Mumbai (RBI), Mar 19: Maharashtra Governor Ramesh Bais applauded the Xavier institutions for promoting academic excellence while maintaining and upholding discipline, dedication and values of nationalism and secularism. The Governor placed on record his appreciation of the institution for giving the nation some of the best sportspersons, artists, scientists, writers, social workers and good citizens.
The Governor was addressing the 14th Annual convocation of the Xavier Institution of Engineering at its campus in Mahim, Mumbai on Saturday, March 18.
The Governor applauded the contribution of engineers in the nation's progress and development and called upon the graduates to work for the society and the nation.
Director of Xavier Institution of Engineering Dr John Rose informed that the Xavier's College is striving to form a cluster university alongwith the group's Management, Engineering and Education institutes.
The Governor launched the Annual College Magazine and felicitated the first 3 toppers from three Engineering disciplines. Two hundred seventy seven graduates from IT, ExTC and Computer Engineering disciplines were awarded degrees at the Convocation.
Dr Victor Lobo, vice chancellor of St Joseph's University Bangalore, Dr Ignacimuthu, former vice chancellor of Madras University, Dr Y D Venkatesh, principal, members of the Governing body, principals of affiliated colleges, teachers, staff, graduating students and parents were present.