Improve varsity syllabi as per industries' demand: Kalam

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Bhopal, Nov 25 (UNI) Former president A P J Abdul Kalam today suggested university syllabi be improved in line with industries' demand so as to ensure adequate employment for students.

The world-renowned scientist made the suggestion during a courtesy call on Madhya Pradesh Governor Balram Jakhar at Raj Bhavan, official sources said.

Bharat Ratna Kalam discussed in detail the employment-oriented technical syllabi offered by the city-based Rajiv Gandhi Technology University and other varsities. Indian Space Research Organisation Chairman G Madhavan Nair was also present on the occasion.

''This state has adequate possibilities for development of communication techniques and related industry,'' said Dr Kalam while expressing happiness over increasing jatropha cultivation and pointing out that it would lead in the modern fuel arena.

The ex-president felt Madhya Pradesh's university students should be in touch with improved farming techniques adopted in Punjab.

Dr Jakhar provided Dr Kalam with detailed information on science and technical syllabi being offered in the state's varsities. The father of India's intermediate-range ballistic missile programme was presented a plant, a book entitled 'Bhumiputra' and a memento.


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