Gujarat: Restructuring academic courses, building new institutions of global standards and simultaneously strengthening the existing institutions and making them globally competitive are the needs of the hour, said Dr Vina Sahasrabuddhe, President of the Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR – New Delhi) on December 26.
“These steps will turn India into a destination country, attracting students from across the globe,” Sahasrabuddhe said in his address at the 64th annual convocation at Sardar Patel University (SPU).
“India is ranked 26th in the list of preferred study destinations whereas it is the third-largest source country of students desirous of studying abroad,” said Sahasrabuddhe.
He also said a new category of academic courses can be introduced as international courses apart from short-term courses in traditional Indian knowledge systems.
Gujarat Governor Acharya Devvrat, who presided over the ceremony, presented gold medals to 120 students apart from conferring degrees to all the passing graduates.