” In engineering education, the country is not producing enough Masters and PhDs that this country requires to meet the faculty needs, research, design and innovation. The education system for preparing students for PhDs starts at undergraduate level. It is excellence of education at undergraduate level that is a prerequisite for graduate school education, research etc. We, therefore, need to provide autonomy in governance, financial independence, faculty, advanced curriculum and facilities like libraries and world-class labs. What I am suggesting is that it is time that we paid attention to education and matters that affect education. Faculties must be encouraged and enabled to be involved in generation of new knowledge.
This requires working on collection, structuring and dissemination of new knowledge that may be still in an advanced research stage. Curriculum needs more and frequent changes”_says Faqir Chand Kohli, the father of Indian software.He was delivering the 13 convocation address at NIT Calicut on Saturday.
A total of 1394 candidates received their degrees in the 13th convocation of NIT. This included, 46 PhD, 338 M.Tech., 7 M.Plan., 50 MSc., 32 MCA, 24 MBA, 30 B.Arch. and 867 B.Tech. degrees. The Chairperson, Board of Governors of NIT Calicut, Ms. Aruna Jayanthi (CEO- Capgemini India Pvt. Ltd.) declared the convocation open. The Director, Dr.Sivaji Chakravorti presented the Annual Report. The convocation address was delivered by the chief guest, Padma Bhushan Faqir Chand Kohli, Father of Indian software industry