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Update skills constantly, Edara tells students

Dr. Edara Venkat, Adviser, AP State Council of Higher Education.

Dr. Edara Venkat, Adviser, AP State Council of Higher Education.   | Photo Credit: K_RAVIKUMAR

‘Linkages between academia being forged for the benefit of aspirants’

Forecasting greater opportunities in near future, AP State Council of Higher Education Adviser Dr. Edara Venkat said that the present generation of students and youth would be able to get maximum advantage if they constantly update in the fast changing professions using technology and management.

He said that new linkages were being forged among the world’s academic institutions to leverage the best out of these technological trends for the benefit of career aspirants cutting across different professions.

Talking about the emerging scenario in India and other Asian countries, Dr. Edara told The Hindu that lot of efforts were being made from different quarters including the state institutions to make the youth ready for future challenges in professions.

He said that as part of this, ties with international organisations like the US-based Epsilon Pi Tau would help create the right kind of atmosphere in the academic and bodies in the country.

He further said that Epsilon Pi Tau was established in Ohio in 1929 and it became well known as an institution working for encouraging and stabilising professions that were emerging in the process of technology updation in a wide variety of companies and organisations in the respective countries.

Dr. Edara, who was appointed recently as assistant executive director for Epsilon Pi Tau, said that this would help him extend his services to a greater number of academia and young generation of students in Asia as a whole.

He said that Epsilon had already spread its activities over nearly 60 countries and touching nearly 95,000 academic and professional organisations in the last nine decades.

Dr. Edara said that a crucial time had arrived wherein the local academia should look at encouraging their institutions, students and youth to harness the potential of technology and management fields for their own better futures.

He said that it was as part of such efforts that the AP government was sending delegations abroad regularly to establish a good, vibrant connect with the universities and institutions located in the US, Singapore and other countries.

Already, delegations completed their visits to Cincinnati, Atlanta, Ohio and various other places in the US where the respective institutions came forward to enter mutually beneficial partnerships.

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