Mangalore, Sept.30: The central minister for Transport, Road and Highways, Oscar Fernandes visited St Aloysius Institute of Management and Information Technology (AIMIT) of St Aloysius College, Mangalore.
Rev Fr Denzil SJ, The Rector of St Aloysius College institutions and the director of AIMIT welcomed the Union Minster Oscar and his wife. Blossom.
Oscar Fernandes recalled his formative years, those were the hard times where he had to get into a job for mere three rupees per day wage. Though he was not fortunate to have good education, he appreciated the good fortune of his siblings to have had a good Jesuit education.
Fr Denzil Lobo SJ handed over an appeal to Dr M.M. Pallam Raju, Union Minister for MHRD, to include St Aloysius College in the list of collages which would be considered for the University status. Oscar encouraged St Aloysius to initiate the process of becoming University through MHRD, normal process. If there is some difficulty then we may try to become Minority University as soon as the bill is passed in the parliament.
Oscar regretted that none of our Universities are considered as one among the top 200 Universities in the world. He said that it is because we lack original research and we do not attract enough of foreign students. He suggested to invite speakers from topmost business schools in the world and give good media coverage. He spoke of e-learning, virtual class room concept.
Oscar invited Students to visit Parliament Education Bureau, and to take up internship of may be couple of weeks/months in various ministries. He also encouraged to make use of the Parliament Library which is one of best libraries in the world.