VP for multidisciplinary approach in higher education

Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu addresses the gathering at the inauguration of the new campus of Sant Sohirobanath Ambiye Government College of Arts & Commerce, at Pernem, in Goa on October 28, 2021. (PIB)

Goa: Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu today said that the era of strict segregation of subjects is over and called for adopting a multidisciplinary approach in higher education to produce well-rounded individuals and better research outcomes.

He also emphasised the need to give equal importance to humanities in our science and technology institutions.

Inaugurating the new campus of Sant Sohirobanath Ambiye Government College of Arts and Commerce in Pernem, Goa today, the Vice President said that exposure to arts and social sciences is known to increase creativity, improve critical thinking and enhance communication skills among students.

“These qualities are in high demand in the 21st-century economy where no sector of the economy works in a silo,” he added.

Stressing the need to produce world class researchers not just in sciences but also in social sciences, languages and in the fields of commerce & economy, Shri Naidu praised the Government of Goa for setting up Commerce and Economic laboratories and Language labs in several institutes in the state.

Describing commerce as an important area in our quest to make India a five trillion-dollar economy, the Vice President drew attention to the rapid changes happening in this discipline after the advent of e-Commerce. (Press Release)

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