Engg establishments ought to transfer in the direction of multi-disciplinary edu: Kovind

NEW DELHI: In his handle on the 18th annual convocation of NIT Rourkela on Sunday, President Ram Nath Kovind mentioned that engineering establishments ought to transfer in the direction of extra holistic and multi-disciplinary training with elevated emphasis on arts and humanities and famous that NIT Rourkela has already adopted this strategy to a sure extent.

President Kovind additionally mentioned that ladies ought to be inspired to pursue technical training and excel in the identical method as they do in different areas, an announcement issued by the Rashtrapati Bhavan mentioned on Sunday.

The President mentioned that one of many goals of the Nationwide Schooling Coverage is to make India a worldwide information superpower within the 21st century and urged NIT Rourkela to assist obtain that goal.

The President mentioned the Nationwide Schooling Coverage 2020 envisions that engineering establishments ought to transfer in the direction of extra holistic and multi-disciplinary training with elevated emphasis on arts and humanities, the assertion mentioned.

“Elevating the problem of much less participation of ladies in technical training, the President mentioned that in many of the convocations he attended throughout the nation, he seen that lady college students are outshining boy college students in liberal arts, humanities, medical sciences, regulation and a number of other different areas. Nonetheless, it has been noticed that the enrolment of ladies in technical and scientific disciplines is low,” he mentioned.

“In keeping with a current survey, enrolment of ladies in engineering and technical institutes throughout India is simply about 20 per cent. He emphasised that ladies ought to be inspired to pursue technical training and excel in the identical method as they do in different areas,” mentioned the assertion.

“He mentioned that the expansion and excellence of ladies in technical areas would add a brand new dimension to nationwide improvement. It might promote gender empowerment at greater ranges within the subject of science and know-how. It might additionally assist ladies break the glass ceiling in one of the crucial necessary spheres on the earth of the 21st century,” it mentioned.

“He was pleased to notice that NIT Rourkela has adopted 5 villages, as a part of Unnat Bharat Abhiyan and was upgrading science laboratories in addition to offering laptop training in these villages. He additionally famous {that a} Poverty Alleviation Analysis Centre at this campus works for the less-privileged folks of Kalahandi, Balangir and Koraput area of Odisha. He appreciated NIT Rourkela for these commendable initiatives,” it mentioned.

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