Donning a black gown and a gold-laced cap and being honored with medals on a convocation day was a memorable moment for ICAT student on 18th Feb 2012.
The function proceeded with welcome address by Ms. Suchithra (Head of Student Services). The occasion was graced by Mr. V. Srinivas Murali Mohan, Three times National Award Winner in Special Effects, CEO of the Indian Artists Studio, Chennai, and VFX Supervisor of Endiran-Robot & Shivaji – The Boss. Also present in the event were Mr.Jithesh, Lead Game designer in UBISOFT-, Mr. Kumar – Founder & CEO of IMAGE Group and Mr.V.Anand-Technical Director of Image Infotainment Limited.
Mr. Kumar - CEO of IMAGE Group, in his felicitation address during the convocation stated that ICAT is the only digital media college in India with 84 undergraduate students graduating this year in the specific fields like Animation, Visual effects, game design and game development and & 65 post-graduate diploma students who have completed their 3D Animation/Visual Effects/Game Design/Game Development/Advertising Design programmes.
A lot of hard work and dedication at all levels has gone into bringing this day to completion. Among the Graduates are those who have taken pride of place and will be conferred Awards in recognition of their efforts. This marks another milestone in the annals of ICAT.
Delivering the speech, Mr. V. Srinivas Murali appreciated the graduating students for their contribution towards enriching the academic and the community environment of the campus. He said "Fifteen years ago, when I entered in to this field the opportunities before me were not even a fraction of what each of you have before you. A new brave world lies ahead of you. For that we have to be fearless and take on the world.”
He said "Fifteen years ago, when I entered in to this field the opportunities before me were not even a fraction of what each of you has before you. A new brave world lies ahead of you. For that we have to be fearless and take on the world."
The highlight of the event was the distribution of Gold Medals by, Mr. V. Srinivas Murali to students - Ajith Kumar from 3D Animation, Arunlal Sasidharan Pillai from Visual effects, Chirag Tripathy from Visual effects, Shankar Raghupathi and Shankar from Game Development.
The convocation was in high-spirits with cheers and bonhomie as elated students were awarded their Degree certificates in the presence of the teachers, directors and parents. The ceremony came to end with vote of thanks by Academic Head Mrs.Shaswatii Chowdhury. She congratulated the graduates and thanked in advance. She advised students "You leave this ceremony today with a duty to uphold the good name of our college as your alma mater – it is our hope, as the Convocation of ICAT, that wherever you are and whatever you do will reflect positively on us all. Make wise use of the knowledge and skills you have learned here, especially your abilities to think critically & systematically." Students celebrated their achievement by throwing caps high above as a gesture and proceeded to the grand feast after that.