Students told to focus more on research
The speaker was participating in Koneru Lakshmaiah Deemed to be University (KLU) convocation held in virtual mode on its campus located at Vaddeswaram in Guntur district on Wednesday.
COVID-19 killed lakhs of people and destroyed many families across the world and students should focus on it to set right the system with their innovative ideas, Mr. Raghunath Anant Mashelkar said.
Students can achieve their goals with dedication, commitment and discipline, Dr. Raghunath said. KLU president Koneru Satyanarayana said the university was providing all facilities for taking up research with world class amenities on the campus.
Scientist and Padma Bhushan awardee Dr. Vijay Batkar, KLU deemed university Chancellor S.S. Manda and others presented degrees to 7,620 students, gold medals to 80 merit students and silver medals to 74 students on the occasion.
Later, KLU management conferred doctorates on Dr. Raghunath, Dr. Vijay, UGC joint director and secretary Avichal Kapur.