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The president is right; universities are not just degree factories

India needs to develop an entrepreneurship-oriented higher education ecosystem to take her growth to next level

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Indian president Ram Nath Kovind presenting medal to a student at the 7th Convocation of IIT, Hyderabad. Image/PIB

The speed of fourth industrial revolution seems to be amazing. Changes are happening in an unprecedented manner, revolutionising every area of public life with great impact.

And the conventional mode of learning needs to be restructured in this manner. Education methodologies have to be shaped as per the standards of emerging technologies which include Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning.

The 21st century will be crafted by the ideals of fourth industrial revolution

The president of India, Ram Nath Kovind, got right about the change. While speaking at the seventh convocation of the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Hyderabad, on August 05, 2018, he emphasized this particular point. As he said India’s aspirations are no longer limited to the heavy industrial base that the nation built in the past.

The 21st century will be crafted by the ideals of fourth industrial revolution. Obviously, institutions like IITs have to remain relevant to the ecosystem of Industry 4.0.

“Colleges, universities and other higher institutions of learning are not degree factories. They are sources of innovation and incubators of technology-driven startups,” the president said at the convocation. He also pointed out the example of Silicon Valley in the US to promote a culture of innovation in the higher education space.

It needs to be noted that the resounding success of Silicon Valley as the global hub of entrepreneurship is the result of Stanford University’s unparalleled contribution to ignite the innovation spirit among young entrepreneurs.

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India offers great opportunities for Japanese investors: Modi

While addressing the ‘Make in India’ Seminar in Tokyo, Modi was passionate about India’s future prospects

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While addressing the ‘Make in India: India-Japan partnership in Africa and digital partnership’ seminar, in Tokyo, Monday (October 29, 2018) Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi was passionate about India’s growth prospects and business culture.

He made it clear that India has improved a lot in ease of doing business, trying to make life easy for the citizens. Modi also stressed on the transition of India’s economy form an informal level to a formal one with the support of his pet projects like digital India and GST (Goods and Services Tax).

The Indian Prime Minister has invited Japanese investors to bank on India for better prospects as the world’s largest major economy provides them incredible opportunities in sectors like IT and electric mobility.

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Acharya M R Rajesh to be conferred with Mahashay Dharampal International Vedic Award

Acharya M R Rajesh has been spearheading a unique movement of democratising the Vedas for the last 15 years

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Eminent Vedic scholar Acharya M R Rajesh has been elected for the Mahashay Dharampal International Vedic Award, instituted by International Arya Sammelan, New Delhi.

Acharya Rajesh, the founder of Kasyap Ashram which is based in Kozhikode, Kerala, has been spearheading a movement of democratising the Vedas for the last 15 years.

An ardent follower of Maharshi Dayanand Saraswati, Acharya Rajesh has taken the Vedas to the masses

Under his leadership, Kasyap Ashram is conducting Vedic classes to all irrespective of caste, religion, age or gender.

An ardent follower of Maharshi Dayanand Saraswati, the founder of Arya Samaj, Acharya Rajesh has taken the Vedas to the masses, encouraging the common man to absorb the ideals of Sanatana dharma in their daily life.

Mahashay Dharampal International Vedic Award is instituted to those who have devoted their lives to spread the message of the Vedas in society.

Acharya Rajesh has also published around 40 books in both Malayalam and English which includes the English translation of the Atharva Veda. The award will be presented to him at the International Arya Sammelan on October 27, 2018.

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