The President of India Pranab Mukherjee on Tuesday urged Human Resource Development ministry to fill vacant posts of teaching staff in central universities as soon as possible.
While speaking in the second Convocation of Central University of Rajasthan at Kishangarh today, Mukherjee said that around 38 percent teaching positions in Central Universities are vacant and urged HRD ministry to take expeditious steps to fill them up.
While addressing students, Indian President said that knowledge is an important channel for shaping the destiny of nations.
“Economic growth depends on a successful mobilization of the knowledge economy, which in turn has its basis in a robust education system. Pursuit of academic excellence should be accompanied by the quest for moral development,” Mukherjee said, adding that their preparedness in life should be on the foundation of our essential civilizational values of love for motherland; performance of duty; compassion for all; tolerance for pluralism; respect for women; honesty in life; self-restraint in conduct, responsibility in action and discipline.
Mukherjee also called upon Central University of Rajasthan to develop a strong innovation culture. “Innovation is the key to progress and prosperity. The process of innovation converts knowledge into social good and economic wealth. It encourages the engagement of young talent with the society to improve the quality of life,” Mukherjee added.