10th Convocation of Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham
The Tenth Convocation of Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham was celebrated at Coimbatore campus on Friday, October 11, 2013.
Speaking on the auspicious occasion, Sampujya Swami Poornamritananda Puri, General Secretary, Mata Amritanandamayi Math, enlightened students about the life, evilness of ego, importance of selfless action and divine love in one’s life to enjoy the bliss of life.
“Love your profession. Your work should be useful for your family, for the country and the entire people in the world,” reminded Swamiji speaking to the graduands.
Graduands were conferred MBBS, MD, MCH, DM, BTech, MTech, MS, BCA, MCA, BSc, MSc, BPharm, MPharm, BBM, MBA, BCom, MCom, BA, MFA, MSW, BEd, MPhil, and PhD degrees from all five campuses of Amrita University.
Dr. Venkat Rangan, Vice Chancellor- Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, delivered the address, Amrita University on its path to realize Amma’s Mission.
“Under the guidance, leadership, inspiration, energy and enthusiasm of Amma the university has achieved immense heights both in terms of quality and its reach,” he proudly noted.
He also briefed about the various humanitarian project initiatives such as Live -in -Labs, Amrita Spantanam, Amrita Mitra, Amrita Rural India Tablet Education, launched by Amrita fraternity during Amritavarsham60 celebrations.
Mr. S. Ramadorai, Vice Chairman, Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), Chairman Tata Elxsi and Advisor to the Prime Minister of India on Skill Development, in his convocation address outlined the current scenario of Indian Industries and employability system and also mentioned the contribution of Amrita University to the field of Education and Humanity.
“Our academic institutions need to be flexible in adapting changes in business; else it leads to employability deficiency in the system. Bridging the gap is the critical challenge in front of India’s leadership today,” he stated.
“Amrita University is one of the first in the country to leverage technology to achieve scale in delivering education and medical care to the masses with its satellite E-learning and Telemedicine networks,” he further commented.
“India’s development path cannot be the replication of the West but must be a hybrid model that leverages all our strengths, traditional knowledge and builds on it adopting innovative research and technologies. Amrita has emerged as an important research destination and has, many centers of excellence in cutting edge areas like Nanosciences and Molecular Medicine, Haptics and Virtual labs,” he added.
Dr. K. Tamilmani, Chief Controller R & D (Aeronautics), Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO) also addressed the assembled gathering. He underlined the Indian history, culture and struggles we overcame to occupy this current position. “Youngsters of India have wide potential and also contribute to the country’s growth that will make the nation a great global leader.”
The speakers appreciated the outgoing students. Deans, Principals and Directors of schools and research centers were the other respected dignitaries on the dais.
Dr. Prem Nair, Medical Director, handed over the 18 graduands who were receiving their PhD MCH and DM degrees. 1061 young men and 1066 young women received their degrees as well on that day. 72 top performing students were honored with Gold and Silver medals and special awards (Jayavel Memorial Award and Prakash Memorial Award).
All graduates pledged to uphold the ideals of Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham and to serve India, the entire mankind and nature with love.
Emotional farewells and photographs took place the rest of the day.
“I am on the top of nine-clouds when I received M. Tech. degree with gold medal. It is a moment of pride for me and for my parents,” elated Sikha O. K., Gold Medal Winner of M. Tech. degree.
“Very honored and loved the whole experience at Amrita. Hopefully I will try my best to fulfill the oath,” shared Sangeetha Venugopalan, who graduated with rank in M. Com. from Kochi.