It will help professionals make strides, says Vice-Chancellor
MADURAI: Aptitude to learn emerging technologies along with good inter-personal skills at workplace would help young professionals make great strides in the chosen field, said S. Kaliappan, Vice-Chancellor, Anna University, Tirunelveli, here on Wednesday.
Addressing the Placement Day function at the Thiagarajar College of Engineering, he emphasised the need to comprehend the present scenario and make adjustments accordingly to succeed in life.
Expressing concern over the decaying value for professional ethics, he said that it would be an uphill task for graduates entering a new arena to follow professional ethics and understand what it meant in delivery of responses as a research scientist.
He exhorted the students to have a thirst for knowledge by keeping an eye on new advancements in the field.
Dr. Kaliappan encouraged the idea of team work and said that such collective responses would help people to evolve new ideas to become a successful professional.
He urged the students to contribute for the development of the nation by showing some interest in politics.
Presiding over the function, Karumuttu T. Kannan, correspondent, stressed the need to develop good communication skills in English.
“Effective communication in business is going to be in English. The market is in need of able hands empowered with good English and anchored with good character in addition to the technological skills necessary for the field,” he said.
The Vice-Chancellor distributed appointment orders for 749 students who had been placed for 2007-2008 in different companies, including multi-national companies such as Tata Consultancy Services, Cognizant, Infosys, Keane and I Nautix.
Two foreign companies, Daeying Shipping from South Korea and Proleed from Saudi Arabia, also conducted campus interview, according to the placement officer of the college, G.K. Raajesh.
In all, 618 undergraduates, including 100 students, who had got dual placement registering a total placement of 93.63 per cent, and 131 postgraduate students, including four who had obtained dual placement, recording total placement of 70.94 per cent, received the appointment orders.
The highest salary on offer was Rs.5.2 lakh per annum while the average salary stood at Rs.3.15 lakh per annum, said Mr. Raajesh.
V. Abhaikumar, Principal, also spoke.