Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu said that liberal and interdisciplinary education is must to get a holistic perspective of the increasingly knowledge-centric and interdependent world. Addressing an event inaugurating the campus of IILM University in New Delhi, he also stressed that critical thinking encourages students to come up with innovative solutions.
Education should not only prepare our youth to face challenges of a technologically-driven knowledge society, but also make them analyze critically and come out with innovative solutions to the problems faced by people, he said.
The Vice President also said that students should be confident of dreaming big and exploring uncharted territories and remain rooted to our culture, traditions, customs and history.
“Students they should never neglect their parents, mother tongue, motherland and native village. They should always believe in co-existing harmoniously with nature for a better future,” the Vice President advised.
He, however, expressed concern over the global ranking of Indian Universities and said that there are more than 800 universities in the country and none of them figures in the top ranked global institutes.
Merely expanding infrastructure with sleek-looking buildings will not make an institution excellent unless it imparts education of highest standards without compromising on quality, he said.
Addressing the gathering of students and faculty he also said that liberal and interdisciplinary education is must to get a holistic perspective of the increasingly knowledge-centric and interdependent world.
“Education in silos will not equip students for future… Liberal education with focus on technology, skill development and entrepreneurship will serve well the students, industry and the society,” the Vice President added.