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Reward:The former Vice-Chancellor of the University of Mysore S.N. Hegde giving away a prize to a student at the Pratibha Puraskar programme at the Sahyadri Science College in Shimoga on Thursday.
Reward:The former Vice-Chancellor of the University of Mysore S.N. Hegde giving away a prize to a student at the Pratibha Puraskar programme at the Sahyadri Science College in Shimoga on Thursday.

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‘India needs at least 100 new universities'

SHIMOGA: The former Vice-Chancellor of the University of Mysore S.N. Hegde said here on Thursday that progress in science and technology had suffered a setback for want of encouragement to deserving persons.

He was speaking as the chief guest at the Pratibha Puraskar programme organised at the Sahyadri Science College.

Prof. Hegde said the United States of America had made tremendous progress in science and technology because of the encouragement scientists were receiving. He said that India had made great strides in nuclear energy and space technology.

Prof. Hegde said that at least 100 new universities were required in the country. He emphasised the need for students to develop proficiency in English.

Principal of the college Siddaramappa presided over the function.

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