Create knowledge systems, not learning systems: UGC
education institutes in the country should strive harder to be
knowledge systems, rather than just learning systems, chairman of
the University Grants Commission (UGC) Ved Prakash said here
Tuesday. "Most of »
New Delhi: Former
president A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Tuesday called for creation of an
India-Asean knowledge platform that will enable "joint design,
development and cost-effective production and marketing" of the
products and services, putting to best use each nation's core
He also noted that this knowledge platform could be a meeting
place for science, technology, industry, management and marketing.
"In the 21st century world, we need to evolve platforms for the
seamless flow and exchange of knowledge and technology across the
world. This would require the creation of an Indo-Asean knowledge
platform, which can be done as a venture between India and the 10
Asean nations," Kalam said, delivering the valedictory address at
the India-Asean Delhi Dialogue here.
"The knowledge platform will enable joint design, development,
cost-effective production and marketing of the knowledge products
and systems and services in various domains based on the core
competence of partner nations to the international market.
"Indo-Asean knowledge platform is a meeting place for science,
technology, industry, management and marketing," he said at the
event organised by the Indian Council of World Affairs under the
ministry of external affairs and Federation of Indian Chambers of
Commerce and India (FICCI).
Delhi Dialogue 2012, an instrument for furthering India's Look
East policy, is the fourth in the series of engagements since 2009
and this year's event commemorates the two decades of India-Asean
dialogue and 10th anniversary of their summit-level meetings.
Noting that the convergence of "bio, nano, eco and IT" is expected
to touch every area of concern to humanity, Kalam said the India-Asean
knowledge platform should take up missions in these sectors that
are of utmost urgency to all of us and that will ultimately lead
India, Asean and the world a "safe, sustainable, peaceful and
prosperous" place to live.
Delhi Dialogue in the last two days had debated issues relating to
economy of the region, non-traditional security threats such as
natural disasters, the emerging regional security architecture and
building of knowledge and science networks.