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Work closely with industries: UoH VC

Work closely with industries: UoH VC
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The 69th Republic Day was celebrated with all grace and joy at the University of Hyderabad (UoH) campus. The UoH fraternity gathered at the GB Maidan...

Hyderabad: The 69th Republic Day was celebrated with all grace and joy at the University of Hyderabad (UoH) campus. The UoH fraternity gathered at the GB Maidan for the flag hoisting, parade and cultural activities. Prof. Appa Rao Podile, the Vice-Chancellor, UoH hoisted the national flag and delivered the Republic Day speech.

As an independent republic, India has made several achievements and there are many more that we need to achieve. We are happy that the Gross Enrollment Ratio (GER) in higher education has been increasing over the past 15 years, but there are also increasing concerns on the availability of the ‘quality’ manpower for various sectors, he said. On the other hand, the government has identified the need for Make-in-India and Start-up India where we, as a nation, shall grow, compete and demonstrate the power of the nation to the entire world.

The industry, on the other hand, probably, is rightly concerned about the quality of manpower to take up the challenges finally to increase the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and give boost to the nation’s development, the Professor said. As a country, we are at a crucial juncture where the academic institutions need to learn to work closer with the industry, understand their needs, develop mutual confidence, involve them in our teaching and research endeavors more vigorously than what has been done so far.

We need to find ways to work together and bridge the gap. Let us be geared up in that direction, said Appa Rao. He said the varsity tag line is “Global Standards – National Needs”, it was always a pleasure when I get to meet and talk to several of our alumni working in India and abroad. They are proud of being the alumni of this University. Ours is one of the fastest growing young Universities in the world. Our alumni have ideas and innovative plans to support their alma mater.

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