“I am privileged to take part in the Golden jubilee of the University evening college, where I taught during the beginning days of my career, fifty years ago,” said retired professor, renowned writer C P Krishnakumar.
He was speaking on the valedictory programme of Golden jubilee of University Evening College, University of Mysore, held at centenary auditorium of Maharaja’s College.
“There is no end for learning. No one can learn everything. We have to learn new things every day in our lives till the end. No one should be denied of education. Evening colleges and open universities fill up the vacuum between the aspirants and education. Education system should grow beyond the traditional way and the gap between education and life needs to be bridged. Education should not give us mere knowledge, but wisdom,” he said.
“Maharaja’s evening college was the first evening college in Mysuru. It was a boon for the students who could not attend the college during day time due to various reasons. Renowned scholars, poets have taught in the university evening college,” said MLA Vasu.
“Nowadays students are not attending evening colleges in large number. For that, if evening colleges give coaching for competitive examinations, it will attract the students more in numbers,” he opined.
Retired professors of the evening college were felicitated during the programme by Vice Chancellor of the University of Mysore, Prof K S Rangappa.
Golden Jubilee souvenir, ‘Suvarna Deepthi’ was released during the programme by Prof K S Rangappa.
Principal of the evening college Prof C S Ramanarayanan, Registrar of UoM Prof C Basavaraju, Dr S Anjaneya, Coordinator of Department of History, Prof Subbarao and others were present on the occasion.