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VP Venkaiah Naidu Stressed On Research On Societal Problems In HEIs

At the inauguration of the Diamond Jubilee celebrations of IIT Delhi, VP stressed on research related to the societal problems at IITs and other Higher Education Institutions (HEIs). He mentioned that the area of research should be relevant to the societal problems that mankind is facing.

On Monday Vice President of India M. Venkaiah Naidu inaugurated the Diamond Jubilee celebrations of IIT Delhi. At the event, VP stressed on research related to the societal problems at IITs and other Higher Education Institutions (HEIs). He mentioned that the area of research should be relevant to the societal problems that mankind is facing. The area of research can range from climate change to health issues. The focus of the IITs and higher education institutions should be to find solutions to these societal problems.

Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu inaugurated Diamond Jubilee celebrations of IIT Delhi through video conferencing on Monday. He conferred “Indian institutions will be counted among the world’s best only when they start impacting the societies around them by developing optimal and sustainable solutions to the problems faced by the nation”.

VP Called For Private Sector-Academic Collaboration

VP M. Venkaiah Naidu requested the private sector to collaborate with academics. Also, he called for greater investment in Research and Development projects which are focused on finding solutions to societal problems. The private sector and the academic should work hand-in-hand in identifying such projects and funding them liberally. The focus of the research should be to make the lives of the people comfortable, quicken the progress, and ensure a more equitable world order.

M Venkaiah Naidu conferred “This type of collaboration will help in fast-tracking projects and produce quicker results”.

He called the IITians to pay attention to the problems faced by the farmers and rural India. VP Naidu also asked the IITians not to work on enhancing the agri-production but also to focus on the production of nutritious and protein-rich food.

Speaking about the National Education Policy M. Venkaiah Naidu mentioned that the prime motive of the NEP is to transform the education system in India and promote India as a global study destination.

He said “India has had a long and illustrious history of holistic education. The aim of education in ancient India was not just the acquisition of knowledge but also of wisdom, complete realization and liberation of the self”.

Also, M Naidu pointed out the fact that only eight Indian institutions figured in the top 500 globally. He also conferred that the situation needs to be changed with collective action from all the stakeholders – governments, universities, educationists, and the private sector.

The Vice President stated, “‘the need of the hour is to impart quality education’ because India has vast potential due to its demographic dividend advantage and the presence of highly talented youth”.

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