Time flies. We are nearing the end of another semester and the examinations process is already under way. Some of you have may have started the practical examinations and soon the theory papers will follow. I take this opportunity to wish you all the very best. The graduating class is probably getting ready to start another chapter in their lives which, I hope, will be challenging and rewarding as well.
As we look at the calendar soon it will be time to pack bags and head home to see near and dear ones. All of us need a break from the routine but in planning for the holidays it will be wise and prudent to bear in mind a few things. First is safety—I am deeply pained to hear of students meeting with accidents. Please be careful and observe the safety rules whether in the neighborhood of the campus or while travelling. Many times in the moment of having “fun” we forget that life is simply too precious to be wasted. Take care of yourselves and enjoy life and don’t get carried away too far.
Second is the climate which by all accounts is going to be severe this summer no matter in which part of India or the world you are going to be in. A lot of this has to do with global warming and India is not an exception. By all accounts, we are going to have a very hot summer and we at Kattankulathur have already started seeing the gradual rise of temperature and humidity. Getting dehydrated is something you should be careful about. Drink a lot of water and healthy fluids at frequent intervals—your body absolutely needs it. Dehydration does not have an age factor associated with it; even the very young are vulnerable. Take good care of yourselves.
I wish you the very best in your examinations and to those who are graduating I am sure you all are in the process of getting settled in your jobs and careers; and for those who will be returning for the academic year 2017-18, we are looking forward to seeing you back.
Professor. Prabir K Bagchi,