VIT-AP University conducts virtual convocation
Amaravati, Sep 24
VIT-AP University conducted virtual 'Convocation' for the class of 2021 on September 23, 2021 with Nobel Laureate Dr M Stanley Whittingham of Binghamton University(SUNY), USA as the chief guest.
On the occasion, Dr M Stanley Whittingham delivered the Convocation Address and inaugurated Mahatma Gandhi Block, Neelam Sanjeeva Reddy Block, Savitribai Phule Block, Rock plaza (Student Activity Center), said a release issued by VIT-AP University.
Dr G Viswanathan, Founder & Chancellor of VIT, presided over the Convocation ceremony along with Dr Sekar Viswanathan, Dr Sankar Viswanathan, G V Selvam Vice Presidents of VIT , DR Sandhya Pentareddy, Executive Director and Kadambari Viswanathan , Assistant Vice President Dr SV Kota Reddy, Vice Chancellor, Dr CLV Sivakumar, Registrar, faculty and staff in attendance.
Out of 460 students, the University presented 10 gold medallists, Two PhDs and rank holders from Bachelor, Master, and PhD Degrees in Engineering and BBA.
The virtual Convocation followed all the ceremonial aspects of the regular Convocation with Welcome Address by the Vice-Chancellor, a Conferment of Degrees by the Chancellor, Chancellor’s Address followed by the Convocation Address by the Chief Guest.
Speaking on the occasion, Dr M Stanley Whittingham congratulated the graduates and said, "It is the first step of your life experience. Travel the world, take advantage of every opportunity, take risks, always connect with your mentors. Grab the opportunity, have dreams, be patient, research will take time."
He also mentioned three important points from his Nobel speech, "Science is interdisciplinary, Science is International it has no boundaries, Science can solve pandemics Be it Covid or Global warming".
The virtual Convocation was hosted on VIT-AP University’s YouTube channel and Facebook live.