Google has been quite popular as the search engine provides answers to people’s all queries, from the most random to the most meaningful. But recently, Vice- president M Venkaiah Naidu has asserted that Google can never replace ‘guru’ (teacher).
“Google can never replace Guru. A guru gives not mere academics, but gives insights as well,” Naidu said at the alumni meet of the Andhra University (AU). He made thus statement while emphasising on the importance of teachers and education. He also asked students not to get influenced by the anti-social elements who try to create unrest in universities.
He asked the Andhra University to focus on research and improve its academic standard. Andhra University got NAAC ‘A’ grade but it has to improve its quality in terms of teaching, research, among other things, to achieve A++ grade, Naidu said.
VP IN AN ALUMNUS OF ANDHRA UNIVERSITY
The vice president, who is himself an alumni of the university, spent some time in his classroom at the AU College of Law and shared his memories with students on the campus. A few sections of the society have been fuelling unrest in universities for their selfish plans, Naidu said, and asked students not to get influenced by the ideas of such anti-social elements.
He also inaugurated the convention centre building of the university, which was built at a cost of Rs13.5 crore. The auditorium, with five levels of seating, has a fixed capacity of 1,600 seats and can also accommodate 200 extra chairs in its gallery.
Naidu also visited the Chepalauppda village on Visakha-Bheemil beach road which was adopted by him and launched several development programmes there.