Sitharaman on student growth: Nirmala Sitharaman, the Union’s finance and business affairs minister, said on Saturday that India needs to understand what the industry needs and that educational institutions should produce students who can enter the industry to serve the country’s development goals.
Sitharaman said at an event here that India’s higher education was no less than global universities and that people who studied in Indian universities were the second largest contingent when it comes to managing the best companies around the world.
Referring to Saint-Gobain India’s representation on the board of the Indian Institute of Information Technology, Design and Manufacturing, Kancheepuram, she said that as industries have come into the board of research institutes, they know the industry, especially those futuristic ones, especially those areas where the sun rises so that India becomes the country for the production of some of those crucial things for which we are completely dependent on other countries today and when there is a disruption of the supply chain our production suffers.
“What we need to do now is make sure we understand what the industry needs and are able to produce for ourselves and for the world. In the best skills and ability and who have rigorous learning experiences are very important,” said them on the 10th convocation of the Indian Institute of Information Technology, Design and Manufacturing, near here.
“We need to produce students who are able to get into the industry and into an industry that serves India’s development goals. I think this synergy is now being achieved by most institutions because the government is talking to them and they are giving input to the government and as a Result you (students) can get institutions that are absolutely important,” she said.
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