03 Nov 2021 13:09 IST

Thiagarajar Polytechnic College confers degrees to 756 students

434 students were placed and 283 chose to pursue higher studies.

Thiagarajar Polytechnic College, Salem celebrated its 61st Graduation Day and awarded certificates to 756 diploma holders in 11 engineering disciplines — civil, mechanical, electrical, computers, electronics, architecture, and textiles. Hemanshu Desai, CEO, New India Electricals, Bengaluru, distributed the graduation certificates. Of the 756 graduating students, 122 students were awarded first class with superlative distinctions, and 533 were awarded first class with distinction.

In his address Desai dwelt on the importance of 4Ts to be followed by every professional. The first T stands for ‘Thank You’, second for ‘Think’, third for ‘Trust’ and the fourth for ‘Try’. K Shanmugam, Superintending Engineer, TANGEDCO, Salem delivered the guest of honour address.

Words of wisdom

In the second guest of honour address Thiagarajar Polytechnic alumnus, 1985 civil engineering batch, NG Muralidharan, Consultant, India Radcrete Pacific Pvt Ltd, Chennai, recalled his days at his alma mater and the deep values that it instilled that continue to guide his work ethic to this day. C Valliappa, Chairman, Sona group of Institutions, joined in awarding certificates to 56 students who had secured first, second, and third rank, in their respective disciplines. In all, 92 graduating women students were complimented for their choosing engineering discipline and coming out with flying colours.

Thyagu Valliappa, Vice-Chairman shared that he was pleased to see that 283 successful students chose to pursue higher studies in some of the prestigious institutions. Chocko Valliappa, Vice-Chairman,spoke about the work done by the institution in quickly moving to online education without a day’s disruption when lockdown was announced. He alluded to the commitment of the college academic and administrative team in delivering the best outcomes for the students as demonstrated by the placement of its students in marquee companies.

Academic performance

This year’s leading recruiters included IT majors Infosys, Wipro, CAD Software, Quest Global and Vee Technologies; auto sector firms such as Ashok Leyland, Daimler, Ford, Hyundai, Timkin and TVS and major firms from diverse sectors incluing Cameron, IDDPL (Harris Rebar Detailing), L&T Construction and Titan group and TVM Signalling. Principal Dr V Karthikeyan appreciated the students for their recognition at technical competitions both at national and regional levels.

Athik Mohamed of Civil Engineering interacted with Prime Minister Narendra Modi in a video session to showcase his prize winning ‘Heritage Race’ digital game as one of the finalists of Toycathon 2021, a national competition with nearly 2,000 entries. K Pavithra Devi, S Hari Ananth and M D Hemanath won the first prize with cash award of ₹1 lakh in the Tamil Nadu Students’ Innovators (TNSI) Award 2020.