'Missile' man Kalam to teach at IIIT-H
Hyderabad, July 28: After relinquishing the high office, Former President A P J Abdul Kalam will now devote part of his time teaching students of the premier International Institute of Information Technology (IIIT) here.
''Dr Kalam has agreed to be part of the distinguished faculty of the IIIT-H,'' its Chairman Raj Reddy announced at the sixth convocation amid huge applause by students.
Beginning August, Dr Kalam would visit the IIIT-H and fulfil his passion for being in the midst of young people and lecturing them, IIIT-H Director Rajeev Sangal said.
Promising an unstinted support to the IIIT-H, Chief Minister Y S Rajasekhara Reddy, who was the chief guest, expressed happiness over Dr Kalam agreeing to be part of the distinguished faculty.
The E-sagu initiated in collaboration with the IIIT-H in 6,000 farms would be expanded to cover the entire state soon, the Chief Minister said adding three more IIITs would be started in the state from next academic year.
Delivering the convocation address, Satyam Computer Services Limited Founder and Chairman B Ramalinga Raju, stressing on team work, wanted young graduates to adopt best practices available.
As many as 250 B Tech and M Tech students were awarded degrees during the ceremony.