ALLAHABAD: The sixth convocation of UP Rajarshi Tandon Open University (UPRTOU) was held in the convocation ground of university at Phaphamau on Wednesday. Governor and Chancellor of the University BL Joshi presided over the convocation. The convocation address was delivered by chief guest Padma Shri Prof Harsh K Gupta, member, National Disaster Management Authority.
In his address Governor stressed that in the age of information technology, the importance of online education is increasing day-by-day. In this field distance education plays a vital role. In the field of higher education new modern techniques should be used as much as possible, he said, adding that there is need to instill moral and ethical in students. The need of the hour is to introduce courses based on ancient traditions and the scientific attitude of the students should be sustained. Joshi further stated that higher education is not meant to obtain the degrees or diploma but purpose of education is to enlighten the youth so that they can serve the nation.