An engineering graduate from any institution can achieve great heights in his profession if he has three important qualities – involvement, innovation and teamwork.

Presenting himself as an example to this theory, Mylswamy Annadurai, scientific programme director, Chandrayaan project, Indian Space Research Organisation, delivered the 26{+t}{+h}graduation day address at Adhiparasakthi Engineering College (APEC), Melmaruvathur.

Mr. Annadurai said involvement in work not only helped hone the skills of a person but also helped expand his knowledge.

Similarly, thinking and executing the work with a tint of innovation, supported by teamwork, would result in achieving great heights in the profession and also help the organisation grow further.

“It is not necessary that bright students always emerge from the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) alone. Any student with qualities of involvement, innovation and teamwork ability is just as qualified as those from the IITs,” he said.

Mr. Annadurai gave away medals and certificates to 52 university rank-holders — including S. Priya, K. Saranya and M. Sivasakthi of the ME (VLSI) course, who secured the 2{+n}{+d}, 4{+t}{+h} and 6{+t}{+h} ranks, respectively, at Anna University, and S. Hemavathi from the MCA stream, who secured the 6{+t}{+h} rank at the University.

A total of 758 graduates received their degree certificates at the function, attended by G.B. Senthil Kumar, correspondent, APEC, and V. Ramasamy, principal, APEC.