Education could be the key driver for India’s road to prosperity and for that the need is to “reorient” the education system, Vice President Venkaiah Naidu has said.
Higher educational institutions need to “revamp their methods of teaching, give up a business-as-usual approach and create rigorous academic standards”, Naidu said.
He added, “We need to build the right ecosystem for academic excellence to thrive by revamping our education system. Innovative, futuristic universities will be the drivers of this huge transformation and education will be the key driver of India’s transformation to prosperity.”
Naidu was addressing the 7th Convocation and Founder’s Day Ceremony of O.P Jindal Global University. He stated the need to transform the vast human capital into national wealth by imparting the right education to the youth. He explained why the Indian education industry needs to learn from other universities across the globe, which has succeeded in a short duration.
He also focused on the need to create an intellectual environment for highly qualified Indians, who are working in different countries.
The university is currently offering 11 undergraduate, 6 postgraduate, and various Ph.D. programs by its eight schools.