The 32nd convocation of Avinashilingam Institute for Home Science and Higher Education for Women was held today.
The Hon’ble Union Minister for Education, Dr.Shri.Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank delivered the convocation address, through video conferencing, on the occasion. He was also conferred with an Honorary Doctorate on the occasion.
Speaking on the occasion, the Union Minister congratulated the students on the occasion.
He mentioned that it is a proud moment for them, their teachers and their parents. Referring to the importance of women’s education he mentioned how Swami Vivekananda had pointed out that the education of both men and women was needed for the development of the nation. The Minister said that in recent times on many of his visits to different prestigious educational institutions he felt happiness and pride to see that most of the top rankers were girl students.
The Hon’ble Minister lauded that the vision and foresight of the University’s founder Shri. T.S. Avinashilingam Chettiar has helped the institution touch great heights.
He urged the students to not just worry about their own future but also about the country’s and work towards the betterment of the nation, while also wishing them a bright future on the occasion.
A Hononary Doctorate was conferred on Dr.Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank on the occasion. Earlier Dr.Mrs.Premavathy Vijayan, Vice Chancellor of the university delivered the welcome address and read out the annual report.
This was followed by the address of Dr.S.P.Thyagarajan, who also declared the convocation open. Also present on the occasion were Dr.T.S.K.Meenakshisundaram, Managing Trustee, Avinashilingam Educational Trust, Dr.Mrs. S.Kowsalya, Registrar of the University and Prof. Veera Somaiah, UGC nominee.
A total of 2507 (UG- 1893, PG-534, Mphil-40 and Phd-40) degrees were awarded on the occasion. While the top rankers received their degrees in person, the rest received them virtually.