MAHE’s Silver Jubilee celebrations start
Manipal: The silver jubilee celebrations of the Manipal Academy of Higher Education(MAHE) started off with an inauguration by Infosys founder N R Narayana Murthy, at Fortune Hill Valley View Hotel here on Friday.
The event was also attended by Dr.Ranjan Pai, Bengaluru Chairman of the Manipal Education and Medical Group, Dr. HS Ballal, Pro-Chancellor, MAHE, Dr. Gopalakrishna Prabhu, Pro Vice-Chancellor(Technology and Management), MAHE, DR H Vinod Bhat, the current Vice Chancellor, and all the previous Vice Chancellors.
After the felicitation ceremony, Dr. MS Valiathan talked of the struggles Dr. TMA Pai had to face to make his dream of a prestigious university come true and went on to comment on the transformation MAHE has undergone in the recent years. “MAHE started with 5 affiliated colleges and today has 20 full fledged institutions in Manipal itself and over 25000 students.”, he added.
N.R.Narayana Murthy later took part in an interactive session where he spoke about the circumstances which led him to shift his thinking from a confused leftist to a determined capitalist. When asked about his thoughts on how to prepare students as employees in the future, he said: “We would want our young men and women to become more curious and to find more solutions to problems around us.” He also highlighted the importance of independent thinking in today’s generation.
Mr.Murthy further answered questions from students about developing Infosys and how the company plans to keep going in the near future. Dr. Narayana Sabhahit, Registrar, MAHE delivered the vote of thanks.
Edited by: Soumyajit Saha
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