PERNEM: Vice President of India M Venkaiah Naidu today said that strict segregation of subjects is a thing of the past as the world today is increasingly adopting a multidisciplinary approach in higher education to produce well-rounded individuals and better research outcomes.
Naidu inaugurated the annexe of Sant Sohirobanath Ambiye Government College of Arts, Science and Commerce at Virnoda- Pernem.
“Quality higher education is invariably a hallmark of all developed economies; it prepares students for more meaningful and productive roles and plays an important role in improving the standards of living,” said Naidu
He further said that innovation is a key driver of the knowledge-based economy. With its edge in Information and Communication Technology and an educated young population, India can become a world leader in the knowledge-based economy.
“Strict segregation of subjects is a thing of the past as the world today is increasingly adopting a multidisciplinary approach in higher education to produce well-rounded individuals and better research outcomes,” he said.
Naidu said that he was known as Vishwa-Guru at one time, and Students from across the globe used to come to India to study at the University of Nalanda, Takshshila, Vikramshila, Pushpagiri. He said it is again time to see that we excel in every field.
“I am also pleased to know that in addition to a big library, spacious auditorium and airy classrooms, the college also has an observatory that houses a sophisticated telescope, a recording studio, a butterfly park, and a modest botanical garden,” Naidu said.
The Vice President also said that it is commendable that this college also has a fully equipped gymnasium, NCC and NSS units; there is a special focus on games like Kabaddi, Kho-Kho and Volleyball. Many of the students have won medals at University, State and National levels.
“I am happy to know that Pernem College has progressed steadily over the years and has around 744 students and a faculty of 33 teaching staff both at Undergraduate and Postgraduate level,” he added.
He also said that he was happy to know about DISHTAVO, a project for developing world-class Educational E-content pertaining to the syllabus of Colleges in Goa.