He also urged the participating governors as Chancellors of the State Universities to play an effective role to promote access to higher education with equity and excellence. According to Mukherjee, institutions of higher education needed to create an enabling ecosystem, which encourages research, innovation and entrepreneurship. They need to evolve from their present role as knowledge providers to knowledge creators and promote wealth generation.
Excellence to compete in a highly competitive global society should be developed and joint efforts should be focused to build an enlightened citizenry and promote knowledge by the educational institution, he added.
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