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Adopt Multi Disciplinary Approach, Students told

The former President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam on Sunday said convergence of technologies was the new world order, and called upon the future engineers to adopt a multi-disciplinary approach.

Delivering the convocation address at the Graduation Day of SJC Institute of Technology here, Dr. Kalam explained the significance of convergence of technologies in mapping the national challenges.

“Irrespective of your career paths, you should acquire a through knowledge of system design, system integration and system management,” he advised the fresh engineering graduates.

He said convergence of bio, nano, information and telecommunication technologies would result in the birth of “intelligent bioscience” and lead to “disease-free and happy life”.

Such a convergence would lead to the development of nanorobots. Nanotechnology was the field of the future and it would replace microelectronics, he said.

Earlier, Dr. Kalam shook hands with nearly 400 engineering graduates and gave them their degree certificates.

An estimated 5,000 students from various schools and colleges run by Sri Adichunchanagiri Shikshana Trust heard Dr. Kalam with rapt attention for more than an hour.


Replying to a question from a student on eradicating corruption, Dr. Kalam said the country’s youth should “first stop their parents from indulging in corruption” in case they were corrupt.

Dr. Kalam inaugurated the first year classes of the SJC Institute of Technology and the new block of BGS Polytechnic, constructed at a cost of Rs. 8 crore.

Balagangadharanatha Swami of Adichunchanagiri Math, Union Minister of State for Railways K.H. Muniyappa, Minister for Minorities Welfare Mutaz Ali Khan, NICE managing director Ashok Kheny and Nirmalanandanatha Swami addressed the gathering.

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