?Tech education must encourage innovation?
Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) Chairman and Secretary Department of Atomic Energy Dr Anil Kakodkar has stressed the need for technological education to nurture the culture of innovation, which would transform youth into a huge ‘human capital’ and make the country one of the most powerful nations.
Delivering the 22nd convocation address of the Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University (JNTU) in Hyderabad, he said, “We should recognise an opportunity to innovate and have the ability to come up with a solution based on available knowledge, technology and raw material”.
Innovative solutions suitable to meet the needs of users, which could be realised at more competitive costs would go a long way in value addition, leading to economic progress, he said.
Stating that the challenge before the education system was to produce empowered youth who would pull the country up the ladder, Dr Kakodkar said research, development of applications, demonstration and field deployment should be seen as a chain of interlinked activities that had to be pursued in close coordination.