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Faculty is the lifeblood of a university: Pranab Mukherjee

Updated on Fri, 27 September 2013 at 16:40 IST

President of India, Pranab Mukherjee while speaking at the Twenty Third annual convocation of Pondicherry University said "I was a teacher before I joined public life. I know how satisfying it is for a teacher to give students the joy of learning; to make them appreciate, reflect and differentiate the strands of thinking; to make them worthy and willing to shoulder responsibility,"

He stressed, "The faculty is the lifeblood of a university. They must continuously renew their understanding of the subject. They must be able to transfer knowledge to their students with dedication and commitment,"

The President also said, "The central importance of higher education in a country’s development is well recognized. If we are to grow as a nation, the education system has to figure prominently in the template of progress. There is a dearth of quality academic institutions to prepare our next generation. Let us together bring the changes required to make our present higher education system shine brightly once again."

 
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