The inauguration of the new academic year 2015-16, for Christ University, Faculty of Engineering (CUFE), was held on 02/06/2015. The chief dignitary of the day was the Vice Chancellor of Christ University, Dr.Col.Fr. Thomas C. Mathew. The other dignitaries present were Fr. Benny Thomas, Director, CUFE; Fr. Thomas T.V., Director, CUIM; Dr. Iven Jose, Associate Dean, CUFE and Prof. Jeevanad, Coordinator,CUIM.
The ceremony commenced with a welcome dance by the university dance team, NRITTA. This was then followed by the ceremonious lighting of the lamp by the dignitaries and coordinators of all departments at CUFE.
The prayers were then recited, followed by readings taken from the Bhagvadh Gita, the Quran, the Bible and from the book of St. Chavara. The CUFE choir added melody to the event and enhanced the prayerful ambience.
This was then followed by the Vice Chancellor addressing the student body, with an elaborate and effective presentation on creating a nexus between classroom learning and research. The presentation stressed on the importance of doing things and not just learning them.
The inaugural ceremony then concluded with the University Anthem.
A short while later, Dr Iven Jose, Associate Dean, CUFE, introduced the student team that built an All - Terrain Vehicle (ATV) on campus. The entire team was congratulated for their endeavour and the faculty who supported this team led by Dr. Gurumoorthy Hebbar, Coordinator, Department of Mechanical Engineering; Prof Ram Kumar and Prof Arun Raj, were acknowledged for extending their constant support in designing and fabricating the ATV. Mr Naveen Anthony of 5th semester Mechanical Engineering testified his experience on the entire project. All students were handed out certificates by Fr. Benny Thomas, Director, CUFE.
A guest speaker had been invited to address all students on this day. The speaker was Mr Naga Siddarth, CPO, CloudNine Hospitals. Mr Siddarth stressed on the importance of thinking ahead of times and planning for inexistent technologies in the present time itself, as it is these advanced technologies which would be in control of many essential areas in the near future. The main focus of his talk was on being innovative and looking ahead into the future.
The guest speaker was then thanked and presented with a momento by Fr. Benny Thomas.