The country currently faces significant challenges in practically every aspect of its existence. Therefore, it is the duty of recent graduates to identify appropriate answers to all of the issues. For this, our new graduates should build strong teams so that collective wisdom can steer them to success. Let’s commit to working hard to make this country rich like other developed nations. “There will undoubtedly come a time when India will rule the entire world,” said Prof. Mamidala Jagadesh Kumar, chairperson of the University Grants Commission in New Delhi, while delivering the convocation address at the 12th annual convocation of Nitte Deemed to be University in Mangaluru.
He continued, according to statistics, just 10 percent of all young people between the ages of 16 and 25 are fortunate enough to complete higher education.You should always be grateful to your parents, instructors, and the committed institutions like Nitte University that nurtured you throughout these years if you ended up being one of them. There is little doubt that there will be many obstacles in the years to come. You must therefore continue to be imaginative and inventive in order to find solutions to problems. I’d want to emphasise that there’s no need to be concerned about any setbacks along the way. Remember Adi Shankara’s four principles: patana (learning), manana (remembering), chintana (critical thinking), and sankeertana (critical thinking) (practising forever).
This event was officiated by Nitte Deemed to be University chancellor N Vinaya Hegde. “It is the responsibility of any institution to make the students realise the problems of rural people,” he added in his presidential address. By building 21 satellite health centres in the rural areas of the Udupi and Dakshina Kannada districts, our Nitte University has made progress in this area and given our future physicians access to the health status of the underprivileged and destitute. The Nitte Education Trust nearly started its colleges in rural areas at first. Of course, as a result of progress, they have since evolved into cities.
Prof. T. S. Rao, former senior advisor, Ministry of Science and Technology, government of India, and eminent scientist of the country, was awarded the Doctor of Science (Honoris Causa) degree. Prof. Rao received praise for his outstanding work in the field of biotechnology and his important role in carrying out the National Polio Eradication Program as they presented him with their degree. Dr. Rao’s response to the honour was that he hoped it would motivate other scientists to develop discoveries, especially in the area of health sciences, so that India may be proud of its contributions to the wellbeing of the entire universe.
A total of 994 students, including 21 doctoral, 324 postgraduate, and 2 fellowship students, graduated from fields such as medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, physiotherapy, nursing, allied health sciences, architecture, media & communication, and biological sciences. University gold medals, endowment gold medals, and merit certificates were presented to deserving students from a variety of programmes. The distinguished achievers received a total of 20 gold medals, consisting of 11 university medals and 9 endowment medals.
Prof. Dr. Satheesh Kumar Bhandary, vice chancellor of Nitte Deemed to be University, welcomed the gathering. In his welcome message, he stated that it is a proud occasion for Nitte Deemed to be University because it has been placed 75th among Indian universities by the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) in 2022 and has been accredited with an A+ grade by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council of India (NAAC).
Prof Dr M Shantharam Shetty, pro-chancellor (hospital management), Vishal Hegde, pro-chancellor (admin), Prof Dr M S Moodithaya, pro-vice chancellor, Prof Dr Harsha Halahalli, registrar, and Prof Dr Prasad B Shetty, controller of examinations, were in attendance.