Tamil poet Vairamuthu on Thursday called upon educationists to produce candidates who can successfully face the global competition in various fields.

The world had shrunk in the era of globalisation and information technology. There was a sea change in the globalised employment scenario. The situation had warranted that the higher, technical and professional educational institutions need to prepare students to face the tough competition from countries such as the United States, England, Australia and others, he said.

Speaking at a programme held at Manakula Vinayagar Engineering College at Madagadipet, Mr. Vairamuthu said that there were reports that several developed countries had been following inventive approaches to produce super rich students basically to outshine students from upcoming countries. The educationalists should take note of this so that they could strive to provide global standard education to Indian students. While stating that women education had seen spectacular improvement in India, he said there was a need to bridge the gap between rural and urban women.

M. Dhanasekaran, Chairman, S.V. Sugumaran, Vice Chairman, SMVE Trust and K. Venkatachalapathy, Director, spoke.