The 11th Graduation Day of Kongunadu Arts and Science College (Autonomous) was held on 11.08.2018 in the Dr. Marappa G. Aruchami Auditorium in the college premises. Dr. C.A. Vasuki, Secretary and Director, Kongunadu Arts and Science College presided over the function. Dr. (Tmt). S.Kala, Joint Director of Collegiate Education, Coimbatore region, the Chief Guest, delivered the Convocation Address and distributed the certificates.909 Under Graduates and 232 Postgraduates received their degrees on this occasion. The Graduation Day began at 10.030 am with the traditional procession of the Academic dignitaries. This was followed by the invocation.
Dr. C.A. Vasuki, Secretary and Director welcomed the gathering. Prior to her address, she briefly introduced the Chief Guest and emphasized her part in bringing the seventh commission to fruition. And in her Presidential Address, she quoted Adlai.E.Stevenson “When you leave here, don’t forget why you came”. She highlighted that Kongunadu Arts and Science College has consciously strived and is striving to amalgamate the defined system of education with wholesome development of character. She wanted the students to go an extra mile as this Graduation is not the end; it is only the beginning to their road to success.
The Presidential Address was followed by the presentation of Annual Report by Dr. V. Balasubramaniam, Principal. He highlighted the various achievements made in education, research and extra curricular activities..
The Graduation Day was officially declared open by Dr.C.A.Vasuki, Secretary and Director. The Chief Guest, Dr. (Tmt). S.Kala, Joint Director of Collegiate Education, Coimbatore region, began her Convocation Address by lauding the tremendous achievements of Kongunadu Arts and Science College which has grown to become the 3rd ranking college in research at the national level. Every day some new intellectual activity of the college is reported in the press and this is an astonishing achievement. The far-sighted vision of the former secretary, now President, Dr.M.Aruchami is being materialized by the present Secretary and Director, Dr.C.A.Vasuki.
The Joint Director appreciated the new graduates who are at the starting point of their future. She mentioned that they have come out of the protection of their parents and are facing the outside world as an individual. She advised them to pursue higher studies as much as possible. Their educational qualifications would help them achieve in this competitive world. “You are now swimming in the stream of life. It may bring you flowers, rocks or mud.” She said that the obstacles are many, but the path to truth is one and “try to focus on this path which will lead you to greatness.” Regardless of the differences between you education and your jobs, seize every opportunity. “Be like creepers that cling to everything that is near and aims to go higher and higher as much possible. Life changes according to your heart. So keep your heart in the right place and at the right things.’ She mentioned that time is invaluable. She gave a suggestion to read more books and earn good friends and look after their parents and make the very best of every moment. She wanted the students to strike while the iron is hot and go in for higher degrees. She stressed that knowledge is growing at a phenomenal pace in this digital age and if one strives hard he/she can reach heights in this competitive world.