Educating girls empowers them, uplifts their families and ultimately contributes to the development of the nation, Vice Chancellor of Jamia Millia Islamia Central University, Delhi, Prof Talat Ahmad, said here on 25th October. A clear indicator of their involvement in education was the fact that most of the top ranks in colleges were bagged by women, he said delivering his address on the 12th Convocation of Sri Krishna College of Arts and Science here. Ahmad urged men not to lag behind in education and to compete with women on equal terms in getting academic merit and excellence. Outlining the changing and dynamic role of teachers in shaping students' lives and careers, he said, "A teacher gets long lasting name and fame only in the classroom and becomes a personality among students through efficient teaching, interest, involvement and concern for students' needs." Nearly 733 graduates were awarded graduation certificates, of whom 592 were undergraduates, 140 post graduates and a MPhil scholar.