Y-O-Y girls have performed better and bagged more gold medals than boys

Bengaluru, 28th March 2022:CMR University, one of the leading and top-ranked private universities in Bengaluru, held its 6th Annual Convocation today at CMRIT Campus (AECS Layout, ITPL Main Road).

Shri Thaawarchand Gehlot, Hon’ble Governor of Karnataka and the visitor at CMR University presided over the event. and Prof. Govindan Rangarajan, Director of Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru, was the Chief Guest at the event. The ceremony was also graced by Shri. K.C. Ramamurthy, IPS (Retd.), Member of Parliament (Rajya Sabha) & Chairman, CMR Group of Institutions who was the Guest of Honor and awarded the medals to the students and Dr. Sabitha Ramamurthy, Chancellor, CMR University awarded the degrees. Shri K.R. Jayadeep, Pro Chancellor, Dr. Tristha Ramamurthy, Provost, Dr. Sanjay Jain, Pro Vice Chancellor and Dr. Praveen R, Registrar were also present during the occasion.

The convocation ceremony of CMR University witnessed the graduation of 1400 students across all seven schools. There were 1400 who received degrees and 26 received doctoral degrees. Twenty-eight students were the rank holders for the year 2021-2022. Among the 28 Gold medalists, 16 were awarded to girls and 12 to boys. Year on year girls have performed better and bagged more gold medals than boys across all disciplines.

Honoris Causa was conferred on Ar. Dinesh Verma, Past President – Designers Guild of India & Practicing Architects Association, Immediate Past Chairperson – Indian Institute of Interior Designers, B’lore, Principal Architect and Managing Director, ACE Group Architects.

Shri Thaawarchand Gehlot, Hon’ble Governor of Karnataka and the visitor at CMR University, in his speech acknowledged that “India has always been a global knowledge house and now we are moving towards becoming the ‘Vishwaguru’. Indian universities are playing a significant role in achieving this larger vision. As the nation prepares itself to be atma nirbhar, the onus will be on the next generation to fulfill the vision. It is heartening to see CMR University’s contribution towards creating globally responsible citizens and nation building as a whole.”

Further, the Honorable Governor stressed on the importance of building environmentally friendly and sustainable nations and addressed the societal problems faced by the country.

Delivering the convocation address, Prof. Govindan Rangarajan, Director of Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru said, “While the pandemic brought the world to stand still, it also opened up avenues for research and advancement. It has exposed the immense need for collaboration and robust research faculties. To tackle global challenges, it is vital for people working in diverse areas to come together and pool in their expertise to address the global challenges. The looming threat of future pandemics and the growing devastation have highlighted the need for collaborations rather than working in silos.”

Adding further he mentioned, “Today, across the world, innovations are happening at an unprecedented pace. Researchers in India are making great strides in quantum technologies, machine learning, neuromorphic computing & cyber-physical systems. Exciting career opportunities await graduates in many of these emerging areas. There is especially a growing need for young students and researchers trained in India to develop indigenous solutions that can help address problems specific to our country, like malnutrition, water scarcity, and infectious diseases like TB & malaria”

Dr. Tristha Ramamurthy, Provost and Vice Chancellor, CMR University, further deliberated, “In 2021-2022, CMR University achieved some significant milestones in the research and innovation arena:

● Dr. Girish Kumar of School of Engineering and Technology ranked again as the top 2% of researchers globally for the second year by the survey conducted by Stanford University (USA) in association with Research Intelligence team, Elsevier (Netherlands)

● The student-led entrepreneurship with five of the startups under the mentorship of CMR University faculty received funding from the Government of Karnataka’s elevate grant

● Students from School of Engineering and Technology Venkat Bharat, Syed Afshana, Jhanavi K Rao – research work on “Covid-19 prediction using ARIMA model” was recognized and published by “WHO” under “Covid-19 Global literature on coronavirus disease”

Adding further, she mentioned, “Students of the University also achieved significant laurels in extra co-curricular activities besides the academic:

● Anand R of Sound Engineering participated in the 50 Hour Music Challenge Competition hosted by MTV and was the runner up Pan Asia. He was also involved in Planning and Designing an online MOOC Course for Music Production.

● Students of the University have been selected in the regional/zonal rounds for the National Environment Youth Parliament 2022 to be held in the Parliament House New Delhi in the month of April. One student was adjudged as the Best Speaker at the Zonal level NEYP.”

CMRU is regarded as one of the progressive and proactive young universities in the state and country for its unparalleled infrastructure, dynamic pedagogy, and assessment techniques. The curriculum is the USP of the university, along with its research strengths. CMRU has reimagined its curriculum and aligned it perfectly with NEP. It aims to prepare students to survive and succeed in a VUCA world, and also nurture creative thinkers who can drive positive global change and be leaders of the world.