: The young minds in educational institutions should make a right decision and act on their own interest to achieve desirable targets in their career, according to Vice-Chancellor, Manonmaniam Sundaranar University, Tirunelveli, A.K. Kumaraguru.
After inaugurating ‘Inspire Internship -2012’ at Kamaraj College here on Thursday, Dr. Kumaraguru said that students had to shoulder responsibilities to decide their career. Everybody has his or her own interest but parents should not influence them to divert their attention to opt for studies according to their conveniences.
Students should primarily focus their mindsets on learning and creating something new to generate long-term positive economic impact under the influence of basic science. Hence, he appealed to the budding talents to tap potential resources of funding agencies for taking research activities.
Under the aegis of the Department of Science and Technology, New Delhi, research projects could be taken up at different stages from schooling to post-doctorate level. The young minds were provided with a lot of opportunities to hone their skills to spur scientific acumen with strategic thinking, planning and ability to do the right research.
Responsibilities also lie in hands of mentors to take them to the right direction, Dr. Kumaraguru pointed out.
“The young minds have to be focused to reach their goals in a systematic manner. Discipline, determination and dedication are the key factors that a man of perfection should possess,” he added. Mayor of Tuticorin Corporation, L. Sasikala Pushpa, said with scientific temper every student has to dream to discover new ideas and contribute for the human society, beneficially. The younger generation should acquire education not just to earn money and get jobs but they should associate themselves to be part of developed nation, for which A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, former Indian President, appealed to the students to achieve it with a vision of dream.
Principal, J. Mohanraj and Secretary of the College, C.S. Rajendran also spoke. G. Vanmathi, Professor, Department of Chemistry, coordinated the programme.