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Presiden, technical institutions to become 'future-ready for ongoing technological revolution


President Droupadi Murmu has said in view of rapid changes taking place due to the technological shift, it becomes very important that the Country's technical institutions become 'future-ready'.

Addressing the 18th convocation of the National Institute of Technology (NIT) Kurukshetra today the President said that today the whole world is going through a phase of rapid change. Due to the technological revolution, the nature of jobs as well as the basic needs of the people is changing.

She said these changes are also challenging the existing methods of engineering..Pointing to the trend of making salary packages as the criteria for success in education, the President said that getting more salary packages is a good thing, but it does not mean that the student who does not get a good salary package is less qualified. She advised students to never judge their success on the basis of the package. She said that they have not to be limited by traditional notions of success and societal pressures.

They have to decide what they want to do in their life. She urged them to choose a career that gives them satisfaction and a sense of meaning in life. She also urged parents to motivate their children to excellence. She said that in striving for excellence, achievements will automatically come their way. The President said that it is a matter of pride that NIT Kurukshetra is the first NIT in North India and the second in the country to establish a state-of-the-art Centre of Excellence. She noted that the establishment of this center has led to increasing collaboration with industry, academia and Research and Development organizations such as DRDO and BHEL (AIR NEWS)

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