VELLORE: Shubhangi Swaroop, first woman pilot of Indian Navy, and to-be-bureaucrat Sahil Gupta, and CEOs of Spain and Singapore-based companies were felicitated by the prestigious Vellore Institute of Technology at its 23rd annual alumni Meet held on Friday.
Swarup, (B.Tech Biotech, 2016), Gupta (B.Tech, Civil Engg, 2013), now on training in Andhra Pradesh, Arabdha Sudhir (B.Tech, CSE, 2011), Managing Director and Founder, Iconiq Labs, Spain and Abhishek Gupta (B.Tech, EIE, 2010), Founder, Edgebotix, CEO and Co Founder of Movel AI, Singapore were presented with “Young Achievers” Award at the event.
VIT Chancellor Dr G Vishwanathan also launched a website “Namma Vellore” started by a former student Manibharathi and also released an English book which is a compilation of works by former students.
In his address, Dr Viswanathan said that former students of VIT who had come from rural areas all over the country were now excelling and were employed in leading companies all over the world and occupying important positions. Many former students had even established their own companies abroad. It was possible to achieve these only through education, he said.
“Higher education is very important. VIT has grown exponentially that it is competing with premier global institutions of higher learning. VIThas produced many achievers. Today, VIT ranks first among institutions that have published research papers,” he said.
Every year on Republic Day, former students of VIT gather at their alma mater and those students who had excelled in different walks of life – industry, government service, academics or entrepreneurs are felicitated.
After handing over prizes to former students of VIT who had excelled themselves at the national and global level, R. Lakshmi Narayanan, Co-founder and Emeritus Vice Chairman, Cognizant Technologies, said the students should conduct themselves with discipline and leadership qualities.
“They should grow up as achievers with accomplishments through technology. He said that it was to be appreciated that a number of students from VIT were employed in Cognizant,” he said....