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Posted at: Apr 18, 2017, 1:08 AM; last updated: Apr 18, 2017, 1:08 AM (IST)

Varsity courses should be job-oriented: Guv

Tribune News Service

Dehradun, April 17

Uttarakhand Governor Dr KK Paul has said the universities must encourage students to develop talent, enthusiasm and creativity based on Indian culture as well as human values. He stated this while addressing the second convocation of Uttarakhand Open University in Haldwani here today.

The Governor gave away degrees and prizes to students on the occasion.

He said the university should aim at providing education to all those who lived in remote areas or were unable to study at a regular university and attended classes due to various other reasons. The university must also work seriously towards revising and reviewing its curriculum so that students could acquire skills that would help them find jobs or get self-employment. These courses could be based on local demands and conditions.

The Governor said Uttarakhand Open University must make use of the latest available technologies to provide education to all those who wished to acquire education but did not have access to regular education. Technical education of a high level should be made available to them, he said.

The Governor said open educational resources had special relevance in distance education. These could be of great help in developing study material for skill-based courses.

He said the existing courses should be updated and developed in the national and global contexts. Universities must also look at the development of courses that could be studied by people of all ages, especially those who wished to pursue education all through their lives. Academic programmes also needed to be designed which would help people improve their careers. 

He said the university must formulate a policy, which could help students of the entire state exchanged views with each other and get inspired by each other. Such activity would help students contribute towards nation building. The Governor said the university must keep in mind, while creating and designing its courses, the migration taking place from hill areas due to lack of means of livelihood. The placement cell must be strengthened and campus placement camps must be regularly held.

Teachers of the university should establish a regular contact with students and enhance their awareness about the need for quality education, he added. 

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