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Lowering academic standards call for introspection, says guv

punjab Updated: Dec 16, 2014 21:17 IST
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Haryana governor Kaptan Singh Solanki on Tuesday expressed his concern over deteriorating academic standards in India.

Addressing a gathering at the first convocation of APIIT, a multi-disciplinary private institute at Bastara village in the district, Solanki said despite India's progress in field of education, the quality had been compromised.

"We as a nation may boast that India has nearly 700 universities and we are marching ahead. But a serious introspection would show us none of the Indian university falls in the world's best institutes," he said.

Solanki urged the students to become socially aware and work for the welfare of society. He stressed on the need to imbibe moral values among the younger generation who could contribute in the nation building.

"In 2015, India is expected to be the most populated society and the country would have enough challenges to face. India is progressing is all spheres but there is need to teach students about humanity," he said.

In his convocation address, AK Srivastava, the vice-chancellor of National Dairy Research Institute, a deemed university in Karnal, laid stress on nutrition and healthcare and its vital role in the nation building.

On the occasion, 109 students were awarded degrees from different streams.