Mangaluru: Sahyadri College of Engineering and Management, held the fifth Graduation Day for the passed out 2013-14 batch of students of M.Tech., MCA and B.E. and the 2014-15 batch of B.E. students of Engineering at the Campus. 675 students took the oath and received their graduation certificates from the Chief Guest. Around 250 parents and relatives of the students were present to witness their children graduate.
Rekha Mathews, Head-India Campus Relationships, UST Global was the Chief Guest. She holds a B. Tech. Degree in Civil Engineering from College of Engineering Trivandrum, PG Diploma in computerized Management and PG Diploma in Marketing Management. She has 23 years of experience in the areas of Media, MIS, Business Operations Management, International Business, Imports & Exports Management, Merchandising, HR Management, Recruitment and Training. She works with UST Global from the last 6 years, heading India Campus Relationships for the last 5 years and is responsible for fresher recruitment and campus activities in India.
Dr Manjunath Bhandary, Chairman, in his presidential remarks said that he was very happy to see so many students graduate on this memorable occasion and he congratulated the graduates on their achievements and the parents for placing their trust in Sahyadri when they chose this college four years ago for their children to study a professional course. He told the gathering that so far they were dependents but now they have become independent adults of the society and able to make their own decisions; they can choose what is right and what is wrong. He said that mistakes, failure and rejection are part of life and that the word FAIL should not be taken literally but it is to be read as ‘First Attempt In Learning’ and that there are plenty of opportunities out there. Dr Bhandary called upon every graduate to be the Brand Ambassadors of the institution where ever they may be placed in life and to always uphold the name of the institution.
Rekha Mathews in her address to the gathering called the graduates ‘Young Super Heroes’ and said she was very proud to witness this occasion. She said that it was sixteen years of hard work that has culminated in this day. They were fortunate and blessed that they could celebrate their success. Mathews called upon the graduates to be thankful for their success to their parents, teachers, well-wishers and the many other people who have been behind this success. She asked the graduates to learn from their mistakes and drawbacks and to perfect the subject knowledge and to spend some time to improve their skills. She said that the 3 I’s for success were Insights; to know one’s purpose and have a goal, Inspiration; work with passion and be passionate entrepreneurs and have integrity in whatever one does and one is definite to succeed. She said that the initial years after graduating are for learning and it has to be continuous learning which is the key to success. She cautioned that when one is successful one has to repeat success, only then will one remain successful. In today’s world, to remain successful, one has to run faster than yesterday otherwise, one will be overtaken by a more competent person. She wished the graduates all the best for the future and told them to grow wings of passion like a butterfly and fly with their passion.
Dr Umesh M Bhushi, Principal, in his vote of thanks congratulated the graduates and said that the institute was proud of their achievements. In his advice to the young achievers he said that with hands in the pocket it is not possible to climb a ladder, one needs to hold on to it to be able to climb; so it is with the ladder of success, it takes hard work and grit and determination to be successful.
Dr C Ranganathaiah, Director-Research gave the welcome address. Invited dignitaries, the trustees, Prasanna Bhandary, Secretary, Bhandary Foundation, the parents, the press and media, the faculty, the staff and the students were present on the occasion.
Students shared their experience of the time they spent in the Campus and expressed their gratitude to their alma mater. The formal function was followed by a photography session.