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Higher education institutions torch-bearers of progress: President

NEW DELHI: President Pranab Mukherjee on Friday said higher education institutions are the torch-bearers of progress in the country, and stressed the need for quality research.

"Building institutions is not merely a brick-and-mortar activity. It represents a vision of the future, which we all want for our nation and the generations to come," he was quoted as saying by an official release.

He said shortage of teaching faculty had plagued our institutions for a long time.

"There is a need for innovative mechanisms to address the problem of vacancies on a long-term basis," Mukherjee said, adding that 70 per cent vacancies in central universities have been filled.

He made the comments during the concluding day of the Visitor's Conference at Rashtrapati Bhavan here.

Figures provided at the conference indicated the vacancies had reduced only marginally, from 39 per cent in 2014 to 36 per cent in 2016.

He said the Visitor's Conference provided a platform for central institutions in diverse fields like agriculture, pharmaceuticals and humanities to join institutions of technology, engineering, science and IT in deliberations.

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Higher Education

Thoughts and Ideology of Bharat Ratna Dr. B.R. Ambedkar: Acceptance, Deviations and Relevance, India 2025

The national seminar on “Thoughts and Ideology of Bharat Ratna Dr. B.R. Ambedkar: Acceptance, Deviations and Relevance, India 2025” is being organised by the Indira Gandhi Centre for Freedom Struggle Studies (IGCFSS) of Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) in collaboration with the SC/ST Teachers’ Welfare Association during November 16-18, 2016. 
In the inaugural function of the seminar four eminent social workers were honoured for working relentlessly for the upliftment and development of the marginalised sections of society.