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Pranab Mukharjee notified to the private sector to improve higher technical education
Indian President Pranab Mukharjee want to improve higher technical education standards in the country. On Friday he called upon educational institutes to upgrade infrastructure,improve quality of teachers and learning capacity of students.
 
Mukharjee said on his foreign trips that "No Indian institution is ranked amongst the top 200 universities in the world as per reputed surveys. While ancient Indian universities attracted scholars from the world over, today, lakhs of bright Indian students go abroad seeking higher education."
 
Pranab Mukharjee made his point clear giving the examples of universities like Harvard, Yale and Stanford had evolved out of private sector initiative, he called for a deepening of private sector involvement in Indian education.
 
Mukherjee also called upon central higher level institutions to adopt five villages each and transform them into model villages by providing solutions to problems using resource persons and expertise available.
 
He also urged to the Central higher educational institutes to work with at least five villages each by identifying problems in the villages.
 
Pranab said that "To keep pace with the information boom as well as continual refinements in disciplines, the faculty have to be trained in content and modern pedagogies," using resort to technology tools like e-classrooms and knowledge networks, as quoted in a national daily.
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