Cuttack: UGC Chairman Prof Virander Singh Chauhan delivered the ninth convocation address of the Ravenshaw University here. In his speech he said India is poised for a major place in higher education in the coming days as better funding and better realisation of quality education are in the offing in the country now.
Calling upon the students to grab the opportunity as privileged sections of society, he said higher education is in a transitional period now with the invasion of technology in education. He, however, disapproved the idea that successful education id only making the students capable of getting a job the day they step out of the universities.
“Education is the training of mind. You may be taught something in the class, but you learn much more outside the class by interacting with others,” Prof Chauhan said, adding that education is to learn from others, to be able to appreciate someone’s view to be better than yours and to have a sense of entitlement.