Moily vouches for redesigning syllabus

India to play vital role in knowledge economy

Union Minister for Law and Justice Veerappa Moily unveiling the plaque at the inauguration of  Mangala auditorium in Mangalore University on Friday. DH Photo

Speaking after inaugurating Mangala auditorium at Mangalore University here on Friday, he said that the school curriculum should be prepared to rebuild the natural curiosity in children.

He said all the educational institutions should maintain excellence and should not compromise on the merit of the faculty.

He said “we need to create world class infrastructure and man power in the country. India has a greater role to play in the knowledge economy in days to come. In the next 25 to 30 years, India will reach number one position in the knowledge economy.”

Moily said that the union government aims at ensuring education to all by equipping all the educated youth with the skills to achieve success in life.

Stating that enrolment ratio to higher education is only 12 per cent in the country, he said there is a need to increase the enrolment ratio. There is a need to develop service sectors and technological advancement needs to be understood and harnessed. The universities should give emphasis to research and the universities should become fountain of knowledge, he added.

Higher Education Minister Dr V S Acharya said that the state government has given special emphasis to increase the gross enrolment ratio in the higher education sector.
The government is also thinking over inclusive growth in the education sector so that all the sections of the society will come in to the portals of education. The degree holders should become catalysts of growth by imbibing positive attitude.

Mangalore University Vice-Chancellor Prof T C Shivashankaramurthy said that the university has earmarked Rs one crore towards the setting up of a stadium.

Former Vice-Chancellor Prof K M Kaveriappa also spoke. Chief architect of ‘Mangala’ auditorium Uday and contractor Roy Castellino were felicitated on the occasion.

Earlier welcoming the gathering Registrar Dr Chinnappa Gowda said that the auditorium has four mini seminar halls. The ten pillars of the auditorium is built on the heritage style.

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