Mysore ideal for pursuing studies: KSOU VC

KSOU Vice Chancellor Prof K S Rangappa interacting with participants at ‘Edu fair’, in Mysore on Friday. Karnataka Exhibition Authority Chairman B P Manjunath and others are also seen. Dh photo

He was speaking at the inauguration of ‘Edu Fair 2010-11’ organised by Ace Education Trust at the Dasara Exhibition Grounds, here on Friday.

Mentioning that the education is an important aspect for the country’s progress, Prof Rangappa said that foreign investors should be invited to inform them about the resources and facilities available in the city.

He also called upon educational institutions to organise such educational fairs once in three months to provide information to people about the wide variety of courses on offer.

Indicating that education has turned into a business in small countries such as Malaysia and Singapore, Prof Rangappa said that these countries are providing top quality education. He said that it was important to identify the inadequacies in the our system, so that we could depute resources to improve in the areas where we lagged behind compared to other countries.

Citing the example of South Korea, he said that country gives prominence to education. If India has to compete with other countries, then educational institutions have to join hands to take the country forward, he added.

Providing a personal example, Prof Rangappa said that he had visited 25 countries, of which he had studied in five countries for 10 years. He reiterated that education had turned into a business in such countries.

Karnataka Exhibition Authority Chairman B P Manjunath, Trust’s Raju Deshavani, Asma Khanam, Anthony and Tejaswini and others were present.

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