Hindustan Institute of Technology & Science (HITS) conducted its 13th annual Convocation at its premises at Padur today. A total of 1852 Graduands including 1532 – UG, 215 – PG, 27 – PhD, were awarded degrees, out of which 57 Rank Holders were honoured with medals and cash Prizes worth Rs. 8 Lakhs for their meritorious performance in Academics.
The occasion was conducted in the presence of the Chief Guest, Dr. M. Ravichandran, Secretary, Ministry of Earth Sciences, Govt. of India, Guest of Honour, Shri. S. Somanath, Chairman, ISRO, Secretary, Department of Space, Govt. of India and Special Guests, Rt. Rev. Joseph Mar Barnabas Suffragan Metropolitan of Malankara Mar Thoma Syrian Church and Dr. A. Sivathanu Pillai, Former Chief Controller of DRDO and Founder CEO & MD of BrahMos Aerospace.
The convocation was presided by the Chief Guest along with the dignitaries of the institution: Dr. Mrs. Elizabeth Verghese, Chancellor, HITS; Dr. Anand Jacob Verghese, Pro-Chancellor HITS; Dr. S. N. Sridhara, Vice-Chancellor, HITS; and Members of the Board of Management, HITS.
The convocation commenced with the delivery of University Report by Dr. S. N. Sridhara, and Dr. Mrs. Elizabeth Verghese delivered the Presidential address and conferred the Doctor of Science; Honoris Causa to Shri. S. Somanath and the Doctor of Letters to Rt. Rev. Joseph Mar Barnabas. Later the Convocation address was presented by Dr. M. Ravichandran, and a Special address by Shri. S. Somanath.
Earlier in the day, Centre of Excellence in Space Technology was inaugurated by Shri. S. Somanath and Centre of Excellence in Under Water Robotics and Communication was inaugurated by Dr. M. Ravichandran in the campus.
Hindustan Institute of Technology and Science (HITS), established in 1985, is a Deemed to be University that offers a broad spectrum of Undergraduate, Post Graduate, Diploma and Research & Doctoral Programmes in diverse fields of Engineering, Management, Architecture, Liberal Arts, Applied Sciences, Allied Health Sciences, Design and Law. The University is part of India’s most reputed education group, Hindustan Group of Institutions, that caters to the academic pursuits of students in India and Overseas.
From being awarded the QS Advanced E-Learning Excellence for Academic Digitisation to being recognized among the Top Private Institutions in India, HITS has garnered several awards, accreditations and recognitions over the years. In 2022, HITS has ranked 152nd in the Engineering category and 27th in the Architecture category as per NIRF Rankings 2022, achieved an AAAA+ rating by Careers360 Magazine and also received NBA Accreditation for 10 engineering programmes offered by the institute.
HITS accommodates several schools offering over 100 programmes in various domains with industry-relevant and flexible curricula which include various guest lectures by industrial experts and industrial visits for students to get a real-world experience and knowledge about their domain. The institute also houses various research centres where students get to participate in various workshops which allows them to upskill and upgrade their knowledge.
HITS has collaborated with over 100 international universities of high repute which provides an opportunity for the students to be a part of exchange programmes that provides a global outlook to their chosen field.
With the equal emphasis on academics and skills development, the students shape up to be ideal candidates for many reputed companies that visit the campus for annual recruitment. In 2022 alone, 80 per cent of students were placed in various firms with attractive packages ranging from 6.5 LPA to 13 LPA.
Along with academics, HITS supports and encourages its students to take part in various extra-curricular activities which nurtures their overall development and helps them become valuable members of the society.