The induction program for the 2014 freshers’ batch of the Faculty of Science and Humanities was held on July 9, 2014. The occasion began with the welcome address by Dr. R. Balasubramanian, Director, Faculty of Science and Humanities. He wished all the very best to the new students and assured them that they have come to one of the finest institutions to pursue their education.
The Honorable Chancellor of SRM University, Dr. T. R. Pachamuthu, delivered the special address, ‘The Dream of SRM,’ emphasizing on the extensive scope and the equally growing demand for the courses in science and humanities. According to the Chancellor, where one studies is of more importance than what one studies. SRM University is known for its brand and reputation across India as well as abroad and hence the demand for the science and humanities courses in the University is five times higher than in other institutions.
The University attracts students from all across the globe and the multi-cultural environment provides immense opportunities for them to hone their talent. SRM University has also introduced the School of Law this academic year to provide possibility to students with interest in the field of law enforcement.
‘In order to excel, start loving and taking interest in the course that you have chosen,’ said Dr. Ponnavaiko, the Vice-Chancellor of the University. He said that SRM University is a knowledge pool with the best opportunity to study, innovate and be leading academicians. In terms of learning, one should be learning to know, learning to do, live together and to be. The University encourages innovative minds with finance and facilities, the Vice-Chancellor said.
Dr. N. Sethuraman, the Registrar of the University, in his felicitation said that SRM assures that its students will be the promising professionals of the future. According to Dr. Sridhar Krishnaswami, the head of the department of Journalism and Mass Communication, the University also has certain expectations from its students such as regularity, punctuality, decent dress code and the like. The institution has zero tolerance to crimes such as ragging.
According to Mrs. Geetha Krishnan, a parent, SRM University was the foremost choice when it came to choosing an institution for higher studies. The eminent faculty, topmost facilities and amiable learning environment are some of the positive aspects of the institution. Asif Jhulani, the father of a fresher, said that he is proud to enroll his son at SRM.
During the induction program, visual presentations were made highlighting the positive aspects of the Faculty of Science and Humanities as well as the ELS Job Ready English Program.