PM launches Viksit Bharat@2047 |  Connect to alumni, try to become financially self-sufficient: Governor tells universities | Mumbai News


Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday virtually launched ‘Viksit Bharat@2047: Voice of Youth’ – an initiative that seeks to involve universities and students in attaining the goal of developed India by 2047. On the occasion, vice chancellors of over 40 public as well as private universities across Maharashtra took part in a discussion organised by Governor Ramesh Bais in his capacity as Chancellor of all state universities.

The Governor called upon the universities to connect to their alumni and try to become financially self-sufficient.

The Governor insisted on filling all vacant posts of teachers. “Many universities in the state are functioning with only 50 percent of sanctioned posts and the remaining available posts are filled on an ad-hoc basis. In order to develop universities into top class institutions, the posts of teachers should be filled on priority,” he said. Apart from pointing out the vacancy of teachers, the Governor also expressed the need for assessment of faculty by students. “This will increase the accountability of teachers toward students,” he said.

Apart from appealing to universities and colleges to take steps toward building a new developed India while working with the young generation, the initiative will include beginning of social media campaign by universities and colleges to encourage students to share their ideas on their vision of developed India, stated the Standard Operating Procedure (SOPs) for the initiative released with the launch. While colleges are encouraged to put up banners for the initiative, students are asked to upload their selfies with the banner as Display Pictures (DPs) on their social media platforms.

Accordingly, how to engage youths for contributing ideas on the initiative was one of the topics of seven panel discussions held on Monday at Raj Bhavan in Mumbai. Other topics of panel discussions included–empowered Indians, thriving and sustainable economy, innovation science and technology among all. VCs of various states as well as public universities participated in these panels which essentially included sharing of the varsity’s plan to contribute to the vision of Viksit Bharat@2047.

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While universities set up in urban Maharashtra spoke highly about improving the standards of research work and industry collaborations to ensure skill-based learning, universities located in rural parts or interiors of state underlined their plans of identifying local challenges and working on problem-solving to ensure contribution of the most underprivileged rural population toward India’s journey of becoming a developed nation. Agricultural universities too were made part of the discussion to ensure a multi-disciplinary approach as they discussed the role of agriculture and animal husbandry in Viksit Bharat@2047.


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