New Delhi: Voicing concern over brain drain and increasing trend of "running after dollars", Lt Governor Najeeb Jung on Wednesday asked the students not to equate career only in monetary terms and work for the "larger interest" of the society.
Speaking at the annual convocation of prestigious Delhi Technological University, Jung said a large number of students are "letting the country down" by going abroad after higher education and urged them to "pay back" to the country.
"Students who are leaving the country in large numbers are letting the country down. Bulk of the country has not got the chance to get quality education like you all so you owe it to the poor of the country to cater to their needs," he said.
Asking students to work for betterment of India, Jung, a former Indian Administrative Service officer who had held important positions in central government as well as in Asian Development Bank, said "When the government, parents, teachers have invested on these students, I will expect them to give their time to this country and not run after earning dollars only."
During the occasion, a total of 72 medals were awarded to undergraduate and postgraduate students of the '12-'13 and '13-'14 batches of the university.
Jung, who is also the Chancellor of the university, handed over medals to four overall best performing undergraduates and postgraduates.
Managing Director of DMRC Mangu Singh, who was the chief guest of the ceremony, also addressed the students asking them to inculcate moral values and ethics in order to achieve success.
"A degree is a necessary requirement but is not enough so what we need is good moral values and ethics of the highest order in order to be competent which will come only through maintaining integrity, punctuality, discipline," Singh said.
Presenting the annual report of the university, Vice-Chancellor Pradeep Kumar informed the audience that the university has been putting thrust on research and development besides strengthening its undergraduate and postgraduate curriculum.
Delhi Technological University, known as Delhi College of Engineering in its earlier avatar, is the first engineering college of Delhi.