“E=F where E stands for Education and F stands for Future” said renowned academician and scientist Padma Vibhushan Dr. Raghunath Anant Mashelkar, the Chief Guest, at the grand Convocation ceremony held at BITS Pilani, K K Birla Goa Campus on 3rd August 2014.
At this Convocation 670 students were eligible to receive their degrees. Ms. Namita Paul, Mr Bapat Shounak Vinayak and Mr. Rahul Ameya Ravindra were awarded gold, silver and bronze medals respectively.
The Convocation celebrations kicked off with the unveiling of the mural of Late Shri G. D Birla, the Founder-Chairman of the BITS Pilani University by the Chief Guest Dr. Raghunath Mashelkar. While delivering his Convocation address, Dr. Mashelkar emphasized on the need for education in today’s society, how Institutes of higher learning in India should bring education to the world class standards and should focus on Right to Education, Right Education and Education for all.
Chancellor Kumar Mangalam Birla in his message congratulated the graduating students and their parents. He talked about the need for continuous learning and picking up unprecedented opportunities and not letting them slide by, about giving back to society and maintaining one’s character and practicing the values of honesty, integrity and compassion.
The Director of the Goa campus, Professor K. E. Raman, in his speech, highlighted the achievements of the faculty and students. He also spoke about the active entrepreneurial cell on campus and its ongoing collaborations. The event was concluded by Dr. Radhika Vathsan with the Vote of thanks.