Union HRD Minister Smt. Smriti Irani Emphasises Importance of High Quality Science Education and Research

Union HRD Minister Smt. Smriti Irani Emphasises Importance of High Quality Science Education and Research

Union HRD Minister Smt. Smriti Irani Emphasises Importance of High Quality Science Education and Research

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The President, Shri Pranab Mukherjee inaugurated the Academic Complex, during the Third Convocation of Indian Institute of Science Education & Research, in Pune on June 15, 2014. The Governor of Maharashtra, Shri K. Sankaranarayanan and the Union Minister for Human Resource Development, Smt. Smriti Zubin Irani are also seen.

The Human Resource Development Minister, Smt Smriti Zubin Irani today attended the Third Convocation Address of the President at the Indian Institute of Science, Education & Research(IISER), Pune. Speaking at the Convocation, the minister expressed the concern that the enrolment of girl students at 30% in IISER courses is low and should be increased further by encouraging more girl students. She further said that India is moving from a service based to a knowledge based economy in which high quality science education and research is important. The bright IISER students passing out today will pave the path for India's progress in science, she added. She said IISER should take up a drive for popularizing science in schools. She congratulated the Director of IISER, Shri K.N. Ganesh for achieving 87 percent placement of the students in the convocation today.

She was earlier felicitated by the Director at the convocation.

The President, Shri Pranab Mukherjee addressing at the Third Convocation of Indian Institute of Science Education & Research, in Pune on June 15, 2014. The Union Minister for Human Resource Development, Smt. Smriti Zubin Irani is also seen.

The Union Minister for Human Resource Development, Smt. Smriti Zubin Irani speaking at the Third Convocation of Indian Institute of Science Education & Research, in Pune on June 15, 2014.

The Union Minister for Human Resource Development, Smt. Smriti Zubin Irani being felicitated by the Director, IISER, Shri K.N. Ganesh, at the Third Convocation of Indian Institute of Science Education & Research, in Pune on June 15, 2014.

Source: Press Information Bureau


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