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Teaching and learning must be linked to research and innovation: President

The President of India Pranab Mukherjee has urged the students to attain proper eligibility to harness opportunities being provided for higher education.

President was speaking at the renaming ceremony of Sagardighi Mahavidyalaya as Sagardighi Kamada Kinkar Smriti Mahavidyalaya at Sagardighi of Murshidabad district in West Bengal.

The President said opportunities for studying post graduate courses in AMU Centre Murshidabad, cannot be availed of unless students acquire the requisite qualification and are successful in the entrance examination.

The President said in a knowledge based society, economic growth would be based on knowledge. Teaching and learning must be linked to research and innovation; otherwise we will not be able to make use of our knowledge for welfare of society.

Referring to the progress in the higher education sector during the 11th Five Year Plan, he said the number of universities has been more than 735 and numbers of degree colleges have crossed 37,000. 7 percent of youth in the age group of 18-24 are now getting higher education as compared to only 0.6 percent earlier.

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