Eighth Graduation Day Celebrated in the Campus
The Eighth Graduation Day for the graduating students of MBA, MCA & M.TECH was held in the Campus. Two Hundred & Sixty students took an oath and received their graduation certificates from the Guest – Mr. Vidhya Shankar, Executive Director, Grant Thornton India LLP. Mr. Vidhya Shankar, Executive Director, Grant Thornton India LLP would be the Chief Guest of the Graduation Ceremony. Mr. Vidhya Shankar is an MBA in General Management & Strategy from Cranfield University - Cranfield School of Management, UK. He has also completed his M.Sc (Hons) from BITS-PILANI. He is a management professional backed with entrepreneurial spirit and exposure to international markets. He is also a client engagement leader with proven strategic consulting and innovation skills. He has worked with start-ups as well as large global organisations. Prior to Grant Thornton India LLP, he worked in NASSCOM, enabling the India start-up ecosystem to address enterprise growth, VC investments, new markets discovery, skill development and supported various objectives of Digital India initiative. He was also a Chief Marketing Officer at Xcode Life Sciences. Dr. Umesh M Bhushi, Principal, Prof. Balakrishna S S, Vice-Principal, Dr. J V Gorbal, Dean Academics, and Head of All Departments graced the occasion. Dr. Umesh M Bhushi, Principal welcomed the gathering and inspired students to trust themselves, follow their passion and also stay true to their self. He thanked the parents for the bestowed confidence on Sahyadri and supporting our institution throughout the journey. He concluded his speech by saying that Education is not a degree but a channel that makes an individual a respectful citizen with values. Mr. Vidhya Shankar in his address to the graduating students stated that a Big World lies ahead of them. They have a bright future and should start believing in it. Belief is the most important thing. He attributes success to the value system and stimulated students to inculcate humility in their life. He also encouraged them to be accountable to the society and then to the nation as it has enormous contribution from years of civilization. He said that these students are not only the brand ambassadors of Sahyadri College of Engineering & Management but also the brand ambassadors of the country. He urged the students to discover what their true passions are and spend time on nurturing them. He also referred to students as Charcoal when they first started their course at Sahyadri, then went through a lot of stress and hard work which has now transformed them to a diamond. He concluded his talk by saying – “Follow your life, dreams & passion”. Graduating students volunteered to share their experiences during the course of their study at Sahyadri and also assured to join hands with the institution in the form on industry-academia connects that shall contribute to the growth of the college.