Mahatma Gandhi University Pro-Vice-Chancellor Rajan Varughese has stressed on the need for further research in IT for the development of the sector in the country.

He was speaking after inaugurating a three-day software contest, being organised jointly by the School of Computer Science and the Computer Sciences Students' Association, on the university campus on Friday.

Dr. Varughese said that the universities and the IT industry should strive for intensive research in various cutting-edge areas of the technology. He also said that the monopolisation of knowledge by a few would enhance the divide between the privileged and others. “Sharing of knowledge is inevitable for social development. Scholars should be able to understand the impact of the new technologies being developed by them as well as to contain the issues crated by the innovations,” elaborated Dr. Varughese.

Prof. K. Sreeranganathan, Anuj Mohammed and Santhosh Kumar spoke on the occasion.

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