The ninth convocation ceremony of Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Hyderabad, was held virtually on Friday. The event saw 38 students earning 53 gold medals.
This year, 78,395 undergraduate and postgraduate students were awarded degrees. In his convocation address as the chief guest, G Satheesh Reddy, chairman, Defence Research and Development Organisation urged institutions to excel itself into basic research to applied research in every field.
“Unless institutions invest in futuristic technologies, no research and development organisation will come forward to help in prototyping. The country can only be self-resilient in developing every component if academic institutions excel in applied research,” said Reddy. He said the DRDO has ties with 295 academic institutions in the country.
Reddy explained that the DRDO is investing Rs 1,000 crore in various academic institutions, including Indian Institute of Technology, Hyderabad and University of Hyderabad, to come up with futuristic technologies.