President of India Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam at the concluding function of the Golden Jubilee
Year of the University Grants Commission held at Vigyan Bhavan,New Delhi on 28th
December, 2003. Prof. M. M. Joshi, Union Minister for Human Resource Development,
Science & Technology, Prof. Arun Nigavekar, Chairman UGC and Prof. V. N.
Rajasekharan Pillai, Vice-Chairman are also seen.
Vital Human Resources for
Abdul Kalam, while inaugurating
the concluding function of the Golden Jubilee Year of the University
Grants Commission held at Vigyan Bhavan, New Delhi on 28th December,
said "higher education needs to be backed by employment opportunities-
the universities should become a facilitator for creating this entrepreneurship
scheme through the support of the banking system and the marketing system.
This is one way of reducing the employment gap leading to upliftment
of the 260 million people living below the poverty line" (full
text of the speech, page 4).
to address the issues connected with the governance of higher education.
He stated, "the need of tomorrow is to create open and transparent
governance mechanisms, where the responsibilities, duties and powers
of all the authorities and the offices in the universities are so defined
that university is able to manoeuver itself for better governance without