As per noted scientist GD Yadav, central universities are
preferred over state universities due to which the quality of education is
going down. He said this on Saturday as he called for doing away with traditional
style of classroom teaching.
He further added that there is a huge gap between state and
national universities. The state universities are suffering more as more favor
is granted to Central universities in terms of quality of knowledge.
He gave this speech while addressing the 32nd convocation of
Sant Gadge Baba Amravati University. He is vice-chancellor of Mumbai-based
Institute of Chemical Technology.
He has won Padma Shri and he added to his speech that in
order to extend new knowledge to the students, the universities need to create
new knowledge and remain at the forefront of advances in science and
Yadav criticized our education system as not a single
university or an IIT of the country is among the top 100 universities of the world.
So, Yadav appealed to the teachers to give up their
traditional style of classroom teaching and focus on developing ideas among
He quoted that students should be taught through discussions and debates. Participation- based education is required as in classroom teaching, students' span of concentration is only for seven minutes.
He further stated by Quoting the mythological story of
Eklavya and Dronacharya, Yadav linked it to the modern day Internet. Internet
is like incarnation of Dronacharya but modern day Eklavya needs to take action