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Chandy opens TKM college jubilee fete

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Chief Minister Oommen Chandy has said the State has all the potential to become an international higher education centre, but the fact is that even now students are going outside the State and even abroad for quality higher education.

Mr. Chandy said this while addressing a gathering after inaugurating the year-long golden jubilee celebrations of the TKM College of Arts and Science here on Saturday.

He said that while the public education sector of the State was on the right path, the higher education sector of the State was not up to the mark, quality wise. What is needed is a consensus on how to improve the higher education standards of the State.

“All concerned should work towards achieving that in a concerted manner. There are plenty of opportunities for our children but we should ensure that they are competitive too.”

Mr. Chandy said Thangal Kunju Musaliar, who founded the college, was a man with a deep foresight when it came to the educational needs of the State.

That is why he thought of starting an engineering college in the State way back in 1958. The TKM College of Engineering was the second engineering college in the State and the first in the private sector.

At the function, Mr. Chandy unveiled a plaque to mark the laying of the foundation stone for the golden jubilee memorial research block of the college. Chairman of the TKM College Trust Shahal Hassan Musaliar presided over the function. N.K. Premachandran, MP, and MLAs M.A. Baby and A.A. Azeez spoke.

Chief Minister Oommen Chandy laying of the foundation stone for the golden jubilee memorial research block of the TKM College of Arts and Science in Kollam on Saturday.— Photo: C. Suresh Kumar



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