Hyderabad: To meet the challenges of 21st century innovation, the nation has to build expertise in fundamental sciences like maths, physics, chemistry and biology, said Niti Aayog member Dr V.K. Saraswat, former DRDO head, at the 20th convocation of the University of Hyderabad on Monday.
The university awarded degrees to 1,458 students including 210 PhD scholars. Gold medals were presented to 111 students for exemplary performances.
Ms Judagiri Santha Kumari, MA Telugu, won five donor gold medals to top the charts. During the year, Mr Krishna Chaitanya Reddy of MTech (artificial intelligence) received the highest offer of `12 lakh per annum from JP Morgan Chase.
About 270 students have been picked up more than 100 companies this year
Dr Saraswat said, “Youth have an outstanding opportunity to bring transformative changes into societies around the world. They are at the forefront promoting sustainable development values such as human rights and social justice. Youth are best positioned to offer new way of thinking and fresh conceptualisation.”.
He said the philosophy of young people of the nation must comprise design thinking and innovation. “Design is a continuous process of innovation that develops gradually, not abruptly. Creativity is both soul and spirit of design. Design thinking is an active process that strives for continuous reinvention and consistently challenging the existing things in a way ahead to ongoing evolution. We need to think creatively in daily life not only in technocratic traditions but also in terms of enhancing the daily lives of people”, said Dr. Saraswat.
UoH Vice-Chancellor Prof. Appa Rao Podile said the university was ranked near the top and was achieving honours.
The Chancellor’s Award was conferred on the following teachers: Prof. Ravi Kumar Gutti, School of Life Sciences; Prof. Alok Singh, School of Computer and Information Sciences; Prof. Tushar Jana, School of Chemistry; Prof. Nagaraju Gundimeda, School of Social Sciences; Dr Md. Zahidul Haque, School of Humanities....