Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Sri N. Chandrababu Naidu directed the Vice-Chancellors of the state universities to transform their campuses into Skill Development Centres. He held an interaction with the Vice-Chancellors here in Vijayawada. “Universities must be places of inventions, innovative ideas, with the faculty training students to increase their knowledge,” he said. He asked the VCs to adopt corrective measures to regain the glory of universities that earned a bad reputation due to any untoward incidents in the past.
He suggested holding discussions and activities on government’s initiatives such as Interlinking of the rivers and drought-proofing the state and carrying out appropriate suggestions to the government. Stating the future leaders and young entreprenuers are made on campuses, he said, universities should adopt a constructive approach to inculcate leadership qualities among students. Meanwhile, the Chief Minister pointed out that the government has appointed industrialists as members of the universities’ senates to drive their growth and assist students in providing opportunities for skill development. He asked the VCs to conduct the convocation ceremonies to drive students to choose the best career option in their respective fields.