Chief Minister Shri Narendra Modi, while inaugurating 3-Day national conference of Vice-Chancellors today in Ahmedabad, has called upon the educationists to incorporate appropriate changes in our educational system. According to him, the educational system has to meet the requirements of modern-era.
He asked them to draw lessons from the fall out of Nalanda and Takshshila; temples of learning ought to bring about qualitative change, which equips our educational system with cutting edge tools, fulfilling all the requirements of the present-era. Voicing his deep concern, however, he cautioned the scholars about the challenges before the educational system. If not remain in step with time, they are facing the challenge of survival, asserted CM.
Under the auspices of Dr. Baba Saheb Aambedkar University, the 3 –Day V.C’s National Conference is to debate about exploring modern educational tools including I.T, also to deliberate on conventional methods and practices. CM inaugurated Knowledge Portal Website of Open University. Five of the State Universities entered in contract with Aambedkar Open University, singing a MoU for implementing choice- base-credit-system.
CM emphasised the need to emulate the philosophy of education in its true spirit. To meet the challenges of 21st century, we need to restructure our policies, strategies and plan-of-action, said CM.
He made an insightful suggestion to undertake a detailed study about our Gurukul System, in context with the Nalanda and Takshshila, the renowned educational institutes of our nation. Academicians have to mull on the changes which are vital in the present-system. He cautioned that if remained open to adopt crucial- changes, the educational institutes may get vanished.
“Whether our degrees & certificates arm the youth to meet challenges posed by the present era? Can he sustain them?” Asked CM. Arm them with knowledge, equip them with technologies, so that he can face the world with full of confidence.
He made insightful suggestions of exploring maximum advantages from present infrastructure.
Education Minister Shri Ramanlal Vora highlighted the success of Praveshotsav and Gunotsav.
Shri V.M Rajshekharan Pillai, Vice Chancellor- Indira Gandhi Open University, presented the theme of bringing about qualitative changes.
Earlier, delivering welcome address, Dr. Manoj Soni highlighted the objective of the national conference.