Seventy-year-old man receives PhD from PM Modi at Anna University


Rajagopal received his doctorate during the convocation ceremony at Anna University today. Photo: ANI

Tamil Nadu: A seventy-year-old man received his doctorate during the graduation ceremony at Anna University, Chennai today. It took him 8 years to get his doctorate from the university.

Rajagopal said ANI“I received cordial assistance from my colleagues, including non-teaching staff. We were honored to have PM Modi at the call.”

Prime Minister Narendra Modi attended the 42nd convocation of Anna University in Chennai on Friday. The hall was packed and many students could not attend.

Meanwhile, PM Modi then went to the classrooms to meet and greet graduate students who could not be present in the room.

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin congratulated the Prime Minister during the 42nd convocation of Anna University.

During the program, PM Modi awarded gold medals and certificates to 69 gold medalists. The Prime Minister also addressed the assembly on this occasion.

“Congratulations to everyone graduating today in Anna University’s 42nd Convocation. You would have already built a future for yourselves in your minds. Therefore, today is not only a day of achievements but also of aspirations,” Prime Minister Modi said.

“Today is not only a day of achievement but also of aspiration. I wish all the dreams of our youth come true. For teachers and other staff, you are nation builders, creating the leaders of tomorrow,” he added.

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin praised the education atmosphere in the state and noted that it was notable for the number of people pursuing higher education.

His government placed great importance on education, Stalin said and listed the various initiatives in the sector.

Tamil Nadu Higher Education Minister K Ponmudy said the state ranks number one in higher education.

“You should not only get a job but also give the job to others. Engineers should become entrepreneurs. Tamil Nadu is first in higher education. 56.5% of women get a convocation today. The entrance examination has been scrapped and abolished by the late Chief Minister Karunanidhi so that the admission of 25,000 students per year will increase to 77,0000 engineering students per year in colleges in Tamil Nadu,” said Ponmudy .

The Governor of Tamil Nadu, RN Ravi was also present at the event.

Anna University was established on September 4, 1978. It is named after CN Annadurai, the former Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu. It has 13 constituent colleges, 494 affiliated colleges spread across Tamil Nadu and 3 regional campuses – Tirunelveli, Madurai and Coimbatore.

With contributions from agencies

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