ERODE: Engineering colleges should hold workshops, seminars and conferences more often to improve skills, creativity and innovation of students, advised Anna University Vice Chancellor Dr M Rajaram.
Handing over degree certificates to over 571 graduates at the 10th Convocation Ceremony of Vellalar College of Engineering and Technology, here on Saturday, Rajaram said that students are able to gain entry into engineering colleges after stupendous effort. Their ultimate purpose of technical education is to secure a good living.
Rajaram said, “Education goes beyond books and the creativity and innovativeness of students should be tapped by conducting workshops, seminars and conferences. Such events enable students to adopt new technologies and become entrepreneurs.”
He emphasised the role of institutions in inculcating the spirit of entrenpreneurship, ethical values, sense of self-analysis, leadership and decision making and underlined the role of students in building a prosperous nation, and asked the students to strengthen their strengths, rectify their weaknesses, utilise the opportunities and tackle the threats.