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  • Revamp education system to equip students with employable skills, says Venkaiah Naidu

    Vice-President M Venkaiah Naidu emphasised on the need to revamp the education system to equip students with employable skills while addressing a two-day conference on Industry Academy Interaction for Improvement of Quality of Academics.
    Calling for a revamp of the education system so that the graduating students were fully equipped with skills to meet the needs of the industry or agriculture or have the aptitude and skills of a risk-taking entrepreneur, the Vice President said the students must not only be employable but also possess life skills, language skills, technological skills and entrepreneurial skills to enable them to be gainfully employed or self-employed.
    Naidu called for establishing a symbiotic relationship between academia and the industry to create an ecosystem for innovation to thrive and generate employment for the youth. He urged the industry to play a more pro-active role and establish a strong organic link with the academic institutions.
    “Look at long-term collaborations rather than join hands for limited purposes and one-off projects to promote the culture of research in a big way in our universities and other important academic institutions,” adds he while addressing the event.
    Pointing out that the Indian universities did not figure in the top 100 ranking global universities, the Vice President urged universities and educationists to introspect and improve the standards.
    Source: Times of India

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