Dr Balaguru, Yuvan awarded Honorary Doctorates
CHENNAI: Sathyabama Institute of Science and Technology held its 31st Convocation recently at the institution’s auditorium, with the blessings of Founder Chancellor Colonel Dr Jeppiaar. The Convocation was presided by Chief Guest Dr G Satheesh Reddy, Scientific Adviser to Raksha Manthri. Chancellor Dr Mariazeena Johnson and president Dr Marie Johnson, vice president Maria Bernadette Arul Selvan, vice president J Arul Selvan, vice president Maria Catherine Jayapriya took part.
Honorary Doctorates (Honoris Causa) were conferred on – Dr V Balaguru, Outstanding Scientist, Associate Director (MBT TOT); Project Director (Light Tank) (CVRDE), DRDO, who contributed in the design and development of Arjun MBT Mk-I and Light Tank and Yuvan Shankar Raja, music composer from the age of 16 who composed music for more than 150 films within a span of two and half decades in various languages.
A total of 2,258 Undergraduates, 409 Postgraduates and 153 Ph.D. scholars received their degrees. Among them, 23 were awarded gold medals for their exemplary performance in academics.