'Get ready to compete with the world'

Focus on inter-disciplinary studies

He was speaking at the inaugural programme of Mysore University Library and Information Science Students Association (MULISSA) at the Department of Studies in Library and Information Science, UoM, here on Wednesday.

Advising students of the Library and Information Science Department, Prof Talawar said that the focus should be on inter-disciplinary studies. Stressing on the need for knowing the basics of all subjects, Prof Talawar said that it would help them catalogue books in a better way and also help people.

Observing that Father of Librarian Sciences S R Ranganathan had provided the cornerstone, he urged students to specialise in subjects and adopt necessary skills to succeed. He also told students to go beyond the department to learn about the current trends in their area of expertise.

Prof Talawar said that students from rural areas can outperform their urban counterparts with the critical thinking skills they possess. He said that while urban students have better communication skills, they lack critical thinking capabilities.

Citing an example about the preference for students from rural areas, Prof Talawar said that recently an industrial tycoon had said that corporates prefer rural youth as they are more dedicated and ensure better productivity. Honesty and the urge to learn will help students become successful, he added.

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