Javadekar pledges to ‘improve’ quality of higher education
Pledging to “improve” the quality of higher education in the country during a review meeting with 41 Vice Chancellors of Central Universities, Union Human Resource Development Prakash Javadekar on Thursday said only nations with great universities will prosper.
Javadekar was speaking, while holding a review meeting of Central Universities in the country here at Banaras Hindu University (BHU).
The Union Minister said that education is not only about the subject knowledge, but it’s aim is to groom good human beings with qualities like values and character attached to them.
Giving example of great universities like Nalanda, Takshila and Vikramshila, Javadekar said: “Only those nations that have great universities will prosper.”
“We also want to give message that we are trying to improve the quality of higher education in this meeting,” he said.
He appreciated BHU founder Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya’s vision for establishing the university and said that freedom fighters started educational institutions as a tool for movement and renaissance.
Union Minister of State for Human Resource Development Mahendra Nath Pandey, who was present at the meeting, emphasised the need for developing modern as well old education system in the universities.
Pandey highlighted the skill development programmes related to students, giving examples of BRICS countries where emphasis is given on skill development through vocational training programmes.