Lucknow: After naming Uttar Pradesh Technical University (UPTU) as Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Technical University, Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Saturday emphasised on developing it as a centre of excellence.
"Dr Kalam was regarded the world over as a personality dedicated towards science and academics and with the technical university being named after him it becomes all the more necessary to develop it as a centre of reputed technical institute", Yadav said.
He was speaking during a meeting to review works for improving the level of research, education and infrastructure of the university.
"The university should be so developed that it could make a mark as a centre of excellence in the field of education", the chief minister said, adding, his government will provide all help and cooperation in achieving this goal.
For providing guidance to students passing out of the university in getting better career options, a finishing school should be set up in the university, the chief minister said.
He also called for making arrangements for linking people having earned name at the national and global level with the activities of the university, and said, this would provide useful suggestions for education and research work in the university.
Yadav yesterday had renamed UPTU as Dr APJ Abdul Kalam University and also decided to construct a grand memorial for the former President in its new campus.