In-charge Vice-Chancellor of Kakatiya University V. Gopal Reddy urged the students to focus more on learning and in acquiring new skills.

Inaugurating the one-day students festival at the Alluri Institute of Management Sciences here on Friday, Prof Gopal Reddy said there were many Indians working in NASA and a majority of doctors in the US belonged to India. “Unless you acquire more skills and those wanted by the industry, you will lag behind however better you may perform in your academics,” he said pointing out that only 12 per cent of the graduates were getting suitable employment while rest were either unemployed or underemployed.

Institute director Banda Prakash presided over the function. He listed out efforts being made to shape the students' all-round development and infrastructure made available for the students on the campus. The guests of honour of the function were K. Omprakash, Dean, T. Joga Chary, Head, Dept. of Commerce & Business Management, K. Sayulu of Kakatiya University. Professors G. Sithamberswamy, P. Venkat Raman, K.V. Satyaprakash and Dr.A. Sarangapani, Dr. B.Vishnu Kumar and others were present.