Bengaluru: The 3rd Annual Convocation of CMR University (CMRU) was held today at the DWANI Auditorium, CMR Institute of Technology (CMRIT) campus, AECS Layout, Bengaluru. Padma Vibhushana Dr. D. Veerendra Heggade, Dharmadhikarigalu, Sree Kshetra, Dharmasthala was the Chief Guest for the event and he delivered the convocation address.
At the convocation, one Ph.D, 139 Post Graduate students from MBA, M.Com, MSW, M.Sc. (Psychology-Clinical), M.Sc. (Psychology-HRDM), EMBA, LLM (Commercial Law) LLM (Constitutional Law) and 153 Under Graduate students from B.Com, B.Com (H), BBA, BA were awarded their degree certificates.
A total of 16 students were also awarded gold medals for their meritorious achievements.
Highly acclaimed Vedic Scholar and Researcher, Daivajna K.N. Somayaji was awarded the Honorary Degree of “Doctor of Literature” (D.Lit.) in recognition of his distinguished contributions in the field of Vedic Science and Philosophy. He expressed his gratitude towards the CMR Group of Institutions for recognising his efforts and bestowing this honour upon him.
The programme was presided over by Dr. Sabitha Ramamurthy, The Chancellor, CMR University, Shri. K.C. Ramamurthy, IPS, Member of Parliament, Rajya Sabha & Chairman, CMR Group of Institutions & Shri. K. R. Jayadeep, Pro-Chancellor, CMR University were also part of the convocation.
Dr. D. Veerendra Heggade, Dharmadhikarigalu, Sree Kshetra, Dharmasthala, said, “I am extremely pleased to be present here at the 3rd Convocation of CMR University. In all the institutions I run under the Dharmasthala Group, we give special importance on the understanding of Indian ethos and values, along with excellence in conceptual understanding. Modern practices and use of technology should be welcomed as great facilitators of learning but these should not come about at the expense of core Indian values-integrity, reverence, gratitude and social responsibility. Things have changed in the last ten years and we have come to the realisation that whatever orientation is provided should be coupled with practical corporate experience. The time has come not only to start a school of Law, Commerce, but also a school of Vedic Sciences where they teach various aspects of Philosophy and Astrology. There has been a tremendous change in the city with respect to opportunities we have in India today. We didn’t have even 5% of the present opportunities about 50 years ago, when I studied here.”