“Lukewarm response to research, cause for concern”

SYMPOSIUM:R. Karuppasamy (middle), Director, Park Global School of Business Excellence, Coimbatore, releasing a souvenir in Ramanathapuram on Friday.  

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Pursue higher studies to become globally employable

RAMANATHAPURAM: Though the country has been making progress on many aspects, lukewarm response over research programmes continues to be the cause for concern, said R. Karuppasamy, Director, Park Global School of Business Excellence, Coimbatore.

Inaugurating the 9 {+t} {+h} national-level technical symposium “SYMPULSE 10” at Syed Ammal Engineering College here on Friday, he said according to a report, the USA and China had been producing 43000 and 21000 Ph.D holders a year, respectively.

It was just 800 in India. It was very low considering the significant growth achieved even during the global recession. The students as well as faculty members should not satisfy themselves with bachelor or master degrees. Pursuing higher studies would make them globally employable.

Stressing the need for developing a positive attitude, Mr. Karuppasamy said the youngsters should learn the art of converting challenges into opportunities. It was important for the students not only to shine in their studies but also enrich their knowledge towards employability.

R. Dhanasekaran, Head, Department of EEE, said as many as 250 papers were received for the symposium and 20 papers were selected based on better performance.

Chinnadurai Abdullah, Secretary, Syed Ammal Engineering College, N. Mohamed Sheriff, Principal, M. Hemnath, students' union secretary and M. Velan Babu, joint secretary spoke.