Students have moral responsibility to contribute to nation building

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“Students have moral responsibility to contribute to nation building”

Students passing out of premier universities have the moral responsibility to contribute to nation building by directly participating and contributing to solve problems faced by the rural India, said M.S. Palanichamy, vice – chairman, Tamil Nadu State Council for Technical Education.

In his graduation day address at the Anna University, he asked the students to cultivate entrepreneurship and work as teams drawing on multidisciplinary expertise.

In a globalised world, graduates need to think and look for out – of – the – box solutions to be innovative through unconventional thinking. In this age of talent, knowledge and skills are essentially the capital and one’s ability to manage knowledge will primarily decide one’s future.

India was in an eminent position in the areas of Science, Technology and Management but there are still problems of Poverty, Malnutrition, Illiteracy and Unemployment, he said urging students of premier universities, who have the best ambience for learning Advanced Technologies, to solve rural problems.

He praised the Anna University for producing 494 Ph.D’s in 2010, for achieving 97 per cent placement and for improving infrastructure on campus. Anna University Vice – Chancellor Mannar Jawahar and registrar S. Shanmugavel spoke.

Degrees awarded

As many as 2,849 students, from UG, PG and M.S (by research) from the Madras Institute of Technology, A.C. College of Technology, School of Architecture and Planning and College of Engineering, Guindy, were awarded degrees. Gold Medals were presented to 196 students.