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Teacher's Day: Indian students going abroad needs to be reversed.

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    Pranab Mukherjee on the occasion of Teacher's Day in New Delhi

    President Pranab Mukherjee today said the flow of Indian students to institutions abroad needs to be reversed.

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    Pranab Mukherjee teaching

    "Our IITs, our NITs are excellent so far as campus recruitment is concerned," he said, adding, there are 732 universities and 36,000 degree colleges in the country.

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    Pranab Mukherjee interacting with students

    Despite this infrastructure, there is a "big deficiency" in terms of quality of education

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    Pranab Mukherjee teaching students in a class at a Government School

    he said at an event here where National Teachers Awards were conferred upon 364 school teachers from across the country.

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    President Pranab Mukherjee on the occasion of Teacher's Day in New Delhi

    "Unless we have the quality of education, you cannot build a knowledge society. Unless you build the knowledge society, you cannot occupy your rightful place in the comity of nations," Mukherjee said.

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    President Pranab Mukherjee teaching students in a class

    He said from 6th century BC to 12 century AD--the heydays of Taxila to the collapse of Nalanda--India was the leading centre of higher education and Indian universities attracted mighty minds from all across the globe in form of teachers and students.

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    President Pranab Mukherjee teaching students

    "Today, every year more than 60,000 students leave our country for higher education to Oxford, Cambridge, MIT etc. We shall have to make this flow reverse."

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