The 17th Annual Convocation of Nirma University was held on 3rd April, 2014. The guest of honour at the convocation was Dr Arun Maira – Member of Planning Commission and Former India Chairman of Boston Consulting Group (BCG). The convocation was presided over by President of Nirma University, Dr Karsanbhai K Patel. A total of 177 students of MBA (Full Time), 23 MBA (Part-time) and 102 MBA (Family Business) were conferred the degree by the President. A total of 454 students were given degrees including students from Law and Technology faculties of the University.
Declaring the convocation ceremony open, President, Dr KK Patel congratulated the students on the successful completion of their studies. He said that this was a proud moment not only for their parents but also for the university. He hoped that the students will continue the process of learning as there can never be any stop to gaining knowledge. He exhorted the students to apply the knowledge gained towards the betterment of society. All that we learn do not make us complete, we are made completed only by taking our country forward by using it in the right direction. For that, he reminded the students that they needed passion and a heart of fire that will keep them motivated in the earnest desire to create opportunities for advancement of the society.
Delivering the convocation address, Guest of Honour, Dr Arun Maira, said that the time has come to set our sights higher and make India a quality nation. A quality nation is one in which citizens will experience quality in their daily lives through the quality public services and quality institutions that govern the law. He said that our country is at a juncture when it needs many quality leaders who have the capability to build such institutions that will improve the quality of life in India. He appealed to all the students that they should pursue excellence in whatever they do and improve the institutions that they are a part of.
As part of the Convocation, 21 scholastic gold and silver medals were awarded to students for their exemplary performance in academics. The concluding remarks were given by Director General of Nirma University, Dr Anup Singh.
(Content Courtesy: Jijo George; Photo Courtesy: Nikhil Aboti, Vinamra Mundra)