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PM Modi calls for innovation in education
New Delhi 29 September(Agencies)
Inaugurating a conference on Academic Leadership on Education for Resurgence in New Delhi on Saturday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said, the aim of education is overall and balanced development of a person and this is not possible without innovation.

He said, ancient Indian universities like Nalanda, Takshila and Vikramshila used to stress on innovations. Prime Minister said, education and knowledge cannot be gained only through books.
Prime Minister Modi called upon academics to not only impart education in classrooms of college and universities but connect their students with the aspirations of the country. Prime Minister said, higher education should equip students with high thinking, dignified behavior and capability to solve the problems being faced by the society. Mr Modi said, his government is paying special attention to investment in education.

He said, government has started Revitalisation of Infrastructure and Systems in Education (RISE) to improve infrastructure in education. Prime Minister said, his government has decided to raise budget for higher education in the country. He said, government has set up Higher Education Funding Agency (HEFA) which will financially help set up the institutions of higher learning.

Prime Minister Modi said, 60 universities or institutions of higher learning have been given graded autonomy to improve the standard of education in the country. Vice-Chancellors and Directors from more than 350 universities are participating in the day-long conference.
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