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Indian Univ's Must Hit Worldwide Norms-Says Pranab

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Jan 4, 2013 Friday, New Delhi: Addressing the convocation function at SRM University, president Pranab Mukherjee spoke about the quality education that is being provided by the Private educational sectors.

Switching on the private universities in order to play major role in today's Higher education our President Pranab Mukherjee today said here that the private sectors needed to step up its efforts to convince the people that it offered the best quality education compared to the highest international standards.

In other words, it is the prime effort to be made by the Private varsities in order to prove themselves that they are providing the best and quality education when compared to those of International standards.

"It is found that parents are always doubtful, when talk about the private universities. And hence they need to build the trust of the people. Moreover, Private universities must constantly prove themselves because they do not have the benefit of age. They must be able to promise a good future to the students and make sure they fulfill all of their promises", he said.

He said "The standards of higher education in India today need improvement. In ancient India, we had universities like Nalanda and Takshashila which had established themselves as International centres of educational excellence where students from all over the world came to India for studies".

He advised the private sectors to get into shape and said "We must change the reality of our universities not figuring in the list of top universities of the world. Indian universities should aim at becoming top educational institutes in the world with global standards of research, teaching and learning".

Pranab Mukherjee stated Indian education system as weighed down or Burdened with the demands of both "Quantity and Quality. He said "The number of students who seek admissions in universities today far exceed the capacity of government educational institutes".

He further explained that "We need many more universities to be able to address the demands of higher education. And along with quantity, we also need to focus on Quality".

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