After months in the making, the students of BNMIT’s class of 2021 were finally back together for the first time since March 2020 for their long-awaited Graduation Ceremony. Over 500 graduates turned to campus on Monday, 2 August, to celebrate the event with much pomp and fervor. They collected their medals, grabbed on their certificates, racked up the mementoes; and bid a final goodbye to embark on a new journey hereon.
Remain positive and in top problem-solving mode; fit into the organizational culture; bring value, innovation, and excellence in everything you do; focus on the business aspect of the engineering; communicate brilliantly and with panache; respect everyone and get their support; communicate your values through your work; these were only some of the suggestions provided to the graduating batch by their mentors.
Sri Narayan Rao R. Maanay, Secretary, BNM Educational Institutions (BNMEI), congratulated the students on their special day and stressed upon the importance of education.
‘Education is an asset that cannot be stolen and that keeps increasing with leaps and bounds. Education keeps you in good stand at any given circumstances. This is what BNMIT aims at furnishing to its students, and you have received it with both hands,’ said Sri Narayan Rao R. Maanay, while addressing the graduating students.
He also stressed upon the significance of inner clarity, courage, and the feeling of gratitude. ‘Inner clarity and courage are important attributes for success and to shape your future. Gratitude is the best virtue. Be grateful to your parents and your teachers. Be hardworking and relentless in your approach. Keep your goals clear and don’t let anything distract you. As you graduate today and fly high, hold BNMIT’s flag high too. The skills that you have learnt here will be useful at every step hereon. Last but not the least, take care of the environment for yourself and for the generations to come. Without a healthy environment to strive in, no riches of the world will be of any consequence,’ said Sri Narayan Rao R. Maanay.
Mr. Bharath Krishnamurthy, Vice-President, Engineering, paytm, who graced the occasion as the Chief Guest, spoke to the attendees about the art of learning, unlearning, and re-learning to stay relevant in the competitive world of technology.
‘Do not let your performance today define what you will do later in life. You will get many opportunities to reset it again and again. You must know the art of learning, unlearning, and re-learning. The technical skillsets you have acquired today will become obsolete overnight. If you do not reskill/upskill yourself or learn new things at every step of your career, you will be stuck in a time bubble. Use this time and the opportunity to realize your wildest dreams and keep building,’ said Mr. Bharath.
Sri. Ashok R. Maanay, Joint Secretary, BNMEI stressed on the importance of understanding the pulse of the economy and industry to create a niche for oneself.
‘As you graduate today, I urge you all to create a world that you want to live in. The world is slowly shedding pandemic blues. Moods are upbeat and expectations are high. You must learn to read the pulse of the economy, business, and industry, as drastic changes are expected. Become an asset to your employer or be an aspiring entrepreneur who can provide employment and produce high quality products. Create a niche for yourself wherever you are. Smart applications of the knowledge you have gained at BNMIT will surely help you shape up your life,’ said Sri. Ashok R. Maanay.
In the ceremony highlighted by inspiring words, there was no dearth of talent too. Multiple teams and individuals from Kala Bhaagerathi, the cultural club of BNMIT, entertained the all present on the occasion by soulful music and medley. The event also witnessed graduates being honored for excellence in various curricular and extracurricular activities.
Dr. Krishnamurthy G. N., Principal, BNMIT highlighted the importance of values in becoming a god human being along with a good engineer and entrepreneur. ‘At BNMIT, we give equal importance to inculcating human values in our students and equipping them with knowledge. It is important to become a good human apart from being a talented engineer or a business leader. Keep smiling and bring smiles to your parents and teachers,’ said Dr. Krishnamurthy.
It is noteworthy that despite graduating during the pandemic, more than 65% of the eligible students of the BNMIT’s class of 2021 are already employed. This number reaches 81% when it comes to the eligible students from the IT branches.