PInarayi Seeks Research Standards Assessment


Chief Minister underscored the urgency of comprehensive reforms to adapt to evolving dynamics….reports Asian Lite News

Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan stressed the imperative of critically evaluating the state’s research standards, advocating for a shift towards global benchmarks. Addressing an event, he underscored his administration’s substantial investments in research, reframing them as strategic assets for the future rather than mere expenses.

Highlighting Kerala’s top ranking in student scholarship expenditure, Vijayan urged introspection into the state’s inability to achieve world-class research standards, emphasizing the necessity of fostering internal excellence and inviting constructive suggestions to address this shortfall.

In the realm of higher education, the Chief Minister underscored the urgency of comprehensive reforms to adapt to evolving dynamics. He discussed plans to introduce a four-year degree course aimed at enhancing efficiency and student-centricity in arts and science colleges.

Vijayan emphasized the global shift towards multidisciplinary approaches in higher education, affirming his government’s commitment to preparing youth for forthcoming challenges. He envisioned Kerala as a distinguished hub for higher education both nationally and internationally.

Listing various programmes implemented by the Left government in the higher education sector, the Chief Minister said their objective was not superficial changes but thorough reforms in tune with changing time, news agency PTI reported.

With the introduction of the four-year-long degree course in the state from next academic year, the present education system at the arts and science colleges would become more efficient and student-centric, he said.

Pointing out that a multi-disciplinary approach is the focus in the higher education sector worldwide, Vijayan said his government is making effective interventions in the area with an aim to prepare the young generation for future challenges.

The event, presided over by Higher Education Minister R Bindhu, served as a platform for the Chief Minister to reaffirm the government’s dedication to catalyzing transformative changes in the education sector.

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