Sunday, November 18, 2012

3rd Annual Convocation 2012

Hindustan University organised its 3rd Annual Convocation on 06 October 2012 for conferring Post Graduate and Under Graduate degrees on successful graduating students of its Engineering, Technology and Management programmes held at MGR Hall, University campus.

The Annual Convocation started with the traditional academic procession at 2:30 PM, followed by the invocation.

The convocation was declared open by Dr. Mrs. Elizabeth Verghese, Chancellor, Hindustan University. The welcome address and report on Convocation 2012 was presented by the Vice-Chancellor, Dr. K. Sarukesi. A total of 1296 students had graduated in the academic year 2012 after having successfully passed the university examinations. Among the conferred degrees, 2 were Ph.D., 9 M.Phil. 450 PG and 773 UG across different disciplines.

Prof. K. V. Thomas, Honourable Minister of State for Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution (Independent Charge), Govt. of India presided over as the Chief Guest on the occasion. In his convocation address, he said the purpose of education is to transform the individuals and the society and he considered education as an instrument of change. He mentioned that universalisation of education is required and there should be a path towards inter-disciplinary knowledge and skills. Towards the end of his speech he recalled his association with Dr. K. C. G. Verghese and mentioned his vision and realisation of imparting the quality and the best education to all.

The Degrees of Doctorate of Letters (Honoris Causa) was conferred upon the Guests of Honour Mr. M. Narendra, Chairman and Managing Director, Indian Overseas Bank and Ms. Mallika Srinivasan, Chairperson and CEO, Tractors and Farm Equipment Limited [TAFE] in person. They were given away by Prof K. V. Thomas, Honourable Minister & Chief Guest and Dr. Mrs. Elizabeth Verghese.

In his acceptance speech, Dr. Narendra, Guest of Honour (Honoris Causa) expressed his pleasure of having received the award of Doctorate of Letters and dedicated the same to the contributions of whole family of Indian Overseas Bank. He reposed faith in the education imparted to the students at Hindustan University and said that all have high hopes pinned on them towards contributing to society and nation as a whole. He said the role of faculty is also equally significant as that of the institution in shaping and making them socially responsible.

In her acceptance speech, Dr. Mallika Srinivasan, Guest of Honour (Honoris Causa), with all gratitude expressed and dedicated her achievement to the service for the society (farming). She congratulated Hindustan University and the top management for having followed the foot-prints of late Founder & Chairman Dr. K.C.G Verghese in realising the vision statement towards betterment of many. In her message to the graduating students she urged them to have positive attitude towards goal orientation, maintain the core values, follow the principle of life, perseverance towards excellence which are key factors of success.
32 students from different disciplines of Post Graduate programmes and 17 students from Under Graduate programmes conferred upon with medals and certificates for distinction of securing ranks. Dr. A. J. Stanley, Director-Academics, Hindustan University gave away the medals and certificates. All the students were awarded the certificates by the respective Deans. In all a total of 870 students received the degree certificates in-person and 426 students will receive in-absentia.


Members at Convocation 2012. From left: Dr. K. Sarukesi, Vice-Chancellor, Hindustan University, Dr. M. Narendra, Chairman & Managing Director, Indian Overseas Bank & Guest of Honour (Honoris Causa), Mr. Ashok Verghese, Director, Hindustan University, Prof. K. V. Thomas, Honurable Minister of State for Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution (Independent Charge), Govt. of India and Chief Guest – Convocation 2012, Dr. Mrs. Elizabeth Verghese, Chancellor, Hindustan Univerity, Dr. Mallika Srinivasan, Chairperson and CEO, Tractors and Farm Equipment Limited [TAFE] and Guest of Honour (Honoris Causa), Dr. Aby Sam, Director, Hindustan Group of Institutions.

Convocation address by Prof. K. V. Thomas, Honourable Minister of State for Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution (Independent Charge), Govt. of India and Chief Guest.

Dr. M. Narendra, Chairman & Managing Director, Indian Overseas Bank & Guest of Honour and recipient of Doctorate of Letters (Honoris Causa) at 3rd Annual Convocation of Hindustan University.

Recipient of Doctorate of Letters (Honoris Causa) Dr. Mallika Srinivasan, Chairperson and CEO, Tractors and Farm Equipment Limited [TAFE].

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