Call for flexibility in education system
TIRUCHI: Access to skill, knowledge, and technology is more important than access to capital for a country's development in a globalised scenario, said V. S. Ramamurthy, Secretary, Department of Science and Technology, New Delhi.
Presiding over the 162nd College Day celebrations of St. Joseph's College here on Friday, Prof. Ramamurthy said the advantages of natural resources and labour could help a country only to a certain extent. It is technology that gives a competitive edge.
Students must start new enterprises by assimilating skills they learn in the colleges and put the knowledge to use. He called for flexibility in the education system in order to enhance skills. The present skill level was not enough. Advocating a collective action, he insisted that students ought to learn as a member of the global community.
Quality education should also be made quantitative, he said, observing that a high population was turning to India's benefit. Value education was a must, since materialistic development alone will not lead to a satisfied society.
The Principal, Rev. Fr. Rajarathinam, read out the annual report and listed the achievements made by various departments.
The Jamal Institute of Management (JIM) will soon offer M.B.A. course, he announced.