Rohan D Umak|Apr 26, 2023
Enrolment of girl students in higher education should rise: Droupadi Murmu at Mizoram University
The President said that the inauguration of two ST Girls hostels at Mizoram University, Sairang is a step towards empowerment of girl students.
NEW DELHI: President Droupadi Murmu said that the rising number of females in higher education is appreciable, but it should rise at a higher rate while pointing to the fact that girls comprise more than 50 percent of students graduated in the academic session of 2021-22 in Mizoram University.
President Droupadi Murmu was addressing the 17th convocation of Mizoram University at Aizawl today. She also virtually inaugurated various education related projects which includes ST Girls hostels at Mizoram University and at Sairang, Government Aizawl College at Mualpui, permanent campus of Indian Institute of Mass Communication (IIMC) at Aizawl and Post Graduate Academic Block at Pachhunga University College.
Addressing the students, the President said that convocation is an important occasion to remember and recognize the efforts of their family members who have supported them throughout their journeys.
She advised them to explore the world and do new experiments. She also urged them to take up the responsibility of educating the uneducated and spreading the light of knowledge.
“We should also ensure that participation of women in education should translate into increased participation in the workforce also. When women progress, the entire country progresses,” she said.
The President said that the inauguration of two ST Girls hostels at Mizoram University and at Sairang is a step towards empowerment of girl students by providing access to quality education and other facilities.
Speaking on the occasion, the President said she was happy to note that the Mizoram University has made serious efforts in promoting academics that resulted in remarkable progress in the fields of Science, Arts, Commerce, Engineering and Medical Sciences. “The University has gained the status of ‘Institution of Eminence’ and taken some path breaking initiatives. She said that the infrastructural development of Mizoram University within a very short span of time is commendable,” the official statement read.
The Mizoram University has three Incubators for providing innovative and practical training to the students. The University has signed agreements with various universities and organisations at national and international level for various academic and technological collaborations.
She said that this has set a new template for other higher education institutions to explore avenues for collaborating with national and international organisations and create new benchmarks of excellence in academic and technological spheres.
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