Universities should play a major role : Pranab Mukherjee

Union Finance Minister
Chief Minister and Mr Pranab Mukherjee
With Chief Guest
Gold Medalists
Students in Convocation celebration
Jeypore : July 10: Union Finance Minister of India Mr. Pranab Mukherjee said the universities should play a major role in capacity building and skill development of the youth who constitute a key component of human resources while addressing the first Convocation of The Koraput Central University at Bhanjamandap, HAL campus, Sunabeda on 10 th July 2011. Chief guest Honorable Governor of Odisha Sri Muralidhar Chandrakant Bhandare also addressed the Convocation. Special guest of honor Chief Minister Mr. Naveen Patnaik described Odisha as emerging education hub in the country and added that,  the state has achieved a growth rate of 9% and institutes like IIIT, NISER, IIT have come up in the region,  and skilled man power is required in order to maintain it. Students who topped their respective Post Graduate programs for the session were presented gold medals by the Union Finance Minister. Mr Mukherjee also inaugurated the School of Bio-diversity and Conservation of Natural resources of the University in collaboration with the Swaminathan Foundation. Prof.(Dr.) Surabhi Benarjee, Vice-Chancellor of the Koraput Central University presided the Convocation.

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