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Gitam CDL celebrates Graduation Day

Gitam CDL celebrates Graduation Day
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Visakhapatnam: Gitam Centre for Distance Learning (CDL) of Gitam University celebrated second Graduation Day here on Saturday. Around 250 learners who...

Visakhapatnam: Gitam Centre for Distance Learning (CDL) of Gitam University celebrated second Graduation Day here on Saturday. Around 250 learners who completed their PG, UG and PG Diploma programmes received their degrees from chief guest RP Sisodia, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Human Resource Development. The university also handed over gold medals to the students, the first of its kind in the history of distance learning programmes.

While delivering the Graduation Day address, Mr Sisodia said that learning was a never ending process and the massive online learning programmes were giving scope to acquire knowledge. He said traditional and conventional boundaries were slowly disappearing in higher education.

Gitam president MVVS Murthi said that students who were pursuing their studies through conventional or non-conventional education system should have equal opportunities. He observed that spread of higher education was very low in India and the distance learning mode was the only way to reach remote people. He appealed to the chief guest that the government should help the State universities and advised that the industry should come forward to support the higher educational institutions in the country.

Vice-Chancellor Prof. G Subrahmanyam spoke about the growth of the university. In his opening remarks, Pro-Vice-Chancellor Prof. D Harinarayana announced that the Gitam CDL was the only distance learning institution offering learning material through print and CDs. He informed that the CDL developed a studio to offer webcasting through online facility. The university has successfully implemented online examinations for MBA students, he added.

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