Varsities expansion without quality improvement serves little purpose: PM
“We expect them to become role models and contribute to strengthening other institutions of higher learning in their vicinity. Some central universities located in far-flung areas can also contribute to reducing the academic imbalances in our country,” he said.
Singh also asked the VCs that apart from issues of quality and faculty development, they should also focus on extending the reach of education through extension work in contiguous areas.
“I urge you to come up with new ways in which you can benefit people in the area around your university, by disseminating knowledge, encouraging innovation, promoting environmental conservation, developing skills and so on,” he