Remunerative employment; alternative avenue for fresh graduates

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Chennai, Apr 14 (UNI) Remunerative employment was one of the alternative avenues for thousands of new engineering and other graduates as it was difficult for state governments and industries to provide jobs for all graduates joining the stream of job seekers, Madras High Court Judge Justice V Dhanapalan observed today.

Delivering the fourth Graduation Day address of the Valliammai Engineering College, part of the SRM Group of Institutions, at its campus in suburban Kattankulathur here, he said new graduates should think of alternative avenues like starting their own enterprise and be the boss.

Citing the example of SRM Group Chairman T R Pachamuthu, he said an individual, who goes to work can support himself and his family only.

''But an entrepreneur supports not only himself and his family, but also his staff and their families. In this way, a self-employed, no boubt, could contribute much more to the society than a graduate working for and under someone else,'' he added.

Stating that entrepreneurial spirit was imbibed in every human being, he said the country's education system should encourage entrepreneurship.

''The government has opened a number of coordinating agencies to help young graduates who want to be self-employed. I hope at least some of the new graduating students will start an industry or business of their own to make it a trend-setter and become a celebrity like Narayanamurthy,'' he said.

''Once this trend sets in, a lot of people would follow suit,'' he added.

In this context, Mr Dhanapalan also suggested a five ''D'' formula to become a celebrity in a short span of time, which included Desire to grow, Determination to reach the goal, Discipline in work, Dedication to the task and Devotion to the duty.

Mr Dhanapalan later presented certificates to 411 graduates and certificates of merit to nine rank holders of Anna University and to seven departmental toppers.

Delivering the presidential Address, Mr Pachamuthu spoke on the importance of the role played by the Alumni, and urged the students to give back something to the institution from where they graduated.

''The students, after achieving their goal, can come back and take classes for the students and share their experience,''he added.

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