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Adhere to patriotism and tolerance in education: President

Amid ongoing controversies in some universities, President Pranab Mukherjee on Tuesday asked higher educational institutions to emphasise on inculcating core civilisational values of patriotism, compassion, honesty, tolerance and respect for women. 

He was speaking at a function to honour Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) and Tezpur University for excellence in 'research' and 'innovation' and being the 'best university' respectively.

"To be a top higher educational institution requires one to adhere to a few basic pre-conditions. To my mind, the most critical amongst them are ensuring the quality of education and research, enhancing faculty standards and establishing collaborations and linkages with international as well as domestic 
organisations.
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