Vrindavan, 2017.11.02 (VT): The founder-CEO and managing director of the BrahMos missile project, Dr. A.S. Pillai, visited GLA University in Mathura on Wednesday. The BrahMos project is a joint venture between the Russian Federation’s NPO Mashinostroyeniya and India’s Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO).
During his speech at GLA, Pillai said that India’s Universities should become centres of of innovation. If less emphasis is placed on general studies and students are given full research-based training, the institutes of higher education in this country will become a powerful source of new discovery. Industry would then be linked with the university system, and students would get the chance to use the latest technology in their research.
“When this happens,” said Pillai, “our Universities will reach their highest potential, and only then the country will move forward. We cannot allow India to lag behind any other country.”
Pillai currently serves as an Honorary or Visiting professor at several revered institutions including IIT Delhi, the Indian Space Research Organization and the Indian Institute of Science. He was invited to speak as the Chief Guest for GLA’s convocation ceremony.
“History has proved that only those who are ready to make the impossible possible find the means to break through all kinds of obstacles,” said Pillai. “Whether it is science, art, sports, medicine or technology, they cross all boundaries and create new history in their field. They change the world.”
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