Union Minister for Education, Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Dharmendra Pradhan said that innovation and entrepreneurship will take India forward. He attended the Convocation ceremony of University of Hyderabad (UoH) and presented degrees to the students.
“Hyderabad is known as the city of decorative pearls. It is also a city that is generating intellectual pearls. Hyderabad is known for its IT prowess. University of Hyderabad is emerging as a centre-of-excellence. University will be a torchbearer of knowledge-based economy in the 21st century,” said Dharmendra Pradhan speaking at the convocation ceremony.
Pradhan said that today, climate change, changing agricultural patterns, new diseases are a concern for everybody. Society is looking towards knowledgeable people for providing solutions to these pressing challenges and University of Hyderabad is capable of providing solutions to these challenges. He stated that India is aspiring to become a leading economic superpower and a knowledge-based economy. Innovation and entrepreneurship will take us forward. We must create more wealth-creators and job-creators for our society to grow, he added.
Pradhan asserted that world is looking towards India with great hope. The next 25 years are important for all of us. As we enter the AmritKaal, NEP 2020 remains a guiding philosophy for the welfare of humanity. India’s responsibility is to take care of the planet.
The University of Hyderabad gave away the coveted degrees to 4800 students enrolled in various programs, with 1631 receiving their degrees in person and remaining in absentia; 573 are Ph.D. Scholars and multiple students were felicitated with awards and medals for their extraordinary performances