Prof Sukhadeo Thorat, Chairman of UGC at Manipal, spoke about the importance and the vital role that Private sector has to play in higher education sector in India in future, at Manipal while addressing the senior faculties of Manipal University. He also inaugurated the new Lecture Hall Complex at Manipal Institute of Technology. He emphasized that in order to meet the needs of the sector more self-financing institutions should be introduced.
Expansion with quality should be the theme and inter-disciplinary education should be strengthened, he mentioned. Students should be more bothered to know the reality around them through the education they attain and not merely the education as a source for employment, he added. The event also saw presence of Ramdas M Pai, chancellor, H S Ballal, pro-chancellor, Ramnarayan vice-chancellor, G K Prabhu, registrar of Manipal University and Kumkum Garg, Director of MIT.