India has been trying to increase the higher education enrolment from 20 per cent to 30 per cent, said N.Ramachandran, Vice Chancellor, Periyar Maniammai University here on Saturday.
Delivering the convocation address at AVVM Sri Pushpam College, Poondi near here Mr. Ramachandran said in the 12th Five Year Plan, the Centre is going to implement various schemes for improving higher education in the country.
The Vice Chancellor called upon graduates of the college to write competitive examinations to occupy higher positions in life.
They should too write Graduates Aptitude Test for Engineering (GATE) and National Eligibility Test.
He said Periyar Maniammai University is spearheading the clean Thanjavur Movement. Graduates should take a pledge to plant saplings on important days of their lives.
Prof. Ramachandran presented degrees to candidates of various disciplines. K.Thulasiah Vandayar, secretary and correspondent of the college, offered felicitations.