Sunday, December 4, 2011

Felicitation Ceremony for the Pro Chancellor Dr. Anand Jacob Verghese at Hindustan University

24th November 2011 was a memorable and joyous day as the fraternity of Hindustan Group of Institutions conglomerated at Hindustan University, to felicitate Dr. Anand Jacob Verghese for being conferred the Doctorate Degree in Business Administration by Dongguk University , South Korea.

The programme commenced with a Welcome Address by Dr. K. Sarukesi, Vice-Chancellor, Hindustan University. He accorded a warm welcome to the Chancellor , Dr. Elizabeth Verghese ,Pro Chancellor, Dr. Anand Jacob Verghese, Dr. Bhattacharya, Advisor to Chancellor, Prof. Robin, Legal Advisor, Mr. S. Suryanarayanan, Advisor , International Affairs, Directors- Dr. Aby Sam, Mr. Ashok Verghese, Ms. Annie Jacob,KC Tech, Dr. Susan Marthandan, HCAS, Principals of KCTech, HIET, NIMS, Deputy Director, OFS , staff and the guests present at the venue to witness the felicitation ceremony.He mentioned that it was a great pleasure to understand that Dongguk University recognized the contribution of Dr. Anand Jacob Verghese in the field of Aviation industry, innovation and his contribution to the society and conferred on him the Doctoral Degree.

He made a unique comparison stating that just as people in South Africa claimed that India gave Gandhi and in return gave back Mahatma Gandhi in the same way Hindustan University gave Mr. Anand Jacob Verghese to Dongguk Unviersity and in return gave back Dr. Anand Jacob Verghese acknowledging his deeds and conferred the doctoral degree . He also mentioned that Dr. Anand Jacob Verghese is the first international candidate to receive this honour from Dongguk University, South Korea.

Dr. R. Devanathan, Dean Electrical Sciences and CENCON expressed that it was his privilege to read out the congratulatory address given by Tae Won Kang, Dongguk University, Chairman of Research Competitiveness Committee. The address was given on 14th November 2011 at Dongguk University when the Doctoral Degree was conferred on Dr. Anand Jacob Verghese.

The highlight of the excerpts of the congratulatory address given on 14th November 2011 at Dongguk University is as follows:

“Dear President Hee Ok Kim , Vice-President Jung Keug Park , Dr. Elizabeth Verghese, Chancellor of Hindustan University, Pro Chancellor Anand Jacob Verghese who is being honoured today with an honorary doctoral degree in Business Administration, and all other distinguished guests who are here today, it is a great honour to deliver a congratulatory address ……Among the various engineering departments in Hindustan University , its Aviation department is considered the top in India. For this year being the Silver Jubilee Anniversary for Hindustan University, I believe it’s very meaningful to award an honorary degree to Pro Chancellor Anand Jacob Verghese here at Dongguk University….My significant experience with Hindustan University came along when the University first established the Centre for Clean Energy and Nano Convergence(CENCON) after b enchmarking the QSRC here at Dongguk……I would like to congratulate Pro Chancellor Dr. Anand Jacob Verghese , the honorary doctoral recipient today, on becoming our graduate. We hope that the two Universities will be among the top hundred universities in the world, and moreover among the top ten universities in the near future…..”

Dr. Elizabeth Verghese, Chancellor HITS in her Presidential Address was proud to state that she was overwhelmed to witness the occasion when Dr. Anand Jacob Verghese was conferred the Docotral Degree. She addressed Dr. Anand Jacob Verghese as the Distinguished Personality of the Day and also stated that he rightly deserved the conferment for his efficient administration and dynamic personality.

This was followed by felicitations and congratulatory messages from Dr. Aby Sam, Director, Mr. S. Suryanarayanan, Advisor , International Affairs, Dr. T. Rengaraja, Principal, KC Tech, Dr. V. J. Philip , Principal , HCAS, Mr. S. Surendra Babu, Principal , HIET, Dr. G. Srikanth, Director , NIMS, Mr. V. Govindaraj, Deputy Director, OFS, Dr. A. Joseph Stanley, Director Academics and Dr. A. George, Dean Student Affairs, Hindustan University.

Dr. Anand Jacob Verghese addressed the gathering on the occasion. He humbly stated that it was his privilege to address the audience during the felicitation ceremony. He mentioned that it is a golden opportunity to work with the University of South Korea and he found various possibilities and mutual areas of interest that both the universities can work in future. He stated that all the institutions under the Hindustan Group should make an iconic landmark and work with renewed energy and focus on its goal as the institution is heading to celebrate its Golden Jubilee in the year 2018.

Dr. Pon Ramalingam proposed the Vote of Thanks. The programme ended with the presentation of shawls and bouquets to Dr. Anand Jacob Verghese and also with a group photo session to mark the memorable occasion of merriment and rejoice.

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