Sahyadri College of Engineering & Management Holds Sixth Graduation Day
Mangaluru: The sixth graduation day of Sahyadri College of Engineering & Management was held at the college campus, Adyar here, on June 11. The programme began with the guests being escorted to the dais by the band, followed by an invocation. Vice principal Balakrishna welcomed the gathering and introduced the guests.
Advising the students on the importance of attitude, discipline and behaviour, president of Bhandary Foundation, Dr Manjunath Bhandary said that graduating students are the ambassadors of the college and their actions affect the college. “More than 150 companies have visited our campus in the last six years, recruiting over 400 students and many of these companies come here every year. This is due to the dedication, commitment and loyalty that your seniors have shown at their respective companies. They are the reason that companies visit us every year for more recruitment. Stick to a particular company, don’t think only about money. Gain experience for a few years and then, if you feel like there is another company where you could progress further, only then switch over.”
Bhandary went on to narrate a story signifying that with more money comes more pressure, more work. “The mind is not a dustbin to keep your anger, jealousy or hatred, it is a treasury to keep your happiness, love and sweet memories. Attitude, discipline and behaviour are very important. They make a lot of difference and will take you to higher positions,” he added.
The chief guest for the day, Associate vice president and Head of Delivery for High Tech Consumer Electronics Sector at Infosys, Brijesh Krishnan declared the graduation day open. Later, the graduation certificates were distributed to all graduates by Krishnan, followed by the oath taking ceremony administered by the Dean of Academics, Prof Umashankar. Thereafter, few graduates shared their journey through engineering and the impact that the college had on them.
Addressing the students, Brijesh Krishnan narrated his experience during his graduation and now, as a parent seeing his kids grow, discussing career options. He classified Indians from the independence era into three categories – those born between independence and the 70s (the independence era), between 70s and 90s (the emergency era) and those born from the 90s (the liberals). “The first group were born in poverty, employment was highest, the 2nd were born thinking that they could either be a doctor or an engineer to survive and the third group were born in a time with choices. They were born into a world of opportunities.
Today, living in India you can enjoy what the world has to offer. When you have the world at your feet, you have great power and with that comes great responsibilities. There are three very important responsibilities, first, to take care in creating a profession. A profession is very different from a job. It has prolonged training included in it. Learnability as important as professional qualities. Add breadth and depth to your knowledge, stay a student forever. Secondly, take care of your elders. Forget not the joy and the toil of your parents. Thirdly, while you are busy taking care of your profession and those that matter to you in life, you should not forget to take care of yourself, physically and mentally,” said Krishnan, concluding, “Go out there, your time is now.”
The programme concluded with the national anthem. Principal Dr U M Bushi delivered the vote of thanks. Director Dr D L Prabhakara, HODs, staff and parents of the graduating batch were present on the occasion.
Pics by Violet Pereira, Team Mangalorean