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Dharmendra Pradhan calls upon higher education institutions to adopt exponential approach towards building future-ready workforce

(FMNews) -A two-day Conference of Vice-Chancellors of Central Universities and Directors of Institutions of National Importance concluded today. The President of India Shri Ram Nath Kovind inaugurated the conference on 7th June, 2022.

In his concluding remarks,  Pradhan expressed gratitude to the President of India for his participation and guidance in the Visitor’s Conference.

He said that the age of incremental change is gone and called upon higher educational institutes to target exponential growth towards building future-ready workforce.


Speaking about the challenges and opportunities in the new world propelled by technology, he said that Indian has shown its technological prowess in various initiatives like UPI, Direct Benefit Transfer, Aadhar and the we must build upon this strength and make a future-ready workforce to embrace the changes arising out of Industrial Revolution 4.0.

Speaking about entrepreneurship, he mentioned the rising number of unicorns in the country as an indicator of a thriving entrepreneurial ecosystem and called for preparing the students to be job givers and not only job seekers.

The Minister also spoke about various initiatives taken by the Government in the realm of digital education and called for leveraging technology to further  decolonize education. He also called for further strengthening alumni network and engage efforts being taken in the area of internationalization of education in India, including the Study in India program.

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