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Attn: Respected Vice Chancellor of Anna university,The voice of the dead.Recently, I happened to read through the vice chancellor's comments and observations at the Graduation day ceremony at the Karunya Institute of Technology,Coimbatore. Being an alumni of the prestigious university, I wanted to sound out my views on the activities of the varsity, especially its move to curb the freedom of the students.The vice Chancellor said, Education and Research were vital to the development of the country.I share his apprehension too, in that not many of our students consider research as a career. And that a major percentage of the same students willingly take up research career abroad. The cause for this abnormality has been discussed in detail at every place possible. So Im not going to describe the same here. But apart from money and recognition, which has been constantly blamed as a reason to this problem, there is also another whole class of problems which has never been given the ri…

Rabindranath Tagore

"Where the mind is without fear and the head is held high
Where knowledge is free
Where the world has not been broken up into fragments
By narrow domestic walls
Where words come out from the depth of truth
Where tireless striving stretches its arms towards perfection
Where the clear stream of reason has not lost its way
Into the dreary desert sand of dead habit
Where the mind is led forward by thee
Into ever-widening thought and action
Into that heaven of freedom, my Father, let my country awake"
-Rabindranath Tagore