Speaking at the inauguration of the centenary year celebrations of Dakshineswar Ramkrishna Sangha Adyapeath, he said, "We need more research and innovation in the country as India is far behind all other developed nations when it comes to higher education."

He said no  Indian universities finds its place amongst the top 200 globally.

Mukherjee also rued that many Indians got Nobel prizes only when they were researching outside the country.

During the event, the President inaugurated a BEd college and a five-storied building for the accommodation of 1,000 orphan boys.

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