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Date(s) - 11/09/2021
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While businesses that leveraged technology multiplied their earnings during pandemic, other sectors struggled as they cannot cope with emerging technologies. “ Hence we have to carry the society along the development path with all actions geared towards sustainability,”said Dr.R.Velraj, Vice Chancellor, Anna University. 

Addressing students and parents at the 21st. Graduation Day at Sona College of Technology on September 11, 2021, Dr. Velraj said, not everyone would be able to cope with the fast changing technology. Hence those who are better adaptable to change should take along those lagging behind “We have to think about sustainable development without leading to disorder in the environment. Coal as a energy source lead to environmental disaster and hence the world is changing to adopt clean, green and sustainable energy sources. Know how to bring the surrounding society into the development system”, Dr. R.Velraj told the students. 

Stating that without innovation the country cannot progress, he called upon students to turn innovation into products and incubate business making use of the incubation facilities available in the colleges. He added that students must flavor their core specializations with additional knowledge in emerging areas like Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and Internet of Things (IoT). “Outcomes of education should be commercialized, inducing growth of production and exports”, said Dr.Velraj in his concluding remarks. 

Declaring open the Graduation Day ceremony, Chairman C.Valliappa said interdependence has to be embraced over the drive towards independence. Stressing the need for mastering, English communication skill he said there was no upper limit to growth to a person who communicates well and also excels in his chosen field. “The good name you earn in society is our brand name. Wherever you are, you will be our ambassadors,” said the Chairman, encouraging the graduates to remain in touch though not physically. 

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In his address, Vice Chairman, Chocko Valliappa urged students to question themselves their reason for studying in Sona and introspect whether their expectations had been fulfilled.  Stressing upon the need for lifelong learning after obtaining their professional degrees, he informed that the college is going to launch 12 Advanced Diploma Courses with Anna University’s concurrence. 

Vice Chairman, Thyagu Valliappa, urged students to adopt a positive mental attitude and flexibility on the face of challenges they may come across in future by treating them as opportunities. He reminded students how during the pandemic, technology showed the way forward to overcome obstacles.  

The Principal, Dr.S.R.R. Senthilkumar read the graduation day report. As many as 1172 students received their degrees. They include 856 undergraduates, 300 postgraduates and 16 Ph.Ds. About 19,000 plus students have graduated from Sona College of Technology up to 2019-20. 

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