Rourkela, Jan 21: Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) chairman, Alur Seelin Kiran Kumar said today at the 14th convocation ceremony of the National Institute of Technology (NIT), here that skills acquired in the field of science and technology should be on top of the priority list for the country’s economic upliftment adding that learning is a life-long exercise. Kumar was the chief guest at the function. He further stated that all issues are to be addressed objectively through rigorous scientific approach. He pointed out the fact that the humans which are harming the environment for short-term gains must also focus on development and environment hand in hand. At the function, ten students of different departments at the NIT-Rourkela were awarded with the gold medals at the function for their excellent academic performance. Also 103 students were awarded PhD during the ceremony.