SRMIST’s 15th Annual Convocation held on 10th November 2019.
SRM contributes massively in the field of education, says SHAR chief
Kattankulathur, Nov 10: Challenges are always there, but are you ready to face them? Questioned Shri A
Rajarajan, Director of Satish Dhawan Space Centre SHAR, ISRO, Sriharikota to an enthusiastic crowd of
5000 students who had come to receive their medals, ranks, and degrees at the 15th Annual
Convocation at SRM Institute of Science & Technology, Kattankulathur on 10 November 2019.
The chief guest for the event added that hard work and dedication would yield better results.
“Remember your parents, teachers, and all those who have played a role in your life. The process of
traversing from college life to the outer world will be different and difficult. The value systems that you
learn from your institution is what will help you overcome these situations.”
He also urged students not to give up on their dreams. “If India has to become the best country in the
world, it needs all-round development and the primary focus is education. SRM has been contributing
massively in this endeavor.”
He added, “It is important to have ambitions in life. And this comes only through performance. So unless
you translate your thinking into action, these are not possible. The Government does not tell ISRO what
it has to do. We just have ambitious projects and scientists who make things happen. Similarly, you
should never expect someone to tell you what to do.”
In a lighter vein, he asked students to spend their time wisely. “When the sun comes up, you should be
ready to run in order to survive in this world.”
He then presented medals and ranks to 113 candidates from the Faculty of Engineering and Technology
and 90 students received their Ph.D. degrees. A total of 9010 students were awarded Under Graduate
and Doctoral Degrees at the convocation.
Shri K.N. Vyas, Chairman of Atomic Energy Commission and Secretary of Department of Atomic
Energy(DAE), Government of India was awarded Honorary Degree of Doctor of Science (D.Sc.) (Honoris
Causa) by Founder-Chancellor of SRM Institute of Science & Technology and Member of Parliament, Dr.
T. R. Paarivendhar.
In his acceptance speech, Dr. KN Vyas said, “I am happy to know that SRM has been generating one-
megawatt solar power. However, we scientists believe that nuclear energy is also equally important as it
can be used as an alternative source for solar energy. We should soon shift our focus to alternative
energy as our natural resources are depleting.”
Urging students to take up studying nuclear energy he added, “There are several challenges in the
outside world and there is a need for students to study an additional field. Multi-disciplinary is a growing
Vice-Chancellor of SRMIST, Dr. Sandeep Sancheti presented the Annual Report. The Convocation was
held in the presence of President of SRMIST Dr. P. Sathyanarayanan and Co-chairman of SRM
Ramapuram S Niranjan, Pro-Vice Chancellor Dr TP Ganesan, Pro-Vice Chancellor Dr R Balasubramanian,
Registrar Dr N Sethuraman, Members of the Board of Management, Members of the Academic Council
Photo Caption: K.N. Vyas, Chairman of Atomic Energy Commission and Secretary of Department of
Atomic Energy(DAE), Government of India receives Honorary Degree of Doctor of Science (D.Sc.)
(Honoris Causa) from Founder-Chancellor of SRM Institute of Science & Technology and Member of
Parliament, Dr. T. R. Paarivendhar at the 15 th Convocation of SRM Institute of Science and Technology,