281 receive degree at CUTN’s third Convocation
Pointing out that the world is changing in a fast pace and reiterating the need for fresh perspectives and attitudinal changes, Prof. D. C. Nath observed that a degree is no longer a passage to certain employment and that there is a need to add skills with indulgence in latest technologies to create career opportunities.
Speaking at the Third Convocation of the Central University of Tamil Nadu in Thiruvarur on Friday, in which he participated as the Chief Guest and delivered the Convocation address, the Assam University Vice-Chancellor called on the students to dream big and act with determination and conviction. “You get it if you work without even thinking for that,” said Prof. Nath, quoting from Bhagavad Gita. Prof. Nath also heaved praises on the university. “Today, each of you have the opportunity to break from the status quo. Ask questions but do not be content with easy answers. Look out for opportunities and grab them. Train yourself to look at challenges as opportunities,” Prof. Nath told the students who received their degrees.
As many as 281 candidates received their degrees and 15 rank-holders were honoured with medals and certificates at the Convocation that took place at the Multipurpose Auditorium on the CUTN campus in Thiruvarur.
Delivering the welcome address at the Convocation, Prof. A. P. Dash noted that, with the active support of the faculty members and staffers, the university performed remarkably well in the past year. “This year, the pass percentage of students is around 95 percent. New initiatives towards furtherance of excellence, efficiency and equity were undertaken and implemented [in the past year]. Strengthened by its wide, multifaceted and rich academic strength, the university is uniquely set towards excellence in sciences, technology, social sciences, humanities and education. To strengthen the quality of teaching-learning and research, a transparent faculty recruitment drive has been on the move,” the Vice-Chancellor averred.
Registrar Dr. S. Bhuvaneswari, Controller of Examinations Dr. A. Ragupathy, Dean (Academics) Prof. T. Sengadir, Dean (Students Welfare) Prof. S. Nagarajan, and the Heads of Departments (HoDs) of the university shared the dais, while the students and their parents filled the hall. “Academic year 2016-17 has witnessed significant progress in teaching-learning, research and extension activities. Students’ facilities are being augmented with infrastructural expansion. New hostels, laboratories, and upgraded facilities for health care were commissioned during the year. To encourage self-study by the students, a new and well-equipped building has been provided for the library,” Prof. Dash said.
“In the years to come, the CUTN proposes to take up several ambitious projects, aimed at obtaining new pinnacles of success in interdisciplinary and collaborative research and studies. It will also play a pivotal role in making available skilled workforce necessary for the success of ambitious programmes of the Government such as Digital India, Skill India, Clean India and most importantly Make in India.” The Vice-Chancellor signed off by calling on the students to work for the upliftment of the society to make their education more meaningful.