NMKRV College for Women holds its 12th Convocation; 609 students get their Degrees

Bengaluru: Six hundred and nine female students today received their degrees at the 12th Convocation of NMKRV College for Women. They include 548 under-graduate and 61 post-graduate students.
Medals were conferred on the rank holders at an impressive function held in the premises of NMKRV College in Jaya Nagar. It was presided over by Dr. M.K. Panduranga Setty, President, Rashtreeya Sikshana Samithi Trust (RSST).
In his Convocation Address, the Vice Chancellor of RV University, Dr. Y.S.R. Murthy stressed the need for skilling, re-skilling and upskilling in order to be ready for the demands of future work place in the 21st Century. Referring to the World Economic Forum 2022 Skills Outlook Report, he highlighted the importance of, among other things, analytical thinking and innovation, creativity, active learning, critical thinking and analysis, emotional intelligence, technology design and programming.
Pointing out to artificial intelligence and many other disruptive technological innovations, Dr. Murthy stressed the need to anticipate, be flexible and quickly adapt to the changes.
Referring to the challenges posed by COVID-19 in the pursuit of studies and placement efforts, Dr. Murthy stressed the importance of Adversity Quotient (AQ) along with Intelligence Quotient (IQ), Emotional Quotient (EQ), Social Quotient (SQ). He added that AQ refers to the measure of one’s ability to go through a rough patch in life and come out without losing mental balance. He urged the students to retain hope and positive optimism to triumph over the current challenges.
Citing the example of Ms. Pratishtha Deveshwar who became the first Indian with disability to have graduated from the University of Oxford, Dr. Murthy emphasized the need to retain composure, optimism and cheerfulness despite adversity. He added that Ms. Pratishtha became a paraplegic following a horrific road accident at the age of 13 and battled many odds to complete her education. He also cited the example of Olympian Anju Bobby George who achieved success and reached the top position with just a single kidney and many other limitations.
Referring to the laurels won by Olympian Boxer and mother of three children, Ms. Mary Kom, Vice Chancellor of RV University urged the students to make a conscious effort to get out of their respective comfort zones and push themselves further. He underscored the need to learn from the example of Phogat sisters, PV Sindhu, Saina Nehwal, Indra Nooyi and also many distinguished alumni of NMKRV College for Women.
Referring to the Fit India movement launched by the Prime Minister, Dr. Y.S.R. Murthy urged the students to devote 30 minutes daily on physical activities and fitness and also contribute to making India a fit and healthy nation. Even as they succeed in their careers, he asked them to remember the poor and the marginalized and contribute to community through social service.
In her welcome address, the Principal of NMKRV College Dr. Snehalata Nadiger expressed happiness about the graduation of students despite many challenges posed by COVID-19 and congratulated the 2020 graduating batch of students and their parents.
Vice Principal, Dr. Vasanta Valli admitted students to their respective degree programmes while the oath was administered to them by Prof. Suman Prasad. Sri M.K. Dattaraj, Trustee, RSST was the Guest of Honour on the occasion.
In 1971, the NMKRV PU College was established with a strength of 150 students and in the year 1973 the “Degree College” came into existence, devoted exclusively to women’s education. Based on the goals of the Rashtreeya Sikshana Samithi Trust, the vision of the college is to ‘Educate, Enrich & Empower girl students. Since its inception, the college has maintained its mission to educate and enrich young women learners to meet the challenges of the changing world.
The founders believed in the dictum ‘Educating a girl child is like educating the entire family’. What began as a small modest initiative has grown in just 47 years as an edifice of educational excellence with more than 2200 students and 150 teaching faculty members. The College became an Autonomous Institution in 2005 and commenced its activities as an Autonomous Institution from the Academic Year 2006-07.
The College offers 15 Undergraduate and six Postgraduate programmes and it is the first in the Bangalore city to start Vocational Course in Commerce – Taxation Procedure and Practice (B.Com – TPP). The College was awarded with ‘College with potential for Excellence’ by UGC in 2010 and 2011. The NMKRV College is recognized as research centre in Chemistry and Commerce by Bangalore University.