President Pranab Mukherjee has said that determined efforts are required to enhance the quality of graduates so that the overall skill pool is employable as per a daily newspaper.
Earlier, the President had delivered speech at the 36th annual convocation of the Indian School of Mines (ISM) Dhanbad, where he mentioned about the IANS. The India Skills Report 2014 has revealed that only 52 per cent of engineering graduates and 34 per cent of our overall skill pool are employable. According to him, this situation must change.
He says that determined efforts will be made the quality of graduates. The president also called upon Indian institutions to nurture innovation for the benefit of the common man and said research pursuits help redefine the frontiers of a discipline.
He expressed his pleasure by saying that he was happy to see many Indian institutions among the top in world rankings.
“Our institutes of higher learning must take up issues relevant to their social and economic context for in-depth research. ISM is located in a region rich in scarce mineral resources. So they should concentrate on developing technologies that increases the efficiency of resource extraction,” Mukherjee said.
He rightly pointed that ISM should adopt resource-conserving industrial processes. India does not have significant proven resources of a number of minerals that are very essential for modern industrial economies. India is deficient in gold and the platinum group of elements, nickel, rare-earth elements etc.