Education system should be reoriented to ensure greater linkage between academia-industry: Vice President addresses the Students of Vel Tech University

March 13, 2019

This is the time to seize the opportunity and promote innovation and technology-based entrepreneurship;
We have to stay ahead of the curve to play a meaningful role in the 4th Industrial Revolution;

The Vice President of India, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu has said that the education system should be reoriented by ensuring greater linkage between academia-industry to make students employable.

He was addressing the gathering at the Vel Tech University in Chennai today. The Governor of Tamil Nadu, Shri Banwarilal Purohit and other dignitaries were present on the occasion.

The Vice President wanted the government, academia and the industry to come together to look into reorienting the education system so that students coming out from the portals of higher education institutions are employable or become self-employed.

Earlier Shri Naidu visited the Nidhi-CoE Lab at the university. He said that business incubation has been globally recognized as an important tool for economic development and job creation. He further said that the innovation, incubation and start-ups are the buzz words in today’s world and countries and societies which are knowledge-centric and technology-driven will play an increasing role in the global economy. For us in India, this is the time to seize the opportunity and promote the culture of innovation and technology-based entrepreneurship, he added.

He lauded the institute for its focus on research-intensive teaching and learning practices. Innovation and Entrepreneurship are going to be the twin engines that will propel India to a new era of economic prosperity and social inclusion, he added.

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