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‘India needs engineers who can think outside the box’

Swami Ramakrishnanda Puri, Member, Board of Management, Amrita University, presenting degree certificate to a graduand at the 12th Convocation of Amrita University in Coimbatore on Monday. Union Minister Harsh Vardhan (third left), N. Chandrasekaran (second right), CEO and Managing Director, TCS, and Vice-Chancellor P. Venkat Rangan (right) are in the picture. —Photo: Special Arrangement

Swami Ramakrishnanda Puri, Member, Board of Management, Amrita University, presenting degree certificate to a graduand at the 12th Convocation of Amrita University in Coimbatore on Monday. Union Minister Harsh Vardhan (third left), N. Chandrasekaran (second right), CEO and Managing Director, TCS, and Vice-Chancellor P. Venkat Rangan (right) are in the picture. —Photo: Special Arrangement  

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India is in need of engineers who can come up with outside the box solutions, innovate and work with dedication and sincerity, Union Minister for Science and Technology and Earth Sciences Harsh Vardhan said at the 12{+t}{+h}Convocation of Amrita University in Coimbatore on Monday.

More than 60 years after Independence, the country had professionals who most often had a perfunctory approach to work. This should change; India needed engineers, doctors and professionals who could work with dedication, perfection and precision.

The professionals should also think outside the box to provide solutions for problems plaguing the country.

The lack of commitment had become the biggest problem, said the Mr. Vardhan, adding that was because of lack of values. Or, in other words, professions should have good emotional and spiritual quotients in addition to intelligence quotient.

He urged the engineers, doctors and other graduands to have a dream and work hard to realise the dream.

The graduands should live by values. It may sound clicked but it was very important, said N. Chandrasekaran, CEO and Managing Director, Tata Consultancy Services. By defining for themselves what they stood for, the young professionals could easily take the right decisions.

Emphasising the importance of learning, he said that the young professionals should make learning a continuous process to stay relevant, what with the world changing fast due to technological advancements.

Amrita University Vice-Chancellor P. Venkat Rangan said that the University was working closely with the Wipro group to market a medical pump that would help diabetics. The pump was one of the five U.S. patents the institution enjoyed. In all, the University had 75 patents to its credit.

The University offered 200 degree programmes, 2,000 courses and had 2,000 faculty on board. As many as 5,021 graduands received their degree certificates.

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