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Money is not everything: Nobel Laureate at VIT-AP University convocation


460 students awarded graduation certificates

Amravati , Sep 23: VIT-AP University conducted virtual convocation for the class of 2021 on September 23, 2021. Dr. M. Stanley Whittingham, Nobel Laureate, Binghamton University (SUNY), USA, was the chief guest for the ceremony and delivered the convocation address and inaugurated Mahatma Gandhi Block, Neelam Sanjeeva Reddy Block, Savithri Bhai Phule Block, Rock plaza (Student Activity Center).

Dr. G. Viswanathan, Founder & Chancellor of VIT, presided over the convocation ceremony along with Dr. Sekar Viswanathan, Dr. Sankar Viswanathan, G V. Selvam Vice Presidents of VIT , DR. Sandhya Pentareddy, Executive Director and Kadambari Viswanathan , Asst. Vice President  Dr. SV Kota Reddy, Vice Chancellor, Dr. C.L.V Sivakumar, Registrar, faculty and staff in attendance.
Out of 460 students, the University presented 10 gold medallists, two Ph.D’s  and  rank holders from Bachelor, Master, and Ph.D. Degrees in Engineering and BBA. (BBA-27,   M.Tech VLSI-6 , B.Tech (Mechanical)-67, B.Tech (ECE)-120, B.Tech (CSE)-238 Ph.D-2 )

Dr. G. Viswanathan, Founder & Chancellor, VIT congratulating the alumni and the graduating students along with their families on the Convocation 2021 of VIT-AP University, said, “Graduations and commencement ceremonies mark major transitional golden moments in a student’s life. They celebrate all the hard work you put into your education and achievements and make you look forward to the future with much hope. As we reflect on the past year and unprecedented challenges brought on by COVID-19, we also celebrate all that we accomplished by working together, supporting one another, and keeping each other safe. Learning is a continuous process, and I am sure each one of you has different dreams. I urge each of you to hold on to those dreams and aspirations. Chancellor also mentioned the greatness of Mahatma Gandhi, Neelam Sanjeeva Reddy, Savithribhai Phule as the new buildings inaugurated named after them. He also informed that education is vital for removing economical difference and inequality. It’s time to invest on educational infrastructure across the country to compete internationally. VIT always provide vital infrastructure, quality teaching and learning experience in a cosmopolitan environment.

Dr. M. Stanley Whittingham, Nobel Laureate, Binghamton University, (SUNY) USA Chief Guest congratulated the graduates and said, “Great day for all of you on this convocation day. It is first step to next part of your life experience. Travel the world, take advantage of every opportunity, take risks and always connect with your mentors.

He urged the students to grab the opportunity, have dreams, be patient, research will take time. May be one of you will have my experience this what you can anticipate. He also mentioned three important points from his Nobel speech. He said, ‘Science is interdisciplinary, Science is International it has no boundaries, Science can solve pandemics be it Covid.’ India is encouraging young scientists and you all should think of clean, safe and healthy environment. This is time to move on with your life.

Remember money is not everything and he wished VIT-AP to celebrate many convocations, Dr. M. Stanley Whittingham said.

Mayurika Singh, Director, Customer Experience & Success, Microsoft India the guest of honour praised the students’ spectacular achievements and said “Be very proud that you are graduating from a top class institution VIT-AP.  She shared her graduation and first job experience. Don’t sweat for small things, take chance, learn to work on blank canvas. Do right things for right results. You are the lucky ones who rewrite the history. Your generation can work and live. Finally, she informed build skills and have growth mindset, learn from every experience and hard work has no substitute. 

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