The 34th Annual Convocation of Avinashilingam Institute for Home Science and Higher Education for Women (Deemed to be University), recently accredited with A++ Grade with a CGPA of 3.65/4, was held on Saturday, 21 January 2023 in the Thiruchitrambalam Auditorium on the University premises.
Shri. Dharmendra Pradhan, Hon’ble Minister of Education and Minister of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Government of India, was the Chief Guest and he delivered the Convocation Address.
In his convocation address, starting with Vanakkam Coimbatore, he went on to appreciate the founder and paid tributes to the people who are running the institution with some great features and for over 7 decades. He also spoke about Tamil language. Quoting PM Narendra Modi ‘Tamil language is the oldest language of the civilisation’ during the recently done Kashi Sangamam. He also added that Thirukural will be a compass for the civilisational lifestyle in these days.
He said this ministry has been a learning experience and Tamil Nadu is very much ahead of others in education. Women Education is one of the best things that can happen and NEP is very much addressing the issue. A document with lot of new features with emphasis like teach, read write in mother tongue.
The foreign university will be opened in India so we take their expertise in their learning and adopt it to India. He added that University is always a melting point of ideas. He also emphasised to get away from some colonial mindset suggesting the next convocation will have a localised textile for protocol.
He also added that in this academic ecosystem the teacher is also equally important stakeholder as much as the student is and the capacity building of the teachers according to the 21st century skillset is important, He specifically praised the capacity building efforts of the teachers by the university.
Earlier Prof. S.P.Thyagarajan, Chancellor, presided over the convocation and declared the ceremony open to confer the degrees.
Vice Chancellor Dr. Bharathi Harishankar welcomed the gathering and gave the annual report.
During the convocation a total number of 2705 candidates from all disciplines were conferred their degrees.
52 Ph.D. Scholars
2 M.Phil. Scholars
29 PG Diploma/Advanced Diploma
554 Postgraduates and
The Ph.D. Scholars and the rank holders received their degrees on the stage. Along with the Chief Guest and the Chancellor, the Avinashilingam Education Trust Institutions Managing Trustee Dr.T.S.K.Meenakshisundaram, Vice Chancellor Dr. Bharathi Harishankar, Registrar Dr. S. Kowsalya, Dr Sundararaman, Trustees, Members of the Board of Management, Academic Council Members, Deans, Teaching and Non-Teaching Staff, Students, Parents and Well-wishers participated in the convocation.
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