Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said on Tuesday that the expansion of universities is important for improving higher education. He called upon institutions to focus on ways to prevent ‘brain drain’. Addressing the concluding session of the meeting of the Vice Chancellors of the Northern Region organized by the Indian Universities Association, Sisodia emphasized that there is a difference between education and human resource development.

He said, “Human resource development is the means of education and not the basis of education. The role and responsibility of education is to ensure that our children are not only considered as weapons and equipment for the world but also as advanced human beings. Talking about the Kovid-19 epidemic and the post-new education policy of higher education, Delhi education minister Sisodia said that there are challenges before universities and teachers in the current Indian education scenario.

Sisodia said, “The first challenge is quality. We enacted many missions and laws like the right to education. We made sure that the children went to school. We have grown a bumper crop of graduates but the child asks – where should we go? What should i do now We do not have the answer? He called upon universities to think out of the box to solve the problem of large number of students and lack of space for students in higher education.

Sisodia said, “There should be a minimum standard so that we can say that there are some achievements of the students who graduated from our universities and colleges. We cannot decide the maximum success a student can achieve but we can decide on the minimum quality of education. We should give minimum guarantee of the quality of education.

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