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VK Saraswat tells students to adopt a cycle of learning

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Published : Oct 28, 2017, 2:17 am IST
Updated : Oct 28, 2017, 2:18 am IST

“The school students are going to be the future researchers. They need to know what kind of research the university is doing,” Mr Kumar said.

V.K. Saraswat
 V.K. Saraswat

New Delhi: JNU chancellor V.K. Saraswat on Friday urged the school students to adopt a cycle of learning and unlearning so as to keep pace with the changes that technology was bringing about in fields such as education, science and industry.

Addressing a large gathering of school students, Mr Saraswat recalled various stages of transformation in which technological influence began, and said big data analytics, robotics, artificial intelligence and automation among others constitute the latest phenomenon that was bringing rapid technological changes. 

“Similarly, the education sector is in the third version of changes where connecting dots is more important than collecting dots,” the JNU chancellor said, while addressing the students at the Jawaharlal Nehru University Open Day, which the varsity is organising for the second time.

“We cannot be redundant. Unlearning and learning should be a continuous process for the students,” the JNU chancellor said.

Vice chancellor (V-C) M. Jagadesh Kumar said that through the open days, the university was trying to motivate the school students in a bid to get them interested in applied research in the future so as to find solutions to the various problems facing the country. 

“The school students are going to be the future researchers. They need to know what kind of research the university is doing,” Mr Kumar said.

Stalls and galleries were put up at the event in order to explain the different aspects of biotechnology, ecology, pollution, remote sensing through compelling experiments  to the students. 

This apart, the School of Social Sciences (SSS) displayed several mind maps to portray the position of minority communities in the country.

The military establishments that are affiliated to the university that included the Military College of Electrical and Mechanical Engineering and the College of Military Engineering (CME) also put up various stalls in order to give an insight into their activities. 

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