Manipal: Shape your future and succeed in world of abundance

By Alexander Chandy
Udupi Today Media Network

  • 25th Convocation of Manipal University

Manipal, 19 November 2017:  “You are proud members of new India, new world. A world and a future for all the challenges it is facing is one of abundance. Abundance of imagination, abundance of opportunities, abundance of choices, and abundance of creativity.” That was the message Mr Anand Sudarshan, founder and Director Sylvant Advisors had for the graduating students of Manipal University at the 25th Convocation at KMC Greens here on Saturday.



“It is also a future that has already started happening. And, with a foundation that is very different from what we have seen over the last two decades and more. Social media has taken the world by storm. Global powers are getting rearranged oh-so quickly. Yesterday’s heroes of Indian IT industry are being forced to re-invent. Fossil fuel vehicles are beginning to be supplemented (and eventually replaced, perhaps) by electric cars.


It is a brave new world – a future for you to bravely shape for yourself, and to thrive and succeed in ways different from our generation. Mr. Sudarshan shared five suggestions that he believed would stand them in good stead. Be Curious, Imaginative & Creative; Be Purposeful, True & Courageous; Be Positive & Joyous; Be Committed & Resilient; Be both Passionate & Compassionate. These he said “Will be your companion traits as you shape your future and succeed in it”.


Today, was the first of the three days of Convocation, and 1246 of the 3779 under and post graduate students received their degrees. Also, 24 of the 82 PhD scholars were awarded degrees and five best outgoing students presented gold medals. The Convocation was declared open by Pro Chancellor, Dr H.S. Ballal and the Vice Chancellor, Dr H. Vinod Bhat gave an overview of the progress and activity of the university in the last year. Registrar, Dr Narayan Sabhahit gave the vote of thanks.


Gold Medals for best outgoing students: Anushka Pharsi -- B Pharm (MCOPS); Anirban Paul -- BA Journalism and Communication (SOC); Shivangini Singh -- B. Arch (FOA); Athmika Ramachandra -- MA Communication Post Graduate (SOC); Pallavi Kamath -- MBA (SOM).


Super Specialty: The four who received their degrees for super specialty were: Dr M Sudhakar Rao – DM (Cardiology); Dr Ajay Hegde M.Ch (Neuro surgery); Dr Harsha Acharya M.Ch (Paediatric Surgery) and Dr Aseem Kapadia M.Ch (Urology)


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