Jamshedpur, March 20 : A total of 590 students of the National Institute of Technology ( NIT, Jamshedpur who graduated from the tech cradle received their certificates at the convocation function at the Tata Auditorium here on Sunday.
As many as 252 students ( M.Tech -29, MCA-20 and Ph.D -3) who had passed out in 2014 and 338 students ( M.Tech-47, MCA-49 and B.Tech-262) who were passout of 2015 batch got their degree certificates at the convocation function.
Seventeen students of post-graduate and under graduate programmes were also awarded gold, silver and bronze medals at the tech cradle’s sixth convocation which was attended by governor DroupadiMurmu, who delivered the concovation address, NIT director RambabuKodali, senior members of the Board of Governors of NIT and faculty members.
In her convocation address the governor said that NIT, Jamshedpur has already carved a niche for itself on the technology map of the country. She urged the young engineers to contribute wholeheartedly to the growth and development of the country. The governor urged the future technocrats to become a matured citizen and also contribute towards the society.
“With the right qualities of head and heart – there is no way in which you can go wrong. Consider that work is what gives definition and meaning and direction to life. When work becomes worship, you have secured not only your own future, but also the future of your nation.
Your nation requires your services. Bring to your work passion and sincerity, and you reserve space for your nation among the developed nations of the world. Look forward to such a nation – a nation that promises peace and prosperity to all its citizens – a nation that boasts of social cohesion, economic prosperity and political stability.
Perhaps you will have the good fortune to witness the rising of that new and shining India,” she said.
She went on to add that India is the fastest growing economy in the world according to all rating agencies. Whenever it has been about knowledge, India has always shown the way to the entire world.
The requirement for human resource is going to increase and if a nation can cater to this demand it is India. Why should India only remain a market? This is not acceptable. This is the reason why “Make in India” has been launched. I have come to you with a challenge – why not manufacture electronic goods in India. We have the talent, ideas and determination.
“In the future, there may be moments of distress and despondence when you will remember your convocation to enthuse and energize yourself to renewed vigor and dynamism. May you always be positively reinforced to perform and produce results,” she summed up.
Earlier, NIT director RambabuKodali in his welcome address said that ever since he tookover as the director in August 2012 he has been continuously putting efforts to bring about academic excellence and good governance.