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‘Teachers should strive to make students innovators’

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Changes are required in the teaching-learning process to make students innovators.

This includes changes in the structure of regulation, governance, use of modern information, communications and technology tools in imparting education, and the mindset of all stakeholders, especially teachers, K.P. Isaac, Member Secretary, All India Council for Technical Education, New Delhi, said in Coimbatore on Saturday.

Delivering the graduation day address at Karpagam College of Engineering, he said what was required today was that the education institutions should groom students to become real innovators and researchers.

“The industrial revolution was nurtured by information revolution, which was the second industrial innovation. The third industrial revolution is nothing but innovation, which some people call ‘institutionalisation of innovation,” he said.

Vision

“Fortunately our founding fathers had the vision to focus on higher education and science and technology, right after Independence. Though many scientific institutions have come up since then, there is no new institution of significance in the last decade. That is why the Knowledge Commission was set up. The Prime Minister wanted to focus on the five aspects of knowledge through this – access to knowledge, knowledge concepts, knowledge creation, knowledge applications, and knowledge services,” Mr. Isaac added.

R. Vasanthakumar, chairman and managing trustee, Karpagam Educational Institutions, presided over the function.

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