‘Upcoming IT park is expected to provide 25,000 jobs’
TIRUPUR: Revenue and Housing Minister I. Periasamy on Thursday said self confidence and self discipline were important to achieve higher goals in life.
Delivering a convocation address after presenting degree certificates to students at the eighth convocation of Tirupur Kumaran College for Women here, Mr. Periasamy said the students graduated from Government colleges need not feel inferior. The Minister said the students graduated from Government Arts and Science colleges were excelling in the Civil Service examinations. The arts and science graduates were good at general knowledge than their counterparts in engineering and medical colleges.
“Education is playing a crucial role in shaping up a person’s career.” Mr. Periasamy said teachers, particularly in colleges, were playing a vital role in bringing a student up in social ladder. Rural Industries Minister Pongalur N. Palanisamy, who laid the foundation for construction of additional classrooms, said Coimbatore district has been doing extremely well in the field of education.
He said the upcoming information technology park was expected to provide 25,000 jobs. The Tamil Nadu Government was taking all efforts to increase employment opportunities for the youth, he added.
Slum Clearance Minister Suba. Thangavelan, Higher Education secretary K. Ganesan, and Tirupur Municipal Chairman K. Selvaraj greeted the students on receiving their degrees. Tirupur MLA and Correspondent of the college C. Govindasamy presided over the function.
A total of 416 students received their degrees. A. Pavithra (B.Com C.A.) and L. Vijayalakshmi (B.Sc Microbiology) who won first rank in the Bharathiar University examinations and nine other university rank holders received prizes. Eight students who won university ranks in Post Graduate courses were also honoured at the function.