13 candidates.

Teacher service awards were also presented to outstanding teachers followed by the presentation of the CMR Seva Puraskar to noted environmentalist and social activist A N Yellappa Reddy.

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