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Governor calls for innovation in higher education

Observing that institutions of higher education in Maharashtra are stuck in “mediocrity and complacency”, state Governor C Vidyasagar Rao has called for innovative curriculum and participatory teaching.

“We have witnessed globalisation in trade and commerce during the last two decades. But we are yet to see the benefits of globalisation in the field of higher education, particularly in teaching and research,” Rao said.

“Educational institutions in Maharashtra should develop innovative curriculum, introduce systems of assessment that allow creativity to flourish and to make teaching participatory, interactive and research-oriented,” he added.

The Governor was speaking at the concluding ceremony of the diamond jubilee celebrations of K C College last evening.

Stating that the educational institutions do not operate in a “vacuum”, Rao urged them to provide social orientation to students and encourage them to contribute towards nation-building.

On the occasion, Rao presented the K C Diamond League Awards to Barrister Ram Jethmalani, film producer-director Prakash Jha, senior journalist Shekhar Gupta, film stars Abhishek Bachchan, Kareena Kapoor, Boman Irani and Vidya Balan, renowned oncologist Dr. Suresh Advani and educationist Samir Somaiya, Nita Ambani and Dr. Vikas Amte.

Higher and Technical, Medical Education Minister Vinod Tawde was also present.

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