No nation can afford to leave the education system at the mercy of private players: Prof. Sandhu
Gurpreet kaur/ royalpatiala.in/ Amritsar
“The blind privatization of education without appropriate checks & balances particularly, of higher education in the country is playing havoc,” said Prof Jaspal Singh Sandhu, Vice-Chancellor GNDU, while addressing the participants of the Two Week Refresher Course in Commerce & Business Management organized by UGC Human Resource Development Centre of the University .
He was the chief guest at the inaugural session. 25 University & college teachers pertaining to the faculty of commerce & Business Management from nooks & corners of the country are participating in it.
Prof. Sandhu said that the education is such a vital component of any society, which, no nation can afford to leave at the mercy of private players only, he added. An unbridled penetration of the private sector is bound to lead to the lopsided growth of the education in the country, he cautioned. Urging the State to realize its onerous responsibility & to allocate sufficient funds to the Higher Education, he emphasized that only then the state of education in the county can be uplifted to the global standards.
Prof Balwinder Singh, University School of Financial Studies & Prof In-charge (Finance & Development) is coordinating the course. He apprised the participants with the thrust area of the course. Enumerating the milestones achieved by the university in different domains in the last few years, he said that it has been possible because of the whole-hearted cooperation of all the stakeholders under the dynamic, visionary, tutelage of the competent authority.
Prof Adarsh Pal Vig, Director of the centre expressed his deep gratitude to the authorities for providing the new HRDC Building having proper space for conducting the Courses and unstinted support of all types due to which our centre manages to attract participants from across the country. Exhorting the participants to make a virtue out of the necessity, he underlined these course are meant not only for their career advancement, but also for augmenting their expertise, additional competence, pedagogical skill etc.
Prof Mandeep Kaur, Deputy Coordinator, University School of Financial Studies proposed the vote of thanks. Prof Jaspal Singh, Head, University School of Financial Stidoes also graced the occasion. Earlier the chief guest was accorded a welcome by presenting a sapling.