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Syllabi of various courses need regular updates: President Kovind
Speaking at the concluding session of one-day meeting of vice chancellors, directors and heads of 19 central institutes of higher learning at Rashtrapati Bhavan on July 13, President Ram Nath Kovind said that the knowledge could not grow in silos and institutions needed to collaborate and learn from each, stated a release.

"The 19 Central Institutes that are gathered here are special. They promote technical education in critical areas such as agriculture; pharmaceuticals; aviation; design; footwear design; fashion; petroleum and energy; maritime studies; and youth development. Between them they fall under the jurisdictions of nine different Ministries of the Government of India" he said.

According to President Kovind, each of these institutes has a rich history and they have been instrumental to the realisation of social and economic goals that India and are striving to eliminate poverty and become a middle-income country.

"In an era of global competition, it is important that syllabus of various courses are updated on regular basis.  This will make our students more confident and successful in a competitive world," he suggested. 

The President also said that while developing their specialisations, these institutes should collaborate and learn from each other. This is possible for institutes in the same field. It is also possible across categories. He urged the heads of these institutes to make actionable and focused plans for collaboration, as per the release.

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