Bring in more reforms in higher learning: NAAC Chief

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Dharwad, Feb 13 (UNI) To empower youth with better skills in a knowledge-driven economy, there is a need to bring in more reforms in higher learning, National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) Chairman Goverdhan Mehta said today.

Delivering the 58th Convocation address at Karnataka University here, he said universities and higher education institutions need to reform, restructure and rejuvenate themselves.

Though the country produced a huge number of graduates, most of them were termed 'unemployable' which was disturbing.

Stressing the need to strike a balance between 'learning and skills,' he said the universities had to make a major departure from the learning-centric education which was in practice now.

The primacy of research will have to be restored in universities, which had seen diminished research output. This anomaly needed immediate correction, he added.


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