Bhubaneswar: Governor SC Jamir while presiding over the conference of Vice-Chancellors held at the Raj Bhavan here on Thursday emphasized on the role of quality teaching and research towards achieving effective learning and primacy of knowledge in an university.
He said that our universities are ought to become fertile avenues for innovation and generation of ideas through research and publications. He insisted upon taking immediate steps for filling up vacant teaching posts on priority basis and to ensure that best minds and talents are recruited for teaching profession. Citing the challenge faced by universities in preparing students to face challenges in a real world, Governor urged upon establishing collaboration with the industry and business sector to bring in new ideas and thinking, developing skill and allowing students to learn about the practical side of things to enhance employment prospects.
Finance Minister Pradeep Kumar Amat in his address highlighted the need of quality education and research in higher education. Higher Education Minister Pradeep Kumar Panigrahy stressed upon activating grievance redressal system in universities to address student grievances and indiscipline.