'Look Beyond Books and Theory'

Students should not study just for employability, but to build their extracurricular skills which will serve as an advantage while looking for a job, said G Prakash, Director of Handlooms, TN Government, at the inauguration of ‘Quest Economics 2014’ at the DG Vaishnav College on Friday.

Published: 24th February 2014 07:08 AM  |   Last Updated: 24th February 2014 07:23 AM   |  A+A-

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Students should not study just for employability, but to build their extracurricular skills which will serve as an advantage while looking for a job, said G Prakash, Director of Handlooms, TN Government, at the inauguration of ‘Quest Economics 2014’ at the DG Vaishnav College on Friday.

During his talk with the students, he expressed happiness that the present generation was fortunate to have many job opportunities around.

He urged the students to look beyond books and theoretical knowledge and added that higher goals and more effort would help them succeed.

Recalling his years of experience of working in different sectors as well as some employability surveys conducted over a period of time, he observed that entrepreneurship had grown a lot over the last few years. This may be because of the fiscal support from the State Government that had been growing year after year along with support of educational institutions, teachers and optimistic investors.

The event also saw N Bhoominathan, Regional Director, National Sample Survey Organisation and alumnus of the college, and HOD of the Economics Department, Capt Venkatramanan speaking at the event.

The one day ‘Quest economics’ event had over 1,000 students from various colleges across the city participating in a whole lot of cultural programmes besides quiz and debates.

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