Bangalore – 1530 candidates graduating from PES University were awarded degrees at the fourth annual convocation. The university’s first PhD and M Tech-by-Research candidates were conferred degrees at the ceremony. 17 gold medals and 92 silver medals were won by the graduating class. Prof. Anil D. Sahasrabudhe, Chairman of AICTE delivered the convocation address. He outlined how, over the years the ways of learning, expectations of industry and approach of students has changed. He highlighted the importance of learning, drawing from his rich experience as an academician and researcher. He opined that “learning to learn” and “never stop learning” should continue to guide the students. Prof. Sahasrabudhe touched upon the successful initiatives of the government in involving students to effectively address the problems of the country. Dr M R Doreswamy acknowledged the contribution of the faculty and considered it as an important factor in building a preeminent brand in PES. He took pride in the project of building a satellite by a PES institution. The second satellite by students of PES reflects the focus of the institution on research and innovation. Dr KNB Murthy, Vice Chancellor introduced the chief guest and dignitaries on the dais. Dr M R Doreswamy, Chancellor declared the convocation proceedings open. Dr V Krishnamurthy, Registrar presented the candidates to the council of the university. Prof. D Jawahar, Pro Chancellor admitted the qualifying candidates and administered the oath of working for public good, innovating for advancement in their field of work, accountability to future generation, conducting oneself with honour and upholding the values of perseverance, excellence and service. He unveiled the scroll of honour carrying the names and pictures of meritorious students of the year. The graduating class saw active recruitment by leading global and Indian investment banks, software and engineering companies and promising start ups. Many of the candidates chose to pursue higher studies at renowned global universities. The graduating batch made the most of the internship opportunities with key industry players. The university campus came alive with the beaming parents and fresh graduates.