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Take up university social responsibility: OU chancellor during 80th convocation

HYDERABAD: Taking cue from the University of Hyderabad, the Osmania University (OU) should start college social accountability by educating children of under-privileged sections in English and computers, mentioned ESL Narasimhan, governor of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh whilst addressing its 80th convocation rite on Monday.

Close to 700 PhD holders and 292 gold medalists were awarded all over the convocation rite, which was held after an opening of six years and for the first time after formation of Telangana.

Addressing the convocation rite, Narasimhan, who is also the chancellor of all state universities in Telangana, suggested OU to make sure that skillsets of scholars fit with the business requirement.

“The college should put into effect courses and syllabus will are in music with the business requirements and that may assist scholar be employable. Today, there's a large mismatch between academia and the business,” mentioned Narasimhan.

The chief guest of the development was S Chandrasekhar, director, Council of Scientific & Industrial Research-Indian Institute of Chemical Technology (IICT), who is also an OU alumni. While addressing the graduating scholars, the IICT inspired scholars to be marketers.

“The days when discovering a decently paid process was once the main function of schooling previous are now outnumbered. With executive, universities and establishments instigating the start-up tradition, more moderen generations like yours make a selection to be process givers and no longer seekers,” mentioned Chandrasekhar, hoping that no less than one of the graduating scholars would take the entrepreneurship.

The OU administration had imposed tight safety for the convocation as all the guests were not allowed to carry their mobile phones throughout the auditorium. Students were irked by this move as they claimed that the personal photographer appointed by the college charged Rs 1,800 for a picture.

“The photographer was distributing his telephone quantity on a slip to scholars coming down from the dais. Later after we contacted him in quest of our image whilst taking our level, we were shocked to know the price,” mentioned a gold-medalist. “He completely fleeced the students by mentioning that he would offer us with a laminated image with a soft-copy as neatly,” added the gold-medalist.

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