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COIMBATORE / October 6th, 2022: Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Coimbatore campus, ranked 5th Best Overall University in India in 2022 National Institution Ranking Framework, awarded degrees to 1,808 students, including 588 girls and 1,220 boys at its 19th convocation.
This year the 20 Ph.D. degrees were given equally to boys and girls. Four students who topped the programs across the university’s campuses received gold medals for academic excellence, and 73 campus-level medals were also awarded.
Dressed in traditional Indian attire, the students walked in with pride and joy. They clicked pictures and waited to receive their degree.
The largest contingent of students (1,038) were from the B. Tech stream, followed by M. Tech (335), MBA (132), B.Sc. (109), M.Sc. (68), MSW (41), B.A. (50), M.A. (8), and P.G. Diploma (6). The 1808 students represented disciplines of engineering, computing, business, arts and humanities, physical sciences, mass communication, and social work.
Hon’ble Governor of Tamil Nadu, Thiru R.N. Ravi, the chief guest for the occasion, addressed the gathering. He said that at the time when the country completes celebrating the 75 years of independence — Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav, and enters the Amrit Kaal, “we look forward to the youth empowered with the right knowledge, skills, and values” to take India to greater heights in the next 25 years.
“It is indeed a blessing that the students of Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham have the rare privilege of receiving the blessings of their Chancellor, Sri Mata Amritanandamayi Devi (AMMA), a world-renowned spiritual and humanitarian leader,” he said. The Governor also said that while the students received the desired knowledge and skills in their chosen domain, they also learned the significance of the most-cherished universal human values. “Indeed, everyone would agree that AMMA is an embodiment of love, compassion, service, and sacrifice,” he said.
Thiru Ravi added that all are partners in the emergence of this new Bharat, which is undergoing a comprehensive resurgence. In the past few years, under the dynamic leadership of our Hon’ble Prime Minister, the whole country has seen a paradigm change. “Despite the developments, there is a sub-regional imbalance that can only be solved through educated and motivated youth. Jan Bhagedari (people’s participation) is the way to reduce the shackles put on the minds and Creativity of our people. Most of the start-ups in the country are being done by young men and women. Earlier, this latent Creativity was suppressed. With creative domains reopening, we can see the growing power of our youth, and we need to place trust in them.”
The Guest of Honour, Thiru Dattatri Salagame, President & MD, Bosch Global Software Technologies, Bengaluru, congratulated the students.
He said, sharing his experiences, “One needs certain interventions ahead of their knowledge, and life is not the company one joins. It is just one-third of our life. We need a few ‘C’s’ in life. Courage—never think someone is better than you by default. Conviction — despite of mind-altering impulses you all get; you need to build your own conviction. The third is Creativity. Stay curious forever. Have an attitude to be a learner for life because technology is changing every four years. Lastly, it is Confidence. We might feel we aren’t ready yet; regardless, find your confidence and be communicative about it.”
Dr. Sasangan Ramanathan, Dean-Engineering, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, welcomed the gathering. Delivering his speech, he said, “A few years ago, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham started the practice of students wearing traditional Indian attire like a turban, kurta, anga vastram, and pyjama for the convocation ceremony. As we can see, most Indian universities have started following this, and we are glad the message to uphold our roots is reflected and registered everywhere.”
Sampujya Swami Purnamritananda Puri, General Secretary & Trustee, Mata Amritanandamayi Math, and Senior Disciple of AMMA gave the benedictory address. “Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham is dedicating one more batch of its qualified and worthy students to the world. On this auspicious occasion, I congratulate all the students for their determination, hard work, and wonderful performance. While being able to face the challenges, an Amrita student keeps deep-rooted cultural values and social commitment. The philosophy of education is not just equipping students for a living but also a formation for life with an emphasis on compassion-driven research to make an impact on the world. We are confident that our students graduating today will shoulder that responsibility with pride and an immense sense of integrity. I wish them all success in life and in their career.”
He added that students from across the country and abroad are part of the university, and the university is glad to impart knowledge to all these kids. At the Amrita campus, students get exposure to a life skill program through which we bridge the gap by understanding the industry needs and expectations of the academic sector. Aimed at achieving this goal, the varsity designs and executes career-oriented skill development programs and engages professionals with rich industry experience to mould students in such a way that they face the challenges of the contemporary world.
In the presence of Dr. K. Sankaran, Registrar, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Prof. C. Parameswaran, Principal Director, Corporate & Industry Relations, Dr. Bharat Jayaraman, Dean, Computing, Dr. Nava Subramaniam, Dean, Business and other dignitaries, Thiru Satish Menon, Campus Director, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham Coimbatore delivered the vote of thanks.
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