5th Students CONVOCATION held on 20 th June 2015
The Fifth Convocation of Vel Tech Rangarajan Dr.Sagunthala R&D Institute of Science and Technology, held at the University Convocation Hall on 20th June 2015 in the presence of Founder Chancellor &President Dr. Rangarajan and Foundress President Dr.Sagunthala Rangarajan. The Chairperson Managing Trustee Mrs.Mahalakshmi Kishore, Vice President K.V.D Kishore Kumar and Chancellor Dr.R.P.Bajpai attended the Ceremony.
Prof. Beela Satyanarayana , Vice Chancellor welcomed the Chief Guest Hon’able Minister ShriYalamanchaliSatyanarayanaChowdary, Minister of State for Science and Technology and Earth Sciences, other dignitaries, Graduants and parents for this solemn occasion of the 5th convocation. He expressed the milestone events, achievements of the university and highlighted the National and International success stories of students excelling in academics and research with “Education for Societal Growth” as nucleus.
The Chief Guest Hon’able Minister Y.S. Chowdary was conferred with Honorary Degree of Doctor of Science for his considerable contribution in the areas of academics, sports, social entrepreneurship,innovation in engineering, poverty alleviation, agriculture and rural development. In his Convocation address, he expressed his immense pleasure to be amidst brilliant young minds. In the present situation of the unlimited demands and limited resources, he reminded the importance of the roll of private education sector for more contribution to enhance the skill development process.He appreciated the management, faculty and student for the enormous progress in innovation and research. He asked the youth to participate in Swachh Bharat and Swasth Bharat. He emphasized the importance of resource optimization in Engineering. He was impressed on the arrangements for International Yoga Day. He called upon the young graduands to strive to make the nation a technology exporter with research.
The Deans of Faculties presented the graduands and toppers and the Chief Guest gave away the medals, Cash awards and Degree Certificates. The parents were proud to see their wards successfully graduated from the Vel Tech Dr.RR & Dr.SR University.
Profile of Chief Guest Hon’able Minister Y.S Chowdary
Shri Yalamanchili Satyanarayana Chowdary is the Hon’ble Minister of State for Ministry of Science & Technology and Earth Sciences. He has completed his M.E. (Machine Tool) from P.S.G. College of Technology, Coimbatore. and B.E. (Mechanical) from Chaitanya Bharathi Institute of Technology (CBIT), Hyderabad. His Experience in business development & employment generation includes distinguished himself as a technocrat entrepreneur and played a major role in establishing the Sujana Group of Companies, a 27 year old group, along with his friends and associates, providing direct and indirect employment to over 10,000 persons.
He has been a constant driving force in motivating his associates and in fostering high growth rates by all the group companies. During the last four years, he had come out of executive responsibilities in the management of the Group, by relinquishing them in favour of his associates. His present involvement with the Group is in non-executive role.
Mr. Chowdary has a very good understanding of the issues hindering rapid growth of Indian manufacturing industry and actively works with Government agencies and industrial bodies in developing implementable solutions for these issues.Mr. Chowdary has also been associated with the development of Medical education.
Mr Chowdary is a Member of Parliament, Rajya Sabha from Andhra Pradesh, since June, 2010.
Mr Chowdary’s Dedicated Parliamentarian gets feather in the cap as he is Highly disciplined and dedicated Telugu Desam Party’s, Member of Parliament has been given a very important responsibility by appointing him to the coveted post of the Leader of the TDP in Parliament.
He is the incharge of the performance of the party which consist total 22 Members in both Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha. He has been given this responsibility as he is sincere party worker and Parliamentarian. Party leader is confident that he can take care of the interest of the state and party in the Parliament.
Mr Chowdary is a very active Member of Rajya Sabha who participates in all the important issues raised in the house as well as well aware of his responsibilities towards the people and the government.According to the PRS report his track record of Parliament is taken as excellent.
Mr Chowdary was elected to Rajya Sabha on June 22, 2010. According to the data corresponds to the period June 2009 to Feb 2014 his attendance in the house comes to 79% whereas the national average is 77%. He has participated in 37 debates of various serious state and national issues. The National Average of participation in debates by Rajya Sabha Member comes to 29.8. He has asked 343 Questions in the house from various ministries whereas the National Average of Questions asked comes to 213.
He has participated in Rajya Sabha proceedings by raising Special Mention on many important national and state issues, Motion of thanks on the President’s address on behalf of his party, Party’s reaction on the General Budget And the most important asking Questions in the Rajya Sabha on various subjects like Agriculture, Finance, Water Resources, Railways, Social Justice and Empowerment, Labour and Employment etc.
His Social and Cultural Activities, Literary, Artistic and Scientific Accomplishments and other Special Interests includes Promoting social welfare activities through ‘Sujana Foundation’, especially for the service of the under privileged in the areas of education and healthcare has been a priority for Mr. Chowdary. He takes active participation in relief works undertaken for those affected due to natural calamities. With the firm belief that nurturing entrepreneurial spirit in present generation of youth is essential for the rapid economic growth of the Country, Mr.Chowday has been lending support and organising motivational camps and entrepreneurial development workshops for the youth in various parts of the State.
He has participated in many International Parliamentary Programmes. To highlight one of them is his Participation as a representative of the Parliament of India in the 7th India – Yale Parliamentary Leadership Program, 2013 presented by Yale University, and Center for Policy Research – New Delhi, Governance and Public Policy Initiative held in June, 2013 in Connecticut, USA.
In this programme, the parliamentarians discussed significant issues related to:
• Gender Equality & Women Empowerment
• Global Healthcare & the MDG
• Global Education Issues
• Campaign Finance & Accountability
• Impact of Social Media on Election Campaigns
• Cyber Security & Internet Governance
The program provides the parliamentarians with opportunities to critically think about the challenges of leadership and to explore freely, away from the legislative arena, the issues facing India.
He is an active member of Young Presidents Organization (YPO), a powerful network of young chief executives world over.
Young Presidents Organization (YPO), founded in 1950 in New York City, which unites approximately 20,000 business leaders in more than 120 countries around with a shared mission of “BETTER LEADERS THROUGH EDUCATION AND IDEA EXCHANGE”.
Mr. Chowdary hails from a well educated bureaucrat family. His maternal grandfather was a graduate even in those days and was a rich farmer. His paternal grandfather, an IPS officer, retired as DGP and received an award for his services from the then Prime Minister Sri Lal Bahadur Sashtry. Mr. Chowdary’s father, who served the State Govt. and retired as Chief Engineer also received several awards for honest services.
Mr. Chowdary is happily married; his wife Mrs. Padmaja is a housewife. They have a Son and a Daughter. Son, Karthik is studying Economics and Entrepreneurship at University Of Massachusetts, Boston, USA and daughter, Naga Chandini is studying BBM in Hyderabad.
Mr. Chowdary is a Fellow of Institution of Engineers.
Respected founder president and chancellor,
May I request you to be so kind as to confer the honorary degree of doctor of science on our honourable Minister Shri Y.S.Chowdary.