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News - Indian universities ought to compete globally to become world class : President Pranab Mukherjee

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In a bid to rank globally, the universities are required to compete globally for research-ranking to become world-class, President Pranab Mukherjee said at at a recently held book launch.

The outgoing president while emphasising on nation-building through institution-building said, "We are now increasingly being called upon to think about the role of universities in the larger global context."

The book titled Future of Indian Universities: Comparative and International Perspectives, was released by Nobel laureate Amartya Sen and edited by O P Jindal Global University (JGU) Vice-Chancellor C Raj Kumar.

Here' what President Pranab Mukherjee said :

"The universities of today are required to compete globally for research-ranking to help build world-class universities," Mukherjee said.

"Let us not forget the difference between world-class and world-minded. We are now increasingly being called upon to think about the role of universities in the larger global context of an increasingly interconnected and interdependent world," the President added.

Education Quality :

"Indian universities have tremendous potential and need to accelerate their pace. This can only happen if we have good leadership. The public sector needs a huge transformation in the field of higher education, and private universities need to be a model for quality and excellence," Chauhan said in a recent PTI report.

"On the launch, Professor Kumar, who has also compiled the book said, "At a time when the state of universities and their value to the larger society is being increasingly debated, universities are compelled to rethink their roles and the role of the higher education system."



Source: http://indiatoday.intoday.in/education/

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