Mukesh Ambani addressing the convocation ceremony of Reliance Industries-run Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University (PDPU)
Reliance Industries chief Mukesh Ambani said it will be a great opportunity for students graduating now
Reliance Industries Chairman Mukesh Ambani on Friday said he strongly believes that in the next 20 years humanity will see more progress than in the last century due to technology and digitisation.
"Sometimes it will be actually easier to accomplish the dream you thought were impossible only yesterday. Don't take me wrongly, as it will require more hard work and dedication," Mr Ambani said.
He was addressing the convocation ceremony of Reliance Industries-run Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University (PDPU) here. "The reason for realisation of these impossible dreams is because in next 20 years technology, particularly digitisation, will solve many problems that have remained unresolved." "I strongly believe that in the next 20 years humanity will see more progress than in the last 100," Mr Ambani said, adding that it will be a great opportunity for students graduating now.
Union HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar and Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani were also present on the occasion.
While addressing students, Mr Javadekar said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government has given importance to innovation and started many schemes so that innovation gets a boost in the country. "We have got such a Prime Minister in the country who says that India will progress only by innovation and research."
"When he says 'Make In India', that is not just manufacturing in India. He is telling our intellectual students to innovate, he is telling investors to invest. So come innovate, invest, manufacture and sell made in India goods with pride," Mr Javadekar said
In what seems to be a more favourable stance being taken towards the Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs), Union Minister for Human Resources Development Prakash Javadekar on Friday said that the government desired more autonomy for the premier B-schools while commenting on the pending IIM Bill.
"The government desires for IIMs and higher education institutions to get more autonomy and be able to compete in the market based on their quality and grow accordingly. We also have to see that all sections of the society get justice," Javadekar told media persons during his visit to the IIM Ahmedabad campus on Friday. Javadekar, however, did not comment further on the status of the draft IIM Bill or on the impending selection of a new chairman at IIM-A.
Commenting further on the draft IIM Bill, Javadekar said, "Whatever provision is there in the Constitution is there in the draft too. Under the proposal for an IIM Bill, IIMs will get more autonomy. As of now they cannot offer degrees as they are incorporated as societies. We are planning to make amendments in the law so that they can offer graduate and post graduate degrees in future."
Javadekar stated that the visit was part of his efforts to reach out to students and faculty for the upcoming Education policy.
"After assuming the office of the minister of HRD, I have been visiting different institutions across the country and engaging in dialogue with students and teachers on the upcoming Education policy; basically taking inputs on the policy and how to improve the quality of education, especially higher education in the country. This is why am in IIM-Ahmedabad, the most prestigious IIM in the country, and have hold successful meetings with the faculty as well as students," he said.
With the MHRD receiving suggestions and holding meetings with educational institutes on the education policy, Javadekar said that the suggestions would be sent to a committee headed by an educationist. "The committee will prepare a final draft that would be placed before the Cabinet," he said.
Javadekar also chaired the convocation at the Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University (PDPU) and inaugurated the skill center at the teachers' university on Friday.
Meanwhile, he stated that one of the main focus of the government of "spreading education" was also being achieved with around 270 million students getting education in KG to PG courses. "Now, we have improve the quality of education, and we will take steps in this direction," he added.
Source: Business Standard