Will bring job-oriented education policy: Minister

The Centre will bring a new policy to strengthen the education system and make it employment oriented, Union Human Resource Development Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank said during the 25th convocation of Himachal Pradesh University in Shimla on Friday.

As many as 448 degrees and gold medals were awarded on the occasion to meritorious students, of which 276 were boys and 172 girls.

Vivek Kumar was awarded the D Litt degree, whereas Afghan national Mohammad Sharif Shaheen was given a gold medal in public administration.

Meanwhile, the Students Federation of India (SFI) under its HPU unit head Ravindra and secretary Gaurav staged a protest against 'anti-education policies' of the Centre.

Congratulating the medal recipients, the HRD minister urged them to work with dedication to make India a dollar 5 trillion economy in the next few years.  The challenges in life become opportunities for those who accept them, he added.