Justice Balbir Singh Chauhan, Chairman of the 21st Law Commission of India, conferring degree on a candidate during the convocation of Central University of Tamil Nadu, Tiruvarur, on Friday.

The real challenge is in infusing quality into delivery of higher education alongside enlarging its reach, Justice Balbir Singh Chauhan, Chairman of Law Commission of India, said addressing the fourth convocation of Central University of Tamil Nadu, Tiruvarur, on Friday.

Higher education is the key factor for creating a large pool of skilled manpower for our nation.

It is the determiner of career prospects of the students and is the stepping stone for building a strong nation, said Justice Chauhan.

Universities, he said, were the hub of dynamic and creative young students and experienced faculties where innovative ideas and technologies sprout for advancement of science and development of home grown technologies.

“Understand and tap your potential to the maximum. With talents and interests, you can transform the world,” Justice Chauhan told the students.

“While the internet is a magical world and provides solutions to many questions, constant use of social media may lead to a kind of addiction resulting in vulnerability to crimes and dereliction of work. Therefore, try to use technology for your advantage and ensure that it is not detrimental to your personal life and future prospects,” he added.

In his welcome address, Vice-Chancellor A. P. Dash said quality of education has to be the focus of attention in the country that accounts for over 800 universities and 50,000 colleges.

For the country to become a developed nation, every individual must strive to achieve excellence.

“A degree is no longer a passage to certain employment. There is a need to add new skills with latest technologies. Innovation and creativity are the keywords of our times.” Prof. Dash said.

The chief guest conferred degrees on 381 students comprising 151 boys and the rest girls in the presence of G. Padmanaban, Chancellor of the University.

Rank holders received university medals.