HYDERABAD: Granules India chairman and managing director Krishna Prasad Chigurupati has advised students to embrace failure, learn from it, build on it and move forward.
Addressing the 12th Convocation of GITAM Deemed-to-be-University here on Saturday, he said, “It is important to realise that failure is inevitable. Given your considerable success already, your idea of failure might not be too far from the average person’s idea of success. But it is impossible to live without failure unless you never risk it at all. So, understand that failure is part of life and be bold in your choices. It is a key part of learning,” Krishna Prasad stated.
GITAM president M. Sri Bharat was present on the occasion.
As many as 1,320 students received their degrees at the convocation in different streams, such as engineering, pharmacy, science, management and humanities. Thirteen students received gold medals and rank certificates from Granules India chief, who was conferred honorary doctorate of science by GITAM on the occasion.
University vice-chancellor Prof. K. Siva Rama Krishna, in his annual report, said the GITAM is teaching 23,000 regular students, 80,000 distance learners, and 1,500 research scholars with the help of 1,445 faculty members in 245 undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral programmes.
Registrar Dr. D. Gunasekharan, deans Prof. C. Vijaya Sekhar and Syed Akbaruddin, secretary M. Bharadwaj, and resident director D.V.V.S.R. Varma were among those who participated in the convocation....