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Face challenges through innovation, ISRO chief exhorts students

ISRO Chairman Dr K Sivan virtually addressing the 16th annual convocation of SRM Institute of Science & Technology
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ISRO Chairman Dr K Sivan virtually addressing the 16th annual convocation of SRM Institute of Science & Technology

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Takes part virtually in the 16th annual convocation of SRM Institute of Science & Technology (SRMIST)

Kattankulathur(Tamil Nadu): "Always keep in mind the challenges our country is facing. Each of these challenges offers an opportunity for innovation," said Dr K Sivan, chairman of ISRO and Secretary of the Department of Space. Addressing students virtually at the 16th annual convocation of SRM Institute of Science & Technology (SRMIST) here, Dr Sivan said, "The job scenario is vibrant today and one must definitely work more than others, know more than others and expect less than others."

In all 17,204 students belonging to various faculties including 129 Ph.D. scholars received their degrees and 244 students were awarded medals for having secured first, second, and the third rank in their programmes.

Dr T R Paarivendhar, MP and founder chancellor, advised students to be alert and careful in retaining their jobs as there are competitions and challenges.

Endowment award in the name of Pachimmal Palanimuthu for the best outgoing MBBS student and Swarnam & Dr. Krishnamoorthy Endowment award for the best overall outgoing student of SRM Medical College Hospital & Research Centre was awarded to Kritika Wadhwa. Endowment in the name of Lakshmi and Dr Renganathan for the best outgoing BDS student was awarded to K Shyam Sharma.

The annual report was presented by Vice-Chancellor Dr Sandeep Sancheti.

Pro Chancellor (Administration) Ravi Pachamoothoo, Pro Chancellor (Academic) Dr. P. Sathyanarayanan, chairman of Ramapuram & Trichy campuses Dr. R. Shivakumar, Pro Vice Chancellor (E&T) Dr. C. Muthamizhchelvan, Pro Vice Chancellor (S&H) Dr. R Balasubramanian, Pro VC (Medical) Lt. Col. Dr. A. Ravi Kumar, Registrar Dr N Sethuraman and COE Dr S Ponnusamy were also present.

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