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Chief Guest for the
    10th Convocation


Dr. Harsh Vardhan

Dr. Harsh Vardhan is the Minister of Science and Technology and Earth Sciences, Government of India. He was elected from the constituency of Chandni Chowk in Delhi as a Member of Parliament in the 16th Lok Sabha. Dr. Harsh Vardhan believes that progress and modernisation means adopting lifestyles that reflect collective maturity and vision. He has campaigned relentlessly against corruption and mal-governance. He won the respect and admiration of Delhites for defending their human, civic, environmental and consumer rights.



Marking the Day of Scholastic Achievements

10th Convocation

SRM University celebrated with pride the academic success of its exceptional graduands during the 10th Convocation hosted on 24 March, 2015 at the Dr. T. P. Ganesan Auditorium, Kattankulathur Campus. Dr. Harsh Vardhan, the honourable Minister of Science and Technology and Earth Sciences, Government of India, was the chief guest for the occasion.

The Founder Chancellor, Dr. T.R. Paarivendhar, presided over the convocation ceremony. Dr. P. Sathyanarayanan, the President of SRM University, in the welcome address, noted that the university is proud for having played a crucial role in the educational and professional growth of the graduands. He requested Dr. Harsh Vardhan to adapt policies and frameworks that will treat private universities and educational institutions at par with government institutions.

A synopsis of the annual report was delivered by Prof. Prabir Bagchi, the Vice-Chancellor of SRM University. He noted that at present, there are more than 1060 research scholars across 62 disciplines offered at the University. The University has also gained noticeable laurels for various innovations and product developments.

Delivering the convocation address, Dr. Harsh Vardhan highlighted upon the current need to gain more sincere and dedicated citizens for the dynamic growth of the country. He encouraged graduands to develop out-of-the-box thinking and nurture dreams that may seem impossible but are actually feasible through hardwork and perseverance.

He also said that the research based education method emphasized at SRM University is highly remarkable. According to him, Chennai is the 'intellectual capital' of India and with universities like SRM; it can progress to be the 'research capital'.

The Convocation also featured conferment of honorary degree on Dr. Alur Seelin Kiran Kumar, Chairman, ISRO; Prof. Ashutosh Sharma Secretary, Department of Science and Technology, Government of India and Dr. Pradeep K. Khosla, Chancellor of University of California. Dr. Harsh Vardhan presented them with the Degree of Doctor of Science (Honoris Causa).

Dr. Kiran Kumar, in his acceptance speech, pointed out on the importance of team work and the level of success it can yield. While Dr. Khosla told the graduands that they owe back the privilege that they have received; Prof. Sharma noted that the graduands in their multi-hued robes signify their invasion on different disciplines.

During the 10th convocation, the University awarded degrees to 13617 candidates, including 9628 undergraduation, 3899 postgraduation and 90 PhD degrees which was followed by the administration of the pledge. Dr. Harsh Vardhan presented medals to the rank holders belonging to various disciplines such as engineering and technology, medicine and health sciences, management and science and humanities offered at the University.