Raj Reddy delivers convocation address at Andhra University
VISAKHAPATNAM: Andhra University conferred honorary degrees of doctor of science (DSc) on Dean of Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University (US) Raj Reddy, and Chairman of Satyam Computers B. Ramalinga Raju, and honorary degree of doctor of letters (D.Lett) on Minister for Finance K. Rosaiah at its 73rd and 74th Convocation here on Saturday.
At a glittering function at the Cattamanchi Ramalinga Reddy Utsava Rangam, Vice-Chancellor L. Venugopal Reddy decorated them with honorary doctorates on behalf of Governor and Chancellor N.D. Tiwari on Saturday, who could not attend due to unavoidable circumstances. Prof. Raj Reddy, who served as an IT advisor to the former US President Bill Clinton, delivered the convocation address.
In all, 118 doctorates, 252 awards to 105 students for scoring highest marks were presented. Sixteen researchers were given best researcher awards in addition to various memorial medals. In his address,
Prof. Raj Reddy underlined the need to generate interest among the students on the art and culture and regretted the marks-oriented education system.