Kerala has become the first state to inaugurate the first Digital University in the country. The university is located in Technocity at Managalapuram where the governor Arif Mohammed Khan unveiled this varsity place.
Chef Minister Pinarayi Vijayan presided over the inaugural event. Chief Miniter Pinarayi Vijayan and Governor Arif Mohammed Khan joined this inaugural function through video conferencing.
Addressing the event, Arif Mohammed Khan, who is also the Chancellor of the Kerala University of Digital Sciences, termed the Digital University as the state’s resolve to embrace new technology. He also said that the establishment of the university in the state also reflects the state’s desire to bring positive changes to the lives of the people across Kerala.
“In any aspect of life, knowledge brings courage, understanding, acceptance, unity and also liberates us from the clutches of ignorance,” the governor said while praising the state government for recent initiatives in higher education.
“The society expects the Digital University to provide intellectual support to lap up the new world of opportunities arising through artificial intelligence (AI), Blockchain, Data Analytics, and other digital transformation courses,” he said.
“There should not be a digital divide in society. The government is involved in the efforts of attaining digital excellence in various fields. We need to foster technically-talented people in accordance with the changes in the new world,” the CM said.