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A.Jothimurugan, Vice Chancellor of Thiruvalluvar University presenting degree certificate to a student at Kamban College of Arts and science ,Tiruvannamalai on Thursday.
A.Jothimurugan, Vice Chancellor of Thiruvalluvar University presenting degree certificate to a student at Kamban College of Arts and science ,Tiruvannamalai on Thursday.

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Disciplines of higher education have got diversified significantly

Tiruvannamalai: Education plays pivotal role in establishing knowledge-based society, A. Jothi Murugan, Vice- Chancellor of Tiruvalluvar University said.

Conferring degrees on students of Kamban College of Arts and Science for Women, Tiruvannamalai, he said that in the contemporary world of knowledge explosion, disciplines of higher education got diversified significantly and interdisciplinary areas have also emerged. “All these developments have cumulatively helped in evolving knowledge society in the world, ultimately leading to economic development,” he said.

According to him, population of the nation in 14-24 age group is expected to be about 235 million, which would be 19 per cent of the total population by 2010. Hence the Vice-Chancellor predicted that there would be an attractive market for higher education sector in India. He exhorted the graduates to become job providers than job seekers. Exploring the relationship between education and graduation, the Vice-Chancellor said, “graduation is not the end of education, maybe it is the end of dependent education, but the beginning of an independent autonomous education.” C. Kalyanasundaram (Director - R&D) of the college welcomed the gathering. E.V.V. Kamban, Managing Director, E. Gomathi, Principal, were among the participants.

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