‘Education system has not changed with the times'

Our Bureau Coimbatore | Updated on February 09, 2011

The Indian education system has neither seen progress nor changed with the times, observed the Senior Managing Director of Kasturi and Sons, Mr N. Murali.

Speaking at the 57th Founder's Day celebrations of the NIA Educational Institutions at Pollachi, Mr Murali said even after six decades of independence, the country continued with the lop-sided educational system inherited from the British, while the rest of the world updated their educational system.

Dynamic educational pattern

“The focus on the Indian education sector has only just begun. How and when the changes would come about remains to be seen. The NIA group of institutions however have initiated a dynamic educational system,” he said, hailing the Chairman-Emeritus of NIA Educational Institutions, Dr N. Mahalingam, for being a visionary, and planning and introducing a dynamic educational pattern.

The education system should be able to create job makers and not job seekers. It should be tuned to produce graduates who could be readily employed by the industry instead of merely producing graduates who would have to be trained from scratch including soft skills, he said.

He urged the students to excel in academics and improve their skill sets.

Earlier Dr Mahalingam said private players started to offer quality education as a service only after 1957. He presented the Kongu Naatu Sadhanayalar award to the Chairman of the RVS Group of Educational Institutions, Mr K. V. Kuppuswamy.

Published on February 08, 2011

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