Quoting philosopher Alwin Tofler that ‘Illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn and relearn', Dr. G. Sankarasubramanian, Member of National Executive Council, Indian Society for Technical Education, said students of professional courses should keep learning and develop a winning attitude.

Inaugurating a two-day technical symposium ‘Technocracy ‘12'' at Adhyamaan College of Engineering, Hosur, Dr. Sankarasubramanian, also Professor of Department of Civil Engineering at PSG College of Technology in Coimbatore, called upon the students to develop problem-solving skills on conceptualisation, analysis and organisation, assumptions and algorithms, importance of parameters, pattern recognition and modelling, problem solving and interpretation of results, validation, benchmark problems, statistical analysis and evaluation of feasible solutions.

He also urged students to improve effective communication skills, as the ability was needed to coordinate and evaluate. Students should discover winner in them and urged them to resist the attitude to complain, criticise and condemn.

He also said those people with self esteem were not driven to make themselves superior to others; they don't seek to prove their value against a comparative standard.