Dream big to become global leaders, KTR tells RGUKT-Basar students
KTR commended RGUKT faculty for nurturing talented rural students and providing higher education in an innovative manner
HYDERABAD: Students must have big ideas and own your dreams in order to be a global leaders, Municipal Administration and Urban Development Minister KT Rama Rao told students at the 5th convocation of Rajiv Gandhi University of Knowledge and Technologies (RGUKT)-Basar on Sunday.
During the convocation ceremony, KTR urged all students to think and work outside the box whenever they had the opportunity in order to become global leaders.
The IT Minister, who recalled his own graduation, congratulated the graduating students, saying, "On this day, I am reminded of my graduation days, which marked the start of my lifelong learning from the institution from which I graduated. I would like to congratulate all of the graduating students on successfully completing their courses at RGUKT, a premier university established to meet the needs of talented students from all over Telangana and beyond".
KTR commended RGUKT faculty for nurturing talented rural students and providing higher education in an innovative manner. "The Telangana government is actively taking all necessary steps to strengthen higher education," he said.
On the occasion, Minister KTR kept the promises made to the university's students in September, 2022. Along with his cabinet colleagues, he ceremoniously distributed laptops to engineering students. About 2,200 laptops, 1,500 desktops were readied to be given away to the engineering, and P1 & P2 students.
The Minister assured that the campus will be supplied with Mission Bhagiratha water. RGUKT will become the first educational institute in the country to meet its energy from renewable sources and not from traditional power, and the campus will get a science block.
The Minister said that Telangana is playing a leading role in facilitating and providing strategic direction to global companies with high-quality human resources. RGUKT has signed an MoU with T-Hub in the presence of the Minister.
KTR said, "The government has been working hard to ensure that universities have dedicated faculty for both teaching and research, so that our state universities can compete with nationally renowned institutions. The government is eager to improve the infrastructure of higher education institutions in this regard".
When we first started T-Hub, we faced a lot of criticism. Many people laughed when we said, "Walk in with an idea, walk out with a product," but now many T-Hub incubated start-ups are making us proud. Skyroot and Dhruva Space were the first private companies to launch private rockets and satellites only recently.
He stated, "T-Hub has evolved into a beacon of light for young graduates looking to explore available opportunities and prove their entrepreneurial worth. In fact, T-Hub has helped many of these entrepreneurs launch their businesses. I am delighted to report that RGUKT signed an MoU with T- Hub today in the presence of the Ministers. Telangana's government will launch industry-ready flagship programmes in universities".
"In collaboration with T-Hub and T-works, RGUKT would be encouraged to offer minor or diploma courses in innovation and entrepreneurship, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Data Analytics, Aerospace, Smart Materials, Electric Vehicles, Clean Energy, and Holography in order to be industry ready," he said.
He also suggested that universities consider designing courses so that ECE students can take computer science courses and vice versa, thereby multiplying opportunities. He stated, "I request that Prof Venkata Ramana, Vice Chancellor of RGUKT Basar and Vice Chairman of TSCHE, start such courses at RGUKT beginning next academic year. I encourage you to develop such courses in collaboration with T-Hub, TASK, IIIT, IIT, and foreign institutions; if necessary, our office will work with embassies worldwide to establish links with renowned universities"
In this age of technological innovation, he told the students, imagination knows no bounds and opportunities are limitless. To survive, he added, one must not only stay current and educate oneself on current technologies, but also keep in mind that the lines between disciplines are blurring.
"However, we must remember that no mountain is too big to climb; simply roll up your sleeves and go; glory awaits. We are in the midst of a digital transformation, and digitization is both a change enabler and a force multiplier", he said.
While emphasising the importance of Artificial Intelligence, KTR said that the computer, which was designed with computing in mind, is now assisting people. The intelligent computer is capable of feats we could never have imagined, such as gathering, organising, analysing, predicting, and proposing. It had advanced to the point where computers can now study the human brain in real time and provide solutions.
Explaining to the students about the demand for alternative materials as the existing materials contribute to carbon emission, the Minister recommended them to look at 3D - Digitization, Decarbonization and Decentralization which will present immense opportunities for students in the near future.
KTR stated that he was happy to mention that some RGKUT students, such as Nikhil Thangellapally from RGUKT, were selected by companies such as Amazon, Spain last year with an average package of 64 lakhs, and that some of our students are now enrolled in the world's leading universities thanks to government initiatives that provide an overseas education scholarship.
KTR said, "Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar's dream is to realise the distant dreams of underprivileged families who are denied many opportunities due to financial constraints. A distant aspiration for economically disadvantaged sections to study at the World's finest institutions has become a reality with government assistance".
He said that the government had many more such initiatives for the welfare of all youth in order to make them the most sought-after candidates in the job market.
The Municipal Administration and Urban Development Minister KT Rama Rao along with Education Minister P Sabitha Indra Reddy and Forest Minister Allola Indrakaran Reddy attended the 5th convocation of Rajiv Gandhi University of Knowledge and Technologies (RGUKT)-Basar on Sunday.