G. Viswanathan, Chancellor, VIT University, on Saturday said change in the society was possible through education and Amaravati would soon be a hub for higher education.
Addressing a gathering after inaugurating the VIT-AP School of Business (VSB) and the BBA class of 2018 at its campus in Amaravati, Mr. Viswanathan said education was an effective tool to usher in positive change in society and students should make the best of it.
S. Jeyavelu, Dean, VSB, gave an overview of the program explaining the unique features such as the 2+2 option with University of Michigan-Dearborn (UMD) whereby a student could go to UMD to do BBA after completing two years of study at VSB .
He also talked about the need to build a perspective among the students to enable them to see the reality as it was and make the right choices. The focus of VSB would be to groom students into good human beings and responsible citizens, he added.
Former Dean, IIM Ahmedabad and Advisor, VSB, Indira Parikh said liberal education was the key to wisdom and great efforts were put in designing the BBA program to help students face life’s challenges and emerge successful.
Executive Director Sandhya Pentareddy exhorted the students to make use of every opportunity provided by the institution and work hard to achieve their goals.
Sekar Viswanathan, Vice President, VIT-AP, threw light on the challenges of being an entrepreneur and spoke about how the VSB BBA curriculum would help them overcome these challenges.
D Subhakar, VC, CLV Sivakumar also participated.