Saturday, October 19, 2013

A Thought Provoking Quote: The State of the Modern Universities

"There is no dearth of universities and institutes throughout the world. They are fulfilling the aims of education by awarding degrees for getting jobs and orienting the students in the fields of Science, Arts, and Commerce. Though this type of education leads to the advancement of science and technology and sharpens the intellect of students, it also increases the tendency of materialistic  possession, which demands indiscriminate fulfillment of wants, leading to an erosion of rules, code of conduct, moral values and the ethical content from human life. The prevalent educational system has inadvertently neglected character-building and the attainment of emotional balance, without which human beings, with all their high intellectual accomplishments, cannot co-exist peacefully."  Introduction, Jain Vishva Bharati Institute

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