New Delhi: The Vice President, M. Venkaiah Naidu has said that the education system should be reoriented by ensuring greater linkage between academia-industry to make students employable.
He was addressing the gathering at the Vel Tech University in Chennai. The Governor of Tamil Nadu, Banwarilal Purohit and other dignitaries were present on the occasion.
The Vice President wanted the government, academia and the industry to come together to look into reorienting the education system so that students coming out from the portals of higher education institutions are employable or become self-employed.
Earlier Naidu visited the Nidhi-CoE Lab at the university. He said that business incubation has been globally recognized as an important tool for economic development and job creation. He further said that the innovation, incubation and start-ups are the buzz words in today’s world and countries and societies which are knowledge-centric and technology-driven will play an increasing role in the global economy. For us in India, this is the time to seize the opportunity and promote the culture of innovation and technology-based entrepreneurship, he added.
He lauded the institute for its focus on research-intensive teaching and learning practices. Innovation and Entrepreneurship are going to be the twin engines that will propel India to a new era of economic prosperity and social inclusion, he added.
Today, the country has an opportunity to focus on innovation in the field of education to meet the global competitions. But this requires tremendous transformation from reorienting the curriculum framework to refining the infrastructure with the sole objective of imparting world class quality education, he said.
With the country producing lakhs of engineering graduates each year, the need of the hour is to provide the right ecosystem for new ideas, breakthroughs and innovations to make India the leader in start-ups and technology-driven high growth ventures. Therefore, it cannot be business as usual. We have to press the accelerator to be in the forefront of a new technology-driven world that will set the pace for the future, Venkaiah Naidu said.