Mohali: The Indian higher education system needs to transform based on a new and unprecedented imagination striking a balance between quality and quantity, access and inclusion, teaching and research, President of India Pranab Mukherjee, stressed speaking at the Indian School of Business (ISB).
Speaking at the 15th anniversary celebrations of the ISB at its Mohali campus, the President held ISB as an example of this much transformation and called for extraordinary changes in our higher education system including changes in their governance and regulatory mechanisms that recognise institutions for their quality, performance and contributions to the society.
While addressing youngsters Pranab mukherjee said, “Don’t be job seekers, Become a job provider. This is what nation is expecting from you.” He further said that there is also a need to encourage institutions that focus on real world issues providing an environment that is conducive for academics to carry out relevant research that sets new benchmarks.
The Governor of Punjab and Administrator. UT Chandigarh, V P Singh Badnore, Union Minister of Human Resource Development, Prakash Javadekar were also present at the occasion in which students, alumni, faculty and staff of the School participated.
It is pertinent that this is the second time in less than a year that the President of India is meeting the students and faculty of the premier business school which was set up in 2001 in Hyderabad and started its Mohali campus in April 2012.
Echoing the President’s thoughts Union HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar said there is an urgent need to realign our priorities for higher education in India.
For more news updates Follow and Like us on Facebook