The Vice President, M. Venkaiah Naidu presenting the Awards of ‘Ranking of Engineering & Management Educational Institutes in India’, organised by Jagran Prakashan Group, in New Delhi on March 27, 2019.
The Vice President, M. Venkaiah Naidu presenting the Awards of ‘Ranking of Engineering & Management Educational Institutes in India’, organised by Jagran Prakashan Group, in New Delhi on March 27, 2019.

Quality, affordable & meaningful education to students crucial in realising India’s demographic dividend: Vice President

The Vice President of India, M. Venkaiah Naidu has called upon all educational institutions to work towards becoming centers of excellence providing quality, affordable, meaningful education to students.

Opining that upgrading the quality of higher education institutions was an essential component in realising India’s demographic dividend, the Vice President asked educational institutions to interact and work with industry to build world class infrastructure to train students to compete in global job market. He also wanted them to attach more importance Knowledge and Skill while designing curriculum for students to train them to make professional with employable skills.

Addressing the gathering after presenting awards at the ‘Ranking of Engineering & Management Educational Institutes in India’ event hosted by Jagran Prakashan Group on 27 March 2019, the Vice President said that providing high quality education must be a matter of sacred trust between a student and the institution as they would be joining these institutions with a hope for a better future.

Naidu asked educational institutions and their management to consider the fact that most of the students might not have enough resources to fund their education in costly professional institutions and might have taken loans. He also said that rankings must help students and their parents understand the complete detail about the institute, infrastructure and its academic and research potential.

Opining that the future of the country and our society was taking shape in youth’s dreams, Naidu stressed upon the need to train our youth and impart higher order skills in order to tap into the enormous human resource in them.

Talking about his interactions with the faculty members, students and youth since assume the office of Vice President, Naidu said that every such occasion had been an immensely enriching and a rewarding experience for him and the aspirational optimism among our young students was infectious.  It has been knowledge pilgrimage for me, he said.

Talking about India’s growth story and its prospects, Shri Naidu said that youth participation was an essential component in taking new strides. He stressed that addressing the problems such as the urban rural divide, hidden hunger, inequalities, and disparities at various levels was necessary to take the nation on an inclusive growth trajectory.  He also stressed the need to have a special focus on rural India by making agriculture more viable and profitable.

The CEO of Jagran New Media, Bharat Gupta, the Editor-in-Chief of Jagran New Media, Rajesh Upadhyay and representatives of more than 30 educational institutions, students were present at the event.

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