Tiruchirapalli

Learning is a lifelong process, graduates told

A candidate receives a degree certificate from the Governor and Chancellor Banwarilal Purohit at the convocation held at Bharathidasan University in Tiruchi on Tuesday.

A candidate receives a degree certificate from the Governor and Chancellor Banwarilal Purohit at the convocation held at Bharathidasan University in Tiruchi on Tuesday.   | Photo Credit: M_SRINATH

Bharathidasan University holds 36th convocation

Capacity to think clearly and intellectual curiosity will intensify the process of learning after getting out of university and taking a plunge into the mainstream of life. Remember to be a lifelong student, Justice S. Baskaran, former Judge, Madras High Court, told graduands of Bharathidasan University on Tuesday. The purpose of real education is to initiate a learning process that transforms learners into good human beings, Justice Baskaran said, delivering his Graduation Day address at the 36th convocation of the university.

The rapid changes in the backdrop of technological proliferation and global accessibility will create new challenges and opportunities, and transform the society in several ways in the future. Once must be equipped to navigate through life. In today's world, one needs to constantly update skills and remain competent to excel in a chosen career. However, the skill and competence needs to be complemented by values - virtues and character, to gain the strength of character to stand the test of time, Justice Baskaran said.

Emphasising on moral leadership, he called for courage emanating from integrity and a sense of values.

A total of 1,262 candidates were conferred degrees by the Governor and Chancellor Banwarilal Purohit in the presence of the Minister for Higher Education and Pro-Chancellor K. P. Anbalagan. Tamil Nadu was in the forefront in the areas of achieving gross enrolment ratio in higher education, number of research scholars registered for Ph. D., and in teacher:student ratio, the Minister said.

Presenting the convocation report, Vice-Chancellor P. Manisankar said the A++ ranking awarded to the university by NAAC has endowed eligibility to conduct distance education programmes and on-line courses and also receive more funding from central government agencies.

A total of 1.42 lakh students from 479 schools have enrolled for SUITS (School - University - Industry Tie-ups Scheme) during 2019-20, the Vice-Chancellor said.

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