Graduation Day address
TIRUNELVELI: Graduates entering the highly competitive job market with a technical degree should improve their communication and analytical skills and capacity to understand the fundamentals to become an employable product, the Additional Director of Technical Education, Directorate of Technical Education, S. Arumugam, has said.
Delivering the graduation day address at Government College of Engineering here on Friday, he said though the State produced the highest number of engineering graduates and diploma-holders in the country every year with better quality, only 20 per cent of them were `employable product,' which meant that they required some more skills to become `superior stuff.'
"After methodically understanding the fundamentals, they should be able to exhibit their analytical capacity and communicate it in a commanding manner in group discussions and personal interviews, which alone would fetch the individual better positions. These cutting-edge qualities can be achieved only through sustained personal efforts and positive change in the attitude," Dr. Arumugam said.
He urged the engineers to be a knowledgeable and enthusiastic team player, the basic qualities for successful and renowned scientists, who invented revolutionary products.
He emphasized the need for managing `stress,' a common problem being observed among present day's engineers, by enjoying the beauty of nature and using the fruits of technical advancements in the most judicious manner.
"Never look back, but look for better opportunities laced with nice planning and enthusiasm in a world, which can be transformed into a better place to live peacefully," he appealed.
A total of 332 graduates, including 59 (48 regular and 11 part-time students) in Computer Science, 56 (37 regular and 19 part-time) in Civil Engineering, 73 (56 regular and 17 part-time) in Electronics and Communication Engineering, 55 (33 regular and 22 part-time) in Electrical and Electronics Engineering, 51 (32 regular and 19 part-time) in Mechanical Engineering, 12 in ME (Computer Science), 11 in ME (Power Electronics) and 15 in ME (Engineering Design) received their degrees.
The Principal, GCE, S. Annadurai, the Vice-Principal, Damodhara Swamy, faculty members and others participated.