28th Convocation Address
Bharath University, announced its 28th Annual Convocation to be held in the city at Sree Balaji Medical College and Hospital Auditorium on Sunday, 6th March 2016. The Convocation will witness 2066 candidates including UG/PG/ Ph.D/ Diploma receiving their degrees. Dr.Soumya Swaminathan, Director General ICMR and Secretary, Department of Health Research has consented to be the Chief Guest for this year’s Convocation.
The special feature of the event is that for the first time in the University Convocation, SIX Honoris Causa Doctor Degrees will be awarded to the following outstanding contributors and Achievers:
Doctor Science (D.Sc.) Honoris Causa degree to Dr. A Sivathanu Pillai, for his outstanding leadership qualities and for his outstanding contributions to the successful development of SLV-3 as the Father of BrahMos.
Doctor of Letters (D.Litt.) Honoris Causa degree to Mr. Mickey Munsami, for his outstanding services to the South African Tamil Community, and for his outstanding achievements for making Tamil as a Second Language in South Africa.
Doctor of Divinity (DD) honoris causa degree to Senthamizh Velvi Chadurar, Siddhanta Kavimani Thiru. M.P. Sathiyavel Muruganar for his outstanding scholarship in theology and for his exemplary contributions and services to the religious community.
Doctor Science (D.Sc.) Honoris Causa degree to Prof.V.Seshaih for his most significant contribution in the public health issue, introducing an economical and evidence based “A SINGLE STEP PROCEDURE” for diagnosing gestational diabetes in the community.
Doctor Science (D.Sc.) Honoris Causa degree to Prof.Jayakar Thomas for his outstanding contributions to pediatric dermatology and Tele dermatology.
Doctor Science (D.Sc.) Honoris Causa degree to Dr. S.Nambi for his outstanding service in Mental Health Care in India, for his outstanding contributions to Adult Psychiatry, General Hospital Psychiatry, Alcohol and De-Addiction, Forensic Psychiatry & Geriatric Psychiatry and for his exemplary achievements in the Mental Health Needs Assessment & Service delivery in Tsunami Affected Population of Coastal Tamil Nadu.
Dr. M Ponnavaikko, Vice- Chancellor, Bharath University, also announce the following new Initiatives of Advanced Research and other steps to develop research and education at Bharath Institute of Higher Education and Research (BIHER).
1. ‘Pharma Research’ - A pharma Research center has been established to develop herbal based medicine for human healthcare. It is aimed to develop this research as an International center with all facilities to develop, produce and market internationally herbal based medicines for all kinds of metabolic diseases.
2. ‘Metabolic Research’ - A Metabolic Research center has been established providing medical services to the rural population in the Padappai Rural health center of Bharath University with all testing facilities for treating the Padappai based rural population for metabolic deceases.
3. ‘Space Research’ - A new Aerospace lab in the name of Salizhan Sharipov has been inaugurated recently for Aerospace Research a high performance computer necessary to carry out numerical simulations of processes like planet re – entry of a space vehicle, mission simulation, structural analysis, and propulsion system analysis along with supersonic jet test facility to help in understanding, designing and testing nozzles used in propulsion systems, the digital electronics facility to aid the design of satellites and communication, navigation and control systems, the structural analysis lab to facilitate the design and testing of composite materials for space vehicles and a wind tunnel facility to help in understanding the flow dynamics during ascent and re – entry, which will enable the students to design enhanced space vehicles.
Enthusiastic five students will be selected for training at the Russian Space Agency under the guidance of Cosmonaut Salizhan Sharipov for a period of two months. The travel and training expenses of the selected students will be sponsored by the University and Cosmonaut Salizhan Sharipov. Students will undergo training on space vehicle dynamics, design of space vehicles, re-entry vehicles, and design of propulsion systems, orbiter and landing payloads for missions to other planets. They will also be acquainted to the processes that take place from the launch to the completion of the mission.