Number of graduates in the country inadequate: Shinde

Published: Tuesday, May 22, 2007, 20:12 [IST]
 

Hazaribagh, May 22 (UNI) Union Energy Minister Shushil Kumar Shinde today stressed the need of establishing more universities and educational institutions to produce more graduates in the country.

Addressing fourth convocation programme of Vinoba Bhave University here, Mr Shinde said at present the number of total graduates was around 60 lakhs which was meagre in the total population of 100 crores adding more educational institutions should be opened to meet the demand.

Mr Shinde said emphasis should be given over technical education and it was the effort of former Prime Minister Rajeev Gandhi that India became 'technologically sound' in information technology sector.

He said youths would play vital role in the development of the country as about 56 per cent of the total population of India belonged to youths.

The Jharkhand Governor, who was also present on the ocassion, said that special focus should be given over educating women.

Chief Minister Madhu Koda and state Human Resources Development Minister Bandhu Tirkey were also present.

UNI

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