Honour for bright minds

Honour for bright minds

College Day

Felicitation A student receiving an award.

The college is also celebrating its silver jubilee this year, which was an added reason to honour and celebrate the achievers of the college. Cash awards were given away to students with excellent academic track record.

The academic awards, which included gold medals with certificates, were given away to 121 students who had earned distinction in all the semesters, 390 students who secured 80 per cent and above and students securing cent percent in individual subjects. Eight rank holders were also given a cash award of Rs 50,000.

Sportspersons and students, who were exceptionally good at cultural events, were also honoured. Staff members were also given cash awards for authoring text books, publishing research papers and securing project grants. B R Ravikanthe Gowda, Deputy Commissioner of Police, North East Division, Bangalore was the chief guest. The annual reports and achievements with regard to academic, placement, cultural and sports activities were placed before the gathering by M S Indira, the principal.

Chief guest B R Ravikanthe Gowda spoke about the growth of science and technology in India. He said that a fair combination of  bureaucrats and technocrats will give good results in serving the public. “Sustainable development is the problem faced by the engineers. A good engineer is one who uses minimum resources to get optimum results. Modern science and technology are inter-related and this should be understood. Steel and concrete do not make an institution but it is the teachers who build the institution,” he said. The college magazine, Brindavana and the college newsletter Darpan was released during the programme.

Anwesha Sharma, the tenth rank holder for 2010 computer science branch, elated with the college’s initiative, said, “I didn’t expect it at all and am overjoyed to be honoured. It felt very nice and I also met all my teachers and classmates. I attribute my success to all my teachers. Without them, it would have been difficult to achieve this feat.”

Megha Deshpande, a student honoured for acquiring 80 per cent in all eight semesters, said that she felt very happy. “The initiative is great and I feel appreciated for my efforts.”  When asked what she attributed her success too, she said, “The teaching in the college was great and complemented well with the effort I put in.”