New Delhi: The President of India will host a conference of 46 Vice Chancellors (VCs) and Directors of Central Universities and Institutes of Higher Learning at Rashtrapati Bhavan on 14 December. This is part of regular interactions of President Ram Nath Kovind with such institutions in his capacity as visitor to 152 Central Universities and institutions of higher learning.
During the Conference, various sub groups will make presentations on issues such as promotion of research; promotion of innovation and entrepreneurship among students; building industry-academia linkages; filling up of vacancies including faculty from foreign universities; creating alumni funding and enhancing alumni activities; completion of major infrastructure projects in a time bound manner.
Apart from the heads of 46 institutions of higher learning, the Union Ministers for Chemicals and Fertilizers (DV Sadananda Gowda); Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare (Narendra Singh Tomar); Human Resource Development (Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’); Commerce and Industry (Piyush Goyal) ; and Petroleum and Natural Gas (Dharmendra Pradhan) as well as Secretaries of concerned Departments and Chairman AICTE will also attend the Conference.
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