Union Minister for HRD Prakash Javadekar attended the Conference on Academic Leadership on Education for Resurgence in Vigyan Bhawan. While addressing the valedictory session Javadekar said that education must be connected with a social cause to achieve a developed society. He emphasized all Vice Chancellors to promote their educational institutions to connect with society. He said that it can be done through various mediums like using social media, Unnat Bharat Abhiyan, Swachh Bharat Internship and Ek Bharat Shreshth Bharat. He further suggested that local parenting also can be a good medium of connecting and educating society. The individual can adopt some bright poor students so that they can get a good education.
The Minister said that research is the necessity of our society and without research, no country can become a developed society. Government is promoting research through various schemes like Smart India Hackathon and IMPRINT. He said that under Smart India Hackaton students are doing research on problem statements which are given by government organisations and private industries. Javadekar said, “our aim is to produce quality and pure research so that they can add a real contribution to the field of research.”
The Conference on Academic Leadership on Education for Resurgence was inaugurated by Prime Minister in which the Vice-Chancellors/Directors from more than 350 universities participated. The conference was organized jointly by UGC, AICTE, ICSSR, IGNCA, IGNOU, JNU and SGT University.
Javadekar said that to ensure quality education, the ministry has developed learning outcomes, which will fix accountability on education providers. He also informed that for the overall development of students government has started ‘ Samagra Siksha’ in which government is providing financial assistance to all government schools for library and sports and extended hostel facility for Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalaya. The Union Minister congratulated all organizers for organizing the conference.