Dr. Bhushan Patwardhan, Vice-Chairman, University Grants Commission has emphasised the need to acknowledge the efforts of private sector in higher education.
Dr. Bhushan Patwardhan, Vice-Chairman, University Grants Commission has emphasised the need to acknowledge, and encourage the efforts of private sector in the field of higher education. Addressing the 10th Anniversary Commemorative Conference on Higher Education at OP Jindal Global University, Sonipat he said that one must not judge the repute of an institution by its public or private status and rather see whether the institute is run on not for profit basis. Dr Patwardhan lauded the increasing number of private institutions which have become new centres of excellence. He further added that our country needs more such efforts.
The UGC Vice Chancellor also invited further research, innovation, to improve the quality of education. He also commented that with a set pattern of education that prohibits questioning, creativity can never be cultivated among students. JGU’s 10th Anniversary Commemorative Conference on ‘Universities of the Future: Global Aspirations and Local Imperatives’ was organised by the International Institute for Higher Education Research & Capacity Building (IIHEd), JGU. It was held on 27-28 September.
“India has been known for its thought leadership. A great transformation is taking place in education but application of knowledge is important. Knowledge that does not create wealth is irrelevant,” said Prof. (Dr.) Pritam Singh, Member, Empowered Expert Committee of the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) for Institution of Eminence (IOE) And Former Director, MDI, Gurgaon & IIM, Lucknow. “Countries that are leading in the world today do so due to their learning and the knowledge and how they influence other countries. How they further disseminate their information to the rest of the world is important. Knowledge and learning creates prosperity and wealth. It is like thoughts without action. Knowledgeable leaders integrate these two attributes”, he concluded.