"Do not limit yourself to a career path that is obvious and glamorous. The challenges of the world are becoming more and more complex by the day, and the IITs have a moral responsibility to provide enterprise and intellectual firepower to solve them," said Parrikar.
Moreover, while suggesting that some graduates can join politics, Parrikar said, "I am often referred to as India's first IIT educated Chief Minister. While it is a matter of personal pride, it is a cause for concern at an institutional level. How come IITs have not become the training ground for one of the most important jobs in our nation? This needs to change. And, if you think politics is too dirty for you to enter, I would say that this is precisely why you must enter politics."
Further, while highlighting the modern day challenges the young graduates face, Parrikar said, "The world that I entered as a fresh IIT graduate is vastly different from the world that you are about to enter."
Parrikar added in recent ANI report, "No one knows how the world will be in the next ten years; leave alone the next forty years. Because unlike in the past, it's not just that things are changing but things are changing at an unprecedented pace. And since the world is changing at an unprecedented pace, what is required of professionals is also going to change at an unprecedented pace."
Commenting on the importance of primary school education, Parrikar said that "gaps in learning at a primary level are very hard to fix".
"And such poor learning outcomes plaguing our primary schooling system is in my view India's biggest challenge. This weakens the very foundation of our nation," Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar concluded.