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HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar Urges Universities to Focus on Research
Recently, HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar urged universities across India to start promoting and encouraging more and more research work as they are not “machines to produce degrees”.
Prakash Javadekar was invited to Mahatma Gandhi Central University to launch the first academic session. He also added that the quality of education provided at any university depends on the research undertaken there.
Javadekar also discussed the plans of the HRD Ministry to help spread education and its awareness among the poor people so that it can be used as a means to eradicate poverty. He also raised the new slogan of the Centre — ‘Sabko Shiksha, Achhi Shiksha’ (good education to everybody).
Javadekar explained that the government is trying to bring back the meritorious Indian students who are doing research abroad in order to ensure that the Prime Minister’s Make in India campaign is a success.
The event was graced by the presence of Union Agriculture Minister and local MP Radha Mohan Singh and Minister of State for HRD Upendra Kushwaha.
Back in the year 2014, Narendra Modi government had approved of Mahatma Gandhi Central University.
Till now, the student strength of the university is 395.
On the establishment of the university in Motihari, Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh pointed out that the Prime Minister has realised the dream of the Father of the Nation who wanted the place to become a seat of learning.
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