B.S. Abdur Rahman University, Chennai, celebrated its third convocation ceremony on the university campus at Vandalur.
The convocation function was inaugurated by the Chief Guest, Vice-Chancellor of the University Grants Commission, New Delhi, H Devraj. The Chairman of the University Abdul Rahman Buhari was also present in the function.
A total of 1,125 students were honored with the degrees in the convocation. 26 students received gold medals.
H Devraj, a former professor of Chemistry at the University of Madras.
H Devraj said, "The real drivers of India's growth are the educational institutions and students here are fortunate to be a part of this wonderful University."
"Quality remains in the teachers. Without quality teachers there can be no quality students. Teaching should inculcate a sense of belonging in the students. A teacher is one who should tranform himself into a guru. And gurus cannot be replaced by google," he said.
UGC and Government of India is planning to invest Rs 25,000/- crores in higher education in India. Some of the investment would go to the newly established universities to aid setting up centres of innovation, Devral told at the convocation function.
B.S. Abdur Rahman University, Vandalur, Chennai-600048, (formerly B.S. Abdur Rahman Crescent Engineering College) has been established under section 3 of the UGC Act 1956. The University is located in the outskirts of Chennai city on the G.S.T. Road, (Chennai-Trichy National Highway) 7 km from Tambaram and 2 km from Vandalur Railway Station and 17 km from the International Airport.
B.S Abdur Rahman University, was an institution acclaimed throughout India for its quality in teaching and research. Being one of the largest engineering institutions in India, it lays emphasis on innovative research, investment in high-quality facilities and first-rate infrastructure.