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Shri N. Chandrababu Naidu at 11th Convocation of
SRM University

Celebrating Academic Success

SRM University celebrated the academic success of its graduands during the 11th Convocation hosted on November 7, 2015 at Dr. T. P. Ganesan Auditorium, Kattankulathur Campus. The students were beaming with delight and pride to receive their degrees from the Chief Guest of the occasion, Honorable Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, Shri Nara Chandrababu Naidu.

The Founder Chancellor, Dr. T.R. Paarivendhar, presided over the convocation ceremony. Dr. P. Sathyanarayanan, the President of SRM University, delivered the welcome address. He extended warm welcome to the honourable Chief Guest, Shri Nara Chandrababu Naidu, Founder Chancellor, Dr. T.R. Paarivendhar, all the dignitaries, graduands, press and everybody witnessing the event. He introduced the Chief Guest as “common man’s C.M, Hitech C.M and CEO of Andhra Pradesh”. He concluded his speech with a brief description of SRM infrastructure, research activities, research publications and multidisciplinary aspects of the university.

Dr. Prabir. K. Bagchi, Vice Chancellor, SRM University, presented the Annual Report and highlighted some of the students’ and faculty achievements in placement, research and innovation. He pledged to enhance quality education at SRM University. He noted “We should strive to make education relevant in India. Education has to be holistic”. He added “SRM has made rapid strides in making education challenging. Students have been involved in production and innovation development”. Dr. Bagchi urged the graduands to contribute in making SRM a globally admired university.

Honorable Founder Chancellor, Dr. T.R. Paarivendhar, declared the convocation open. He invited the Chief Guest, Honorable Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, Shri Nara Chandrababu Naidu to deliver the convocation address. Shri Chandrababu Naidu, in his speech, thanked our Founder Chancellor for giving him the opportunity to deliver the convocation address. He said that he is inspired and energized by the students’ enthusiasm. He appreciated our Founder Chancellor and SRM Management for their dedication towards delivering quality education. He urged the students to be good leaders and instill leadership qualities in them. He was confident enough that the graduands are the future of our nation and if determined, they can do wonders. He also noted “Future of our country will be decided by the students’ commitment, knowledge and dedication towards the growth of the nation”. He also inspired the students to be good entrepreneurs and create job opportunities, thus reducing poverty and unemployment in India. He added “Rather than being job seekers, be job creators”.

Dr. C. Muthamizhchelvan, Director, Engineering & Technology, presented to the Founder Chancellor, 35 candidates of Doctor of Philosophy, 5486 candidates of Bachelor of Technology,92 candidates of  Bachelor of Architecture and 37 candidates of Bachelor of Design, in person and in absentia to be conferred the Degrees.

Dr.R. Balasubramaniam, Director, Science & Humanities, presented to the Founder Chancellor, 14 candidates of Doctor of Philosophy, Dr. A. Sundaram, Dean, Medical, presented 10 candidates of Doctor of Philosophy and Dr.N. Chandraprabha, Director, Health Sciences presented 4 candidates of Doctor of Philosophy to the Chancellor, in person and absentia to be awarded the degrees.

The Chief Guest of the occasion, Shri Nara Chandrababu Naidu conferred the degree to the research scholars and 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 programme ended with the National Anthem.

Dr. Ann E. Rondeau, Vice Admiral (Retd.), US Navy, at Special Convocation of SRM University

Graduands Meet the Pinnacle of Excellence

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.