1th & 12th Graduation Day Ceremony for the MBA Students
On 30th Oct’2021, the 11th & 12th Graduation Day Ceremony for the MBA students passed out in the year 2020 and 2021 was held in the Campus in the presence of Guest of Honour - Mr. Ullas Kamath, Joint Managing Director, Jyothi Laboratories Ltd, Bengaluru.
Before the start of the programme, a 1-minute Silence was observed in the memory and honour of Kannada Super Star Puneeth Rajkumar and prayed to the Almighty to grant peace to the departed soul and strength to the bereaved family and the people of the state to bear the loss.
To begin with, Dr. Manjappa Sarathi, Director-R&D and Consultancy welcomed the gathering. He appreciated the Dept. of Business Administration for inviting such an eminent personality as the Guest for the Graduation Day giving it a true meaning.
Moving on, Mr. Ullas Kamath, while addressing the graduates, mentioned that the next 20-30 years are going to be extremely challenging. It is upto the individual to navigate differently and make a difference to the society and the world. He proudly expressed that the next 20 years belongs to India and our country will be on TOP 2 position in 2040. It is the efforts of these graduates in the working class that will make it happen. He alarmed the graduates that the next 10 years is going to be difficult to procure jobs and only the brightest will grab it as it is Technology driven and access to future technology and relevant skills is the need of the hour. He adviced the graduates to take up employment for the first few years and then ultimately, entrepreneurship will make them different. He re-iterated the various schemes of India driving entrepreneurship.
In his concluding remarks, he encouraged the graduates to focus on Work and Learn in the next 5 years, later to Supervise for 5 years, then to Manage, then Lead and ultimately be a Mentor in the age of 50 plus. He emphasized on the need to learn one foreign language, follow a hobby and keep learning as the best investment is educating self.
Dr. Nalini Rebello, Dean Academics, then requested the guests to Declare the Graduation Day Open. Post which, Dr. Vishal Samartha, Director-MBA Program invited the graduates on the stage for their certificates. Dean Academics led the students through Oath Taking ceremony.
Prof. Ramesh K G, Dean-Strategic Planning presented the Outgoing Students. VTU Rank Holder – Mr. Dheeraj M (8th Rank in MBA) was felicitated by the dignitaries. Before closing the ceremony, Dr. Rajesha S, Principal delivered the Vote of Thanks.