The Home Minister, Sri N Chinna Rajappa stressed on the need to make vital changes to the University curriculum within the state in order to bridge the gaps between education and industry. The major cause of brain drain in the country is due to the lack of opportunities to the capable and qualified students, he said.
The minister inaugurated a two day round table of Vice-Chancellors of technical Universities on ‘Innovations in Engineering Education with Global Perspective: A Blended Approach’ hosted by the Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University in Kakinada. The conference has been organised along with the Association of Indian Universities. Mr Rajappa stated that there was no dearth of qualitative manpower in India and particularly AP, but most of the youngsters prefer to work in foreign countries because of no viable options.
“Indian workforce is playing a key role in the development of many multinational companies. We should make them set up their own units here, so that we can witness faster growth,” he said, adding that there was a crucial need to improve the quality of technical education.
Furquan Qamar, in-charge of the research division Amarendra Pani, Vice-Chancellors and former Vice-Chancellors of 27 Universities from different parts of the country and local elected representatives were present.