THANJAVUR: Sridhar Vembu, Co-founder and CEO of Zoho Corporation, stressed the need to create hi-tech jobs in small towns to retain talent there.
Delivering the keynote address at the 31st convocation of SASTRA University on Saturday, Vembu said though Thanjavur had a world-class university like SASTRA, it still did not have industries that could make use of the talents produced.
“Around 75 per cent of graduates would migrate to metro cities in search of jobs, while the rest would go abroad,” Vembu said, adding for every single hi-tech job created here, five others were created elsewhere. As many as 3,473 students were awarded degrees that included 46 doctorates.
R Janani and Dr Manju Bhargavi were awarded the best doctoral thesis award in Sciences and Engineering respectively, carrying cash award of D25,000 each and citation. R Madhumitha was the Best Outgoing Student. ENS