President Kovind also said that girls should be encouraged to pursue technical education and encourage them in the same way as they do in other areas, a statement released on Sunday by Rashtrapati Bhavan.
The President said that one of the objectives of the National Education Policy is to make India a global knowledge superpower in the 21st century and urged NIT Rourkela to help achieve that objective.
The President said that the National Education Policy 2020 states that engineering institutions should move towards more holistic and multi-disciplinary education with greater emphasis on arts and humanities.
“Raising the issue of low participation of women in technical education, the President said that at most convocation events around the country, he saw that girls were beating boys in liberal arts, humanities, medical sciences, law and many other fields. . Field. However, it has been observed that the enrollment of women in technical and scientific subjects is low, “he said.
“According to a recent survey, the enrollment of women in engineering and technical institutes across India is only 20 percent. She emphasized that girls should be encouraged to pursue technical education and encourage them in the same way as they would in other fields. I do. ” Statement.
She said that the growth and excellence of women in technical fields will add a new dimension to national development. This will promote gender empowerment at a high level in the field of science and technology. It is the most important region of the world in the 21st century.
“He is happy to learn that NIT Rourkela has adopted five villages, as part of the Unnao Bharat Abhiyan and is upgrading science laboratories in those villages along with imparting computer education. He also mentioned That a Poverty Alleviation Research Center works for this campus. NIT Rourkela was lauded by the under-privileged people of Kalahandi, Balangir and Koraput regions of Odisha for these commendable initiatives.
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