Date: August 18, 2017
The Academic Orientation Programme was celebrated at SRM University Delhi-NCR (Sonepat), where hundreds of newly-enrolled students and their parents participated with attention and enthusiasm. After lamp-lighting and invocation to goddess Saraswati, Dr. Sanjay Vishwanathan, P.S. to Chancellor, SRM University, displayed a video-clip on the academic journey of SRM Group of Institutions from its beginning to the present times.
Dr I K Sharma, Dean-Academics, welcomed the gathering, encouraged the students for choosing SRM University Delhi-NCR, and emphatically articulated the need, progress and innovation discourse of the modern science and technology and its importance in a developing society. Chief-Guest Shri Ashwin Shenvi, IPS, Superintendant of Police, Sonepat, Haryana, in his key-note address, not only greeted the new-comers of the university but also inculcated the value of self-confidence and positive attitude. Acknowledging the fact that he was immensely inspired by Dr A P J Abdul Kalam, he advised the students to reach whatever positions they want to be. Shri P. Dasgupta, Career Education, IBM India/South Asia, emphasized on convergence of knowledge, adaptability to new technology and developing skills for achieving a successful career. Dr. P. Prakash, Vice-Chancellor, SRM University Delhi-NCR, exhorted that today is a memorable day as SRM University is meant for higher education and cutting-edge research, and aimed at making a world-class university with all its latest infrastructure and research facilities. Moreover, he cheerfully counseled to the newly-joined students the importance of knowledge production and acquisition through expansion, equity and excellence along with ethos and ethics.
Shri Ravi Pachamoothoo, Hon’ble Chancellor, SRM University Delhi-NCR, encouraged the students, expressed the vision of University, and inspired that the SRM Universities at Chennai, Sonepat, Gangtok and Amravati, including all other colleges and institutions, are imparting and inculcating around 100,000 students, who represent different countries and their diverse culture. Most importantly, he pointed out, 6000 students of SRM Group are employed by reputed institutions across the globe this year. He also felicitated thirty eight meritorious students with Chancellor’s Scholarship. The function ended with a vote of thanks by Prof Manish Bhalla, Registrar, followed by the National Anthem.