Students’ entrepreneurial ability will be new quality parameter of educational institutions: KTU VC

3-day Intl Conference on Emerging Trends in Mechanical Engg begins at TIST

Kochi, Sep 3:The new quality parameter of an educational institution will now be the number of entrepreneurs coming out of the institution and not the number of students who got a job after their studies which has been the norm till date, Kerala Technological University (KTU) Vice Chancellor Dr Kuncheria P Isaac said today.

Speaking after inaugurating a three-day international conference on Emerging Trends in Mechanical Engineering’—ICETME ’15—organised by the Department on ‘of Mechanical Engineering of Toc H Institute of Science and Technology (TIST) Arakkunnam southeast of here, Dr Isaac said “it is not how many of the students got job but how many of them have become entrepreneurs will be the parameter of the institutions in the future.”

Lauding the activities of the J C Bose Centre for Research & Advanced Studies at TIST, he said what the institute has achieved through its R&D centre is good humble step in the field of research.

“While our students have good engineering skills, our educational institutions should give more thrust in imbibing deep knowledge about the subject among the students and moulding them into knowledge innovators,” Dr Isaac said, adding that a strong focus on research is the key to achieve this goal.

Drawing the audience’s attention to the advancement of research activities in Israel, a country with one-third of the population of Kerala, he said India needs more engineers who know how and where to apply their knowledge to build a better tomorrow.

The conference is being held in association with National Institute of Technology, Surathkal in southern Karnataka. Eminent academicians from Sri Lanka and Japan are participating in the conference.


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