Business Bureau :
VELLORE Institute of Technology (VIT), Vellore conducted its 36th annual convocation virtually on September 28, 2021. Prof Bhaskar Ramamurthi, Director, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras took part in the convocation as chief guest and delivered the convocation address. In his speech, Prof Ramamurthi urged students to dive deep into at least some of the subjects if not all during their formal education and learn how to get to the core of the concepts involved in them. Delivering his Presidential address, Founder and Chancellor of Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT) Dr G Viswanathan said that out of the eligible 14 crore youth in India only 4 crore get the opportunity to go for higher education. Listing out the challenges in higher education, Dr G Viswanathan said that shortage of teachers, low input for research, and inadequate industry linkages had made India lag behind other countries like Japan, China, South Korea, etc.
Dr G Viswanathan also said that last year 844 national and international companies took part in VIT’s campus placement. “We have ample opportunity to manufacture and export to other countries. In 10 years India should double its GDP and compete with other developed Asian countries,” he noted. VIT Vice Presidents Sankar Viswanathan, Dr Sekar Viswanathan, G V Selvam, Vice-Chancellor Dr Rambabu Kodali, Pro-Vice Chancellor Dr S Narayanan, and Registrar Dr K Sathiyanarayanan, VIT also took part in the convocation. A total of 7,569 undergraduate, postgraduate students, and research scholars graduated this year.