Education to create well-formed, rather than well filled minds: Shashi Tharoor at Maramon Convention

Shashi Tharoor, MP, called for rebuilding the higher educational system in Kerala so as to equip the youth for the technology driven knowledge economy and society. The creation of “well-formed” rather than “well-filled” minds is the challenge of the higher educational ecosystem of Kerala today. He was addressing a gathering of young people in the Maramon Convention, organized by the Mar Thoma Evangelistic Association of the Marthoma Church. He said when the first University was set up, Kerala’s-Travancore MahaRaja (King of Travancore) invited Albert Einstein to be the first Vice Chancellor of the university, which he refused.