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Higher education system must adapt to changes, says Venkaiah

Vice President Venkaiah Naidu having a word with Governor P. Sathasivam at the platinum jubilee celebrations of Sacred Heart College, Thevara, on Friday.

Vice President Venkaiah Naidu having a word with Governor P. Sathasivam at the platinum jubilee celebrations of Sacred Heart College, Thevara, on Friday.   | Photo Credit: H_Vibhu

Youth should remain rooted in ethical values: Vice President

Colleges and universities in the country must urgently improve the quality of training, failing which the system will operate at a sub-optimal level, Vice President Venkaiah Naidu has said.

Young graduates will have to work in an automated and disruptive world. This calls for out-of-the-box thinking, ability to connect to different elements, to solve complex problems, and to cogently express thoughts, while at the same time remaining rooted in ethical values. The higher education system must adapt to the changes and upgrade the curriculum since the nature of work and work places are changing, he said after inaugurating the platinum jubilee celebrations of Sacred Heart College, Thevara, on Friday.

Mr. Naidu urged youth who yearned to study abroad to “learn, earn, and return [to India]” where more opportunities were emerging.

He attributed the increasing instances of depression and stress among youth to sedentary lifestyle and a craving for western food. Youth and others must be physically and mentally healthy and fit.

The Vice President termed as “unacceptable” discrimination on the grounds of caste, religion, or gender that is prevalent in many regions of India. “All this must be eradicated so that India remains strong,” he said.

Governor P. Sathasivam and SH College principal Father Prasanth Palakkapillil too spoke.

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