Students must be motivated to take up pure science courses: Iqbal
Chief Minister N. Rangasamy on Wednesday said that the government would expedite the process for establishing a State university and an agricultural university in Puducherry.
Presiding over the golden jubilee celebrations of Tagore Arts College here, Mr. Rangasamy said that he had made an announcement in the recently concluded budget session of the Assembly on the agricultural varsity. The government was committed to fulfilling the plan. While the agricultural university would work for development of agriculture in Puducherry, the State university would help the administration to fulfill educational requirement of the people. The demand for locating the State university on Tagore Arts College campus would be considered.
Recollecting the statement made by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh during his recent visit to Puducherry, Mr. Rangasamy said it the town had become an educational hub and it had been blessed with a number of higher, medical and technical educational institutions.
The chances of getting admission to professional courses for the students of Puducherry were better than other States, thanks to the availability of more institutions and policy of the government.
Lt. Governor of Puducherry Iqbal Singh, who unveiled the commemoration tablet, said it was disheartening to note that not many were willing to take up pure science courses such as physics, chemistry and others. The trend would not augur well for the overall development of the country in the future and it was a cause for concern. Students should be motivated to take up pure science courses.
Academicians and others should work for promoting pure science and art courses.
Lauding the services of Tagore Arts College for the development of human resources in Puducherry during the last 50 years, Mr. Singh said it had produced a number of scholars, researchers, experts and political leaders. M. Ramadass, director of Pondicherry University, M. Vaithianathan and P.M.L. Kalyanasundaram, MLAs, R. Venguattaramane, Dean, College Development Council, Pondicherry University, G. Panneer Selvam, director of Higher & Technical Education, O.P. Shyma, principal, spoke.