Mysore Varsity ex-VC Prof. K.S. Rangappa at Nature Cure College Convocation
Mysuru: Higher education is one of the major contributors for the development of a nation and India’s higher education system is the third largest in the world, next only to United States of America and China, said former University of Mysore Vice-Chancellor Prof. K.S. Rangappa.
He was speaking as the chief guest at the Convocation ceremony of the Government Nature Cure and Yoga Medical College and Hospital (GNCYMC&H) at the Pathanjali auditorium in the College premises on KRS Road, here on June 1 and said, however, India is failing to produce the actual number of Ph.Ds required for a nation to grow.
He pointed out that higher education and research can uplift the stature of the nation and in this direction the higher education institutions are expanding and the quality of education and research is improving in recent years.
It is not fair to compare our educational institutions with the ones in the West as we cannot match them in infrastructure and the reason for this is because though a few of our Universities are 100 years old, the ones in the developed nations have a history of nearly 1,000 years. However, in another 25 years our Universities will be in a better position, he opined.
Highlighting the importance of integrative medicine which the passing out graduates are dealing with, he said that learning about traditional folk medicine and integrating that with modern medicine will greatly enhance the treatment options towards various disease conditions.
Prof. Rangappa said that if the nature cure doctors are successful in identification of medicinal properties of a medicinal plant or bioactive component of a medical system, then a Chemist like him could synthesise the same bioactive principle in the laboratory.
Department of Ayush Commissioner Meenakshi Negi also spoke. GNCYMC&H former Principal Dr. K.S. Shantaram, Principal Dr. G. Gopinath, Department of Ayush Joint Director B.A. Sridhar and others were present on the occasion.
In all, 13 students were conferred degrees and they include: Dr. M.V. Divyashree, Dr. C.M. Kavana, Dr. R. Lavanya, Dr. R. Mary, Dr. Moulya K. Appanna, Dr. N. Naresh, Dr. Prajwal G. Gowda, Dr. N. Shivu, Dr. Shruthi Kambar, Dr. S.R. Vasanthkumar, Dr. M.J. Vedashri, Dr. M.J. Yogashri and Dr. Spoorthi R. Pattar.