On Wednesday, President Ram Nath Kovind said that Liberal Arts education is as important as science and technology. He further said that India needs to recast the courses in Liberal education to meet future needs while addressing the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI).
"Liberal arts education should get equal importance as science and technology. Our universities have made progress in the interdisciplinary approach," he said.
"I am happy our universities have combined courses in mathematics with music and Artificial Intelligence (AI) with animal husbandry but much more work is required on this account," Mr. Kovind added.
The President also suggested to make pedagogical changes in the curriculum.
"The world of tomorrow will be driven by knowledge, machine intelligence and digital pathways. To prepare ourselves for this transformation and to leverage its limitless opportunities, we have to recast our higher education with new courses and deeper research orientation. Ideation, innovation and incubation should be given primacy in our curriculum," he said.
The 15th FICCI Higher Education Summit and Exhibition 2019 was also attended by the Union HRD Minister Ramesh Pokrhriyal 'Nishank.