SRM University celebrated the academic success of its graduands during the Special Convocation hosted on November 8, 2015 at Dr. T. P. Ganesan Auditorium, Kattankulathur Campus. It was a moment of proud and joy for the students to receive their degrees from the Chief Guest of the occasion, Vice Admiral (Retd.), US Navy, Dr. Ann. E. Rondeau.
The Founder Chancellor, Dr. T.R. Paarivendhar, presided over the convocation ceremony. Dr. Prabir. K. Bagchi, Vice Chancellor, SRM University, delivered the welcome address and presented the Annual Report, highlighting the students and faculty achievements in placement, research and innovation .He in his welcome note said that, at the end of the day we have to make education relevant to society, for which it has to go much beyond classrooms. SRM University is not at the top position by accident, but with constantly being upgraded academic strategy and infra structure. The quality of education cannot be seen in isolation, but in a context where the society gets benefited from. he added, promising to enhance quality education at SRM University. He urged the graduands to contribute in making SRM a globally recognized university.
Honorable Founder Chancellor, Dr. T.R. Paarivendhar, declared the convocation open and invited the Chief Guest, Dr. Ann. E. Rondeau to deliver the convocation address. Dr. Rondeau, in her speech, thanked for the special opportunity, honour and privilege offered to her by the University. She appreciated the parents for supporting the students to achieve heights and asked the students to thank their parents first, as it would be a moment of celebration for their family, more than them. She spoke about the importance of choices and decisions, pointing out that, choices in this era are elastic and dynamic than ever before. Choices show what we truly are. Dig for information and mine for understanding. Choose, decide, act and deal well, Dr. Rondeau concluded.
Dr. C. Muthamizhchelvan, Director, Engineering & Technology, presented to the Founder Chancellor, 1481 candidates of Master of Technology, 293 candidates of Master of Computer Applications and 5 candidates of Master of Architecture in person and in absentia to be conferred the degrees.
Dr.R. Balasubramanian, Director, Science & Humanities, presented to the Founder Chancellor, 12 candidates of Master of Philosophy in Education, 29 candidates of Master of Arts, 8 candidates of Master of Commerce, 429 candidates of Bachelor of Sciences, 281 candidates of Bachelor of Commerce, 115 candidates of Bachelor of Computer Applications, 270 candidates of Bachelor of Education, 41 candidates of Bachelor of Arts, 162 candidates of Bachelor of Business Administration, 63 candidates of Diploma in Arutsunaignar, 50 candidates of Diploma in Catering and Hotel Management, 106 candidates of Diploma in Yoga for Human Excellence, 11 candidates of Diploma in Diaspora Tamil Teacher and 7 candidates of Diploma in Film Acting in person and in absentia to be conferred the degrees.
Dr. A. Sundaram, Dean, Medical, presented 2 candidates of Doctor of Medicine (D.M), 36 candidates of Doctor of Medicine (M.D), 17 candidates of Master of Surgery, 52 candidates of Master of Dental Surgery, 27 candidates of Master of Public Health, 11 candidates of Master of Sciences in Medical, 10 candidates of Master of Science in Biostatistics and Epidemiology, 2 candidates of Master of Science in Clinical Trials, 2 candidates of Master of Audiology Speech Language and Pathology, 7 candidates of Master of Philosophy in Clinical Psychology, 151 candidates of Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, 98 candidates of Bachelor of Dental Surgery, 8 candidates of Bachelor Audiology Speech Language and Pathology, 10 candidates of Bachelor of Optometry and 5 candidates of Bachelor of Science in Medical Lab Technology in person and in absentia to be conferred the degrees.
Dr.N. Chandraprabha, Director, Health Sciences presented 21 candidates of Doctor of Pharmacy, 1 candidate of Master of Pharmacy, 16 candidates of Master of Physiotherapy, 15 candidates of Master of Science in Nursing, 55 candidates of Bachelor of Pharmacy, 15 candidates of Bachelor of Physiotherapy, 14 candidates of Bachelor of Occupational Therapy, 51 candidates of Bachelor of Science in Nursing, and 2 candidates of Post Basic Bachelor of Science and Nursing to the Chancellor, in person and absentia to be awarded the degrees.
Dr. Jayashree Suresh, Dean, Management, presented 795 candidates of Master of Business Administration to the Chancellor, in person and absentia to be awarded the degrees.
The Chief Guest of the occasion, Dr. Ann. E. Rondeau conferred the degree to the rank holders of various engineering, science & humanities, medical and health sciences streams. Our Founder Chancellor, Dr. T.R. Paarivendhar recited the pledge and declared the convocation closed. The program concluded with the National Anthem.
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