“It goes without saying that we live in an age of considerable trepidation. Much of today’s problems have to do with the education system, which prioritizes technical know-how over the development of the human conscience. Most academic institutions have succumbed to the temptation of treating the student as a commodity. The underlying motto seems not to waste time in imparting a complete education, which is cognizant of, and so takes the necessary trouble in developing the multiple facets that make up an individual. Instead, the factory conveyor belt has been set in motion, churning out not responsible and conscious members of society, but technocrats who have graduated in large numbers on the latest fad that promises quick money-making opportunities. If we are to survive as a species, somewhere and sometime, all this has got to change. Universities, being the repository and the distributor of higher learning, must take the necessary steps to qualitatively modify the present educational system.
COER University started with the noble vision of developing responsible leaders, who can face the daunting realities and global challenges with courage and a strong sense of national pride and moral values. However, the next generation of leadership can only evolve through a highly concerted effort by the university management, teachers, guardians, and last but not least, the students themselves. On behalf of the university, I ask you all to share with us your bold visions of the future.”