THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Referring to the sporadic protests against granting autonomy to colleges in the state, Chief Oommen Chandy on Thursday said that unwanted skepticism towards government initiatives without analysing the pros and cons has become a commonplace.
Delivering the inaugural address at a function marking the autonomy functioning of Mar Ivanios College, he said that the college achieved the deserved autonomy owing to the high standards it wields.
The UGC had recently granted autonomy to 11 aided colleges and two government colleges in the state.
Chandy added that the State Government would take steps to make Kerala a ‘Global Education Destination. “Our aim is to make students from abroad come here for higher studies,” he said.
Education Minister P K Abdu Rabb said that the government would hold a Global Education Meet as the part of setting up an ‘Academic City’ in the state. Renowned universities across the globe will be invited to take part in the meet.
Rev Daniel Muzhithaddathil, Rev Samuel Mar Irenios, Rev Mathew, K M Francis, Mathew Cherian and V S Ouseph were felicitated for their contributions to the college.