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Governor tips for techies

Ranchi, Feb. 19: Governor M. Rama Jois has stressed the importance of an inter-cultural dimension in the higher education system.

Addressing students at the convocation ceremony of Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra, on Sunday, Jois said there have been major changes in higher education during the last few decades and this has posed a new challenge.

“It is imperative that higher education offers solutions to existing national problems. To fulfil its role effectively and to maintain excellence, higher education must integrate an intercultural dimension into its teaching, research and service functions,” Jois said.

The Governor, who is also the chancellor of universities of Jharkhand, lauded the BIT’s journey towards excellence. “It is a great satisfaction that BIT-Mesra is one of the few institutions which is imparting higher education relevant to the requirements of the country. I hope the institute will be able to serve the nation more effectively, if it gets government support in the fields of research and development,” he said.

The director-general of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, R.A. Mashelkar, told the students to anticipate the “changes” taking place in the world and exploit them.

“You are going to enter an exciting world. You will see a sea change in the economic and technological fields. There are extraordinary opportunities for those who are prepared to face the challenges of change,” he added.

On this occasion, 335 students from various streams were awarded postgraduate degrees, while 797 were given bachelor’s degrees. Three students were conferred with doctorates and 12 students received gold medals.

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