Kathmandu, July 11: Vice Chancellor of Nepal Academy of Science and Technology Dr Sunil Babu Shrestha has expressed the hope that science and technology would become a medium to resolve problems facing society.
The country would achieve prosperity when youths are mobilised through science and technology, he viewed.
He said it during a national conference on ‘youths on science, technology, innovation and entrepreneurship’ that kicked off in federal capital today.
On the occasion, TU Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Dharmakant Bastola admitted that Nepal’s education was weak in research and innovation. So, the government needs to augment the budget for higher education.
"If the higher education is linked to research and innovation, youths could be made self-entrepreneurs," he added.
Similarly, Vice-Chancellor of the Kathmandu University Dr Bhola Thapa stressed the need for translating skills gained from science into entrepreneurship.
Secretary at Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, Ram Prasad Thapaliya however, informed that the government was launching programmes to attract youths towards science and technology.
Researchers will present working papers on science, technology, education and health at the conference, it has been informed. Around 400 young scientists have taken part in the conference that will get on until Monday.