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The 8th Annual Convocation of Jain (Deemed-to-be University) was no doubt a solemn ceremony in honor of awaiting students that were finally receiving the certificates of their respective degrees. Prof. S. C. Sharma, Director – National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) presided as the Chief Guest. Other principal dignitaries present were Dr. C. G. Krishnadas Nair, Chancellor – Jain (Deemed-to-be University), Dr. N. Sundararajan, Vice Chancellor - Jain (Deemed-to-be University), Dr. SandeepShastri, Pro – Vice Chancellor – Jain (Deemed-to-be University), and Dr. N. V. H. Krishanan, Registrar - Jain (Deemed-to-be University).
With over 30 years of professional experience as an educationist, researcher and administrator Prof. S. C. Sharma, is a recipient of 10 doctoral conferments, apart from being conferred 5 Honoris Causa. He has also been appreciated with several international, national and state awards for his work in the academic, environmental, and socio-economic development.
In his address, the Chief Guest churned out valuable words from his experience. He gave a brief on the landscape of Indian Higher Education’s transformation, emphasizing on understanding present-day education as a cultural form. He encouraged the graduates to use higher education as a path for character building and not merely as a means for career development. His words, “Blending the essence of modern education and Indian ethos and values,” truly brought out the educationist that he is.
Three proud gold medalists shared their joy. An elated Soorya Puthalath Rajeevan, M.Sc. Forensic Science graduate (batch of 2016-2018) said, “The teachers always encouraged us to explore outside the box and never be confined to the prescribed syllabus alone. As for Jain (Deemed-to-be University), it just keeps going!”?
“The faculty at Jain (Deemed-to-be University) has influenced my growth a lot. It consists of senior scientists who come from various domains and industries. I was a research-oriented student, and they didn’t hold back from sharing their valuable guidance and experiences to help me ace the program,” said Yogesh Mohan Rao Thakre, an M.Tech. Avionics graduate (batch of 2016-2018). He is now placed at Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO), India.
The “Best Sportsperson Award” taker and B.Com graduate (batch of 2015-2018), Shruthi Mahalingam, expressed her moment of pride by saying, “There is no other college that supportssports like this. The teachers are very approachable and were quite supportive when I had to miss classes for my events.” She is an active long-distance swimmer and is currently pursuing P.G. Diploma in Sports Psychology at Jain (Deemed-to-be University).