Prez emphasises on creative education, schooling system
New Delhi: President Ram Nath Kovind on Monday emphasised on a building a creative education and schooling system to develop a culture of innovation.
Addressing the conclusion of a day-long Nobel Laureates seminar here, he said it is important to cultivate curiosity in classrooms, and free science from the tyranny of jargon.
"Without a strong, dynamic and creative education and schooling system, we cannot create a research and innovation culture. It is important to cultivate curiosity in our classrooms, and free science from the tyranny of jargon," Kovind said.
He said good researchers emerge in a system that values good teachers and good faculty.
"The linkage between research institutes and universities and research and industry is extremely important. These cannot exist in independent silos," Kovind said.
Earlier inaugurating the seminar, the president said that the country has invested in people through institutions of higher education.
"We have recently created several central universities; Indian Institutes of Technology; All India Institutes of Medical Sciences; and Indian Institutes of Science Education and Research.
These investments will create a huge pool of scientists, clinician researchers and technologists for a changing India," he said Kovind said for these investments to bear fruit, these institutions and also schools must be as good as the best in the world.
The seminar is part of the Nobel Prize series, a regular and landmark engagement between the Indian scientific and policy community and the Nobel Foundation.
The Nobel Laureates who addressed the seminar are Christiane Nusslein-Volhard (German biologist), Sir Richard John Roberts (English biochemist), Serge Haroche (French physicist) and Dr Tomas Robert Lindahl (Sweden-born British scientist).