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VARSITIES NEED TO COMPETE GLOBALLY TO BECOME WORLD-CLASS: PREZ

20 July 2017
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The Pioneer

Universities are required to compete globally for research-ranking to become world-class, the President has said. He said there is an emphasis on nation-building through institution-building and "we are now increasingly being called upon to think about the role of universities in the larger global context".

The President was speaking at the launch of a book titled 'Future of Indian Universities: Comparative and International Perspectives', which was released by Nobel laureate Amartya Sen and edited by O P Jindal Global University (JGU) Vice-Chancellor C Raj Kumar.

"The universities of today are required to compete globally for research-ranking to help build World-Class Universities," the President said, adding that as the future universities gear up for global competition to find their place on the tables of institutional rankings, "let us not forget the difference between world-class and world-minded".