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We can take up collaborative research in higher education:Consul General

Willing to give grant To monitor recruitments from India

Adhirampattinam: Malaysia is willing to cooperate to Khadir Mohideen College for the development of the institution, Rosli Ismail, Consul General of Malayasia, said here on Saturday.

"We can take up collaborative research and studies in higher education. We can bring donations and grants to Khadir Mohideen College from Malaysian Government," he said while speaking at the golden jubilee celebrations of the college in Thanjavur district.

Speaking about the education policy followed in Malaysia, he said the emphasis is laid on higher education with a view to the developmental interests of the country.

Mr.Ismail said that Malaysia, which once remained very backward,

is giving emphasis on education under the Government's new economic policy. The Prime Minister has introduced the policy of `Islamic Hadhari' aimed at inculcating Islamic values in students.

Islam is the official religion of Malaysia. But, people are allowed to adhere to any religion of their choice. Islamic Hadhari is aimed at inculcating Islamic values and healthy practices in Government administration.

Malaysia is a small country and is multiracial, multilingual and

multireligious. Islamic Hadhari is an approach as to how we should conduct ourselves in life. It is to propagate the ideals of Islam. It is very practical and pragmatic. It is aimed at containing extremism. Most of the Islamic countries are poor and under developed, he said.

Stating that a lot of Indians worked in Malaysia, the Consul General said that thousands are sent from here to Malaysia for work every month. Unfortunately some of the workers are cheated by the irresponsible agents. We are now carefully monitoring the recruitments.

The Consul General appreciated the Khadir Mohideen College management for starting the college 50 years ago in a backward area with a view to providing education to the students of the region. Founders of the college felt the importance of establishing a centre of higher education to cater to the needs of the people. From 1995 onwards the college has become a post-graduate institution.

Mrs.Mariana Alias Rosli Ismail, distributed the prizes and laid the foundation stone for the golden jubilee memorial building.S.Mohammed Aslam, secretary and correspondent, said that soon the college would get its autonomous status. Postgraduate courses in Economics, English and Tamil are introduced from this year. MPhilresearch will be introduced in Chemistry and Zoology. The college has received B++ grade from National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC). He said that the Consul General of Malaysia has agreed to construct an administrative block for the college. Dr.S.Mohan, Retired Supreme Court Judge, unveiled the plaque of the founder. M.Syed Ibrahim, managing director, Kalaiman Group of Companies, laid the foundation stone for men's hostel. A.Abdul Hadi, former High Court Judge and Dr.K.E.N.Nalla Mohammed, Principal of the college participated in the function.

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