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UGC Thrusts

‘We Are Making Higher Education More Skill-Centric’

UGC chairman D.P Singh tells Outlook why most youths aren't job-ready, and what steps has the statutory body taken to improve the quality of higher education.

‘We Are Making Higher Education More Skill-Centric’
Photograph by Tribhuvan Tiwari
‘We Are Making Higher Education More Skill-Centric’
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2018-05-29T10:49:57+05:30

Out from college, most youths aren’t job-ready or strong in entrepreneurial skills. University Grants Commission chairman D.P. Singh tells Lola Nayar about the steps taken by the statutory body to improve the qua­lity of higher education institutions and make them more vocation-oriented. Excerpts:

At a lecture meet recently in Chennai, Infosys co-founder N.R. Narayana Murthy had voiced concerns about a talent crunch in the country imp­acting youth and in turn entrepreneurship. What is the UGC proposing to promote innovation and entrepreneurship?

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