Job Orientation -J.P.Nadda

The Union Minister for Health & Family Welfare, Shri Jagat Prakash Nadda lighting the lamp to inaugurate the South Zone Vice-Chancellors Conference, at Vellore Institute of Technology, in Tamil Nadu on January 03, 2015. The Governor of Karnataka, Shri Vajubhai Rudabhai Vala and the Chancellor, VIT Univeristy, Vellore, Dr. G.Viswanathan are also seen.

Shri J P Nadda: “Job orientation of higher education will enable harnessing demographic dividend of the country”
The immense demographic dividend and potential of the youth can be productively channelized for growth and development of the country only when the higher education system is provided a “job orientation”, one that enables the youth to contribute constructively to the growing economy.

The Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare Shri J P Nadda stated this while addressing the South Zone Vice Chancellors Conference at Vellore Institute of Technology, at Vellore today.

Shri J P Nadda stated that skill upgradation and skill orientation of higher education in the country is a priority area for the government led by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi. A higher education system needs to equip the youth with tools for the job market, he said. The focus of the government is to empower the youth of the country with productive skills in order to realise their immense potential in nation building. That is the purpose of the government embarking on a skills development programme by different ministries, the Health Minister stated.

Reminiscing the levels that higher education in the country touched at Nalanda and Taxila, the Health Minister stated that the government is committed to strengthening and improving higher education in the country to touch the glory it enjoyed in the past. But merely quality will not be the focus, he informed. In a country teeming with a large number of youth, quantity will also be a priority area for the government in its endeavours, he added. But a balance needs to be struck between quantity and quality of higher education, as generally it is observed that the quality suffers in the quest for quantity. Both need to be provided in an optimum balance, Shri Nadda said. Numbers are also important, provided they do not lead to deterioration in quality and standard of higher education.

Quoting the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, the Health Minister stressed on the need for Skills, Scale and Speed for the betterment of the youth of the country. Also, reiterating the thoughts of the Prime Minister, the Health Minister stated that the present worldwide ranking of universities is based more on western criteria. The focus should be more on the quality of research and the quality of the content of the courses, the Minister stated. Shri Nadda stated that there needs be Indian norms of ranking of universities.

The Health Minister, Shri Nadda in his address highlighted the need for a sturdy and effective regulatory mechanism. Such a regulatory framework will ensure that the highest standards of quality are met by the higher education system in the country. In addition, it will also take care that the cost of higher education is not such that it becomes unaffordable and beyond the reach of the common man. The government is committed to working on a regulatory mechanism which will meet the challenges of providing quality higher education at affordable costs to empower the youth in the country with employment-oriented skills, Shri Nadda said at the conference.

Also present during the function were Shri Vajubhai Vala, Governor of Karnataka and Dr. G.Viswanathan, Chancellor, VIT University, Vellore. 


Dr. Harsh Vardhan inaugurates Pride of India Science & Technology Exhibition in Mumbai
Union Minister for Science and technology, Shri Harshvardhan today inaugurated the ‘Pride of India Expo’ a mega science & technology exhibition showcasing cutting-edge technologies, leading scientific products and services, path breaking R&D initiatives, schemes and achievements of India’s leading public and private sectors, government departments, research labs and educational institutions. The Expo, organized as part of the 102nd Indian Science Congress is being held at the MMRDA Grounds, Bandra-Kurla Complex.

Speaking on the occasion Dr. Harshvardhan said it is a matter of pride for the organizers to push forward their vision as well innovative ideas through their exhibits. He said that timing of the exhibition perfectly suits the purpose of Indian Science Congress 2015 as this will provide an opportunity to the visitors going across the vision and viability of exhibits for use in the future.

Major attractions at the exhibitions are the pavilions of Defence Research Development Organization, DRDO, showcasing defence related technologies, ISRO exhibiting actual scale models of rockets and satellite transponders, Mangalyan model etc. Indian Council of Agricultural Research, Department of Earth Sciences, Indian Council of Medical Research also have stalls at the exhibition. ONGC is displaying latest oil drilling technologies.

Government of India has also put up a mega ‘Make In India’ exhibition highlighting the new initiative of the Prime Minister.

Leading Private sector companies and educational institutes like University of Mumbai, RTM Nagpur University are also present in the Pride of India Expo, 2015. The Pride of India Expo is spread across approximately 15,000 Sq. mt. and have the participation of over 250 premier organisations.

The exhibition will be open to public free of charge from tomorrow (January 04 to 07, 2015) The timing of the Expo will be from 10.00 am to 6.00 pm . 
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