Pimpri-Chinchwad: Universities Must Continue To Be Relevant To Society, Says Former President Ram Nath Kovind

Pimpri-Chinchwad: Universities Must Continue To Be Relevant To Society, Says Former President Ram Nath Kovind

Ram Nath Kovind spoke at the 15th convocation ceremony of Dr DY Patil Vidyapeeth in Pimpri

PTIUpdated: Saturday, April 13, 2024, 04:42 PM IST
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Pimpri-Chinchwad: Universities Must Continue To Be Relevant To Society, Says Former President Ram Nath Kovind |

Universities must continue to be relevant to society and the nation, and contribute to the upliftment, former president Ram Nath Kovind said on Saturday.

Kovind spoke at the 15th convocation ceremony of Dr DY Patil Vidyapeeth in Pimpri.

ISRO chairman Somanath S and SB Mujumdar, chancellor of Symbiosis International University among other dignitaries were present for the event.

"Our universities must continue to be always relevant to the society and the nation. They must contribute to the upliftment of the society. We must align ourselves with the national missions and challenges," he said.

The Central government has launched programmes such as the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, Digital India, Make In India, Vikasit Bharat and other initiatives that can lift India to the state of advanced nations, Kovind said.

Innovation is the key to success in today's world, he said, adding that the digital revolution is sweeping the world and technology is completely changing every facet of life.

"In this rapidly changing landscape, we cannot overlook the transformative impact of artificial intelligence and machine learning. Embrace the technological advancement tools to empower educators and students, ensuring our education system remains dynamic to meet the challenges of tomorrow," Kovind said.

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