Graduation Ceremony at Nehru College

7th Graduation Ceremony of Nehru Institute of Engineering and Technology held on Sunday, 16thJuly 2017 in P.K. Das Memorial Auditorium, at Nehru Gardens Thirumalayampalayam situated on the National Highway to Palakkad.

The ceremony was formally opened by Dr. P. Krishna Kumar CEO & Secretary, Nehru Group of Institutions. The College report was read by Dr. P. Maniiarasan, Principal, NIET. Dr. P. Krishnakumar, CEO & Secretary, Nehru Group of Institutions felicitated the students with exemplary performance.

B. Sareen, Project Director DST NIMAT, Head Centre for SMEs and Business Development Centre, Entrepreneurship Development of India, Ahmedabad graced the occasion as the Chief Guest of the ceremony. The Chief Guest in his address Respected Chairman, Managing Trustee, The CEO & Secretary, Members of the governing council, Academic Council, members of the faculty and staff, parents and my dear students. It’s my proud privilege to be here with you on the occasion of 7th convocation at this esteemed institution.

May I take this opportunity to convey my sincere thanks to the management of Nehru Institute of Engineering & Technology for giving me this opportunity to meet the bright, young leaders of tomorrow!!

First of all, my heartiest congratulations to the 481 graduating students who have successfully completed their graduation and post-graduate programme in Engineering & Technology. Dear Students, you are now poised to embark upon a new, challenging and, I am sure, hugely rewarding phase of your life. My best wishes to each one of you, as you embark on this exciting journey.
Since I represent the national resource Institute in Entrepreneurship Education, Training, Research and Institution building, let me share with you, some of my thoughts on the fascinating subject of Entrepreneurship.

My dear young friends – India is a land of great opportunities – opportunities that are perhaps incomparable in the world. You are doubly fortunate to be starting your career, at an exciting time like this – the world’s eyes are on India, new business opportunities are unlimited and economic reforms have unshackled the chains on creativity and innovation. We are a very young nation – setting out on a path of sustained economic growth, for decades to come. We already have over a billion fellow Indians. Within the next 15 years, we will have 400 million people below the age of 35 years. Each person, in this bold new generation, will be in the prime of his or her life, striving for a better tomorrow – creating new growth opportunities for budding technocrats like you!

Now, there is the entire global opportunity! Across diverse sectors internationally, the “Made in India” tag is now an increasingly respected brand, valued for quality, reliability, and competitiveness. Truly, with economic reforms in the country and with the virtual removal of all trade barriers, the world is now our market – and our opportunity. The pursuit of these opportunities requires an indomitable spirit of entrepreneurship. And, to be a successful professional, you have to identify opportunities, that have either not existed before, or have not been noticed before by others. It is often said, people, who are crazy enough to think that they can change the world, are the only ones who actually do!

I would like to now share with you, some of my own thoughts on certain aspects that do not, normally form a part of the curriculum. I believe the first, and perhaps the most important requirement for success, as a top professional is a passion for your work – to be able to look forward to every new day of work with a sense of optimism, with a sense of purpose, with a sense of challenge, and with a view to enjoying the work you are doing. I have found that the happiness, which comes from this passion and from the achievement and recognition that follows, is more lasting and far surpasses anything based on earning a little more wealth or obtaining greater material comforts.

It is said that we can do with people, who do not have experience in a particular role, but we cannot do with people who do not have basic competence. Absence of experience can be made up through training and on-the-job performance, but lack of basic competence can never be made up.

I believe successful professionals demands constant raising of the bar to achieve higher and higher levels of performance, encouraging others to stretch and sweat, to venture where few others would think of stepping out, to take calculated risks to achieve growth on an exponential scale, to never give up, to take every obstacle, or setback, or even outright failure, as a learning experience!

My dear young friends, to meet the challenges of the 21st century, India needs young brilliant minds like you with a global vision, who believe in change and transformation, who have the ability to take risks and chart out new growth paths. To guide you in this exciting journey, I would like to end my comments today, by sharing with you the guru-mantras:

Relationship and trust – these are the foundations of success. If you work with determination and with perfection, success will follow. Meeting deadlines is not good enough. Beating deadlines is what is required. Pursue your goals even in the face of difficulties. In every adversity, there is an opportunity. Do not accept defeat. Challenge negative forces. The past will give in. You will certainly succeed. Never give up. Hope is your most powerful weapon. Self-confidence is your greatest asset. Ordinary people, when motivated, achieve extraordinary things. Pedigree is no longer of any significance in modern India. It is performance that is crucial. Recognition is your greatest reward. Work till your last breath. Work is worship.

There is no short cut to success. All aspiring people should have both the short term and long term visions as both these are indispensable for success. The will to perform should be there because the only way to succeed is through performance.

Then there is Speed and Perfection. If one has to choose between the two, Speed should always be the first choice because if we concentrate on maintaining Speed, Perfection will always follow.

The Chief Guest there up on gave the degree to each student. After the distribution of degrees the oath taking of the degree recipients was done. Finally the Graduation Ceremony was dissolved, continued with this was the playing of National Anthem.

The Academic procession moved back in the reverse order and the degree awardees followed at the back of the procession. The ceremony was ended with a ray of hope and joy.