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Innovate and create jobs, V-C exhorts youth

Honour: M.K. Surappa presenting a degree to a student at the graduation day of Rajalakshmi Engineering College. Also seen is Thangam Meganathan, chairperson, Rajalakshmi Institutions.

Honour: M.K. Surappa presenting a degree to a student at the graduation day of Rajalakshmi Engineering College. Also seen is Thangam Meganathan, chairperson, Rajalakshmi Institutions.   | Photo Credit: Special Arrangement

Instead of looking at jobs in the government and private sectors, educated youth have to think about creating jobs for others through their innovation for benefit of society and its people, said Prof. M.K. Surappa, Vice-Chancellor, Anna University.

At the 18th Graduation Day of Rajalakshmi Engineering College (REC), he said the number of graduates produced in the country was so large, it was not practical for companies to provide jobs to all of them.

“It is now time for you with your knowledge, creativity and innovation to look around and see what you can do for society,” he said.

To make this happen, the new graduates have to bear in mind that learning was a continuous process especially in the present era, where innovation was the key to stay relevant to society, profession and the company, he said.

The students have to keep updating themselves with all the knowledge around them. “The changes that you have been seeing for the last 10 years is going to happen at a much higher pace and scale. Keep yourself ready to confront these challenges,” he said.

More learning opportunities

Automation and Artificial Intelligence would change the way people live and the next decade would witness faster growth which meant tremendous learning and opportunities, said Muthu Kumar Thanu, Group Chief HR Officer, TAFE.

Thangam Meganathan, chairperson, Rajalakshmi Institutions presided over the convocation, in which 1,319 students received degrees. Prof. C.R. Muthukrishnan, Advisor, REC, and S.N. Murugesan, Principal, spoke.

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