On April 18, 2016 the 2014-16 batch of Institute of Management, Nirma University officially graduated. Students, parents and relatives attended the 21st Convocation in the sprawling and festively lit Nirma University lawns. A list of the dignitaries graced the event with chief guest Mr. John Anderson Fry, President, Drexel University, Philadelphia, USA.
The students were officially conferred with degrees and were all set to enter the new phase of their lives; geared up to face the challenges coming their way in the corporate world.
“Business provides a path for creating innovation and improving lives”, said Chief Guest, John Anderson Fry, President, Drexel University, Philadelphia
• 500 students conferred degree at the convocation
• 18 scholastic medals were given to students for securing highest rank in their respective programmes
13 students from Ph.D., 227 students from MBA – Full Time, 55 students from MBA – Family Business & Entrepreneurship, 2 students from MBA – Part Time, 2 students from LL.M., 94 students from B.A. LL.B. (Hons.) and 107 students from B.Com. LL.B. (Hons.) were awarded degree for successful completion of their academic courses. Several awards were also given to deserving students as a token of appreciation of their hard work while achieving their goal. Total 18 scholastic medals were given to students for securing highest rank in their respective programmes. Delivering the convocation address, Chief Guest, John Anderson Fry, President, Drexel University, Philadelphia said, “Business is one way in which humanity organizes itself to harness everyone’s talents and ideas. It provides a path to creating innovation, improving lives and expanding our impact far beyond the individual”. Speaking more on developing entrepreneurship and innovation skills among students, John A. Fry further said “India ranks seventh in the world for innovation among its entrepreneurs. More than half describe themselves as having innovative products or services. As that spirit is backed by more confident and widespread entrepreneurship, you can see the potential for a real boost to worldwide innovation. India ranks among the best nations for entrepreneurial finance and supportive government policies. And, bringing us full circle to the academic celebration we’re sharing today, India is ranked 10th for entrepreneurship education at the primary and secondary school levels and 14th at higher levels”.
The convocation began with welcome address by Dr. Patel, President of the university, who also conferred degrees to the pass-outs. The Chief Guest, President John A. Fry presented Scholastic Awards to the toppers of various disciplines before delivering the convocation address. The function ended with concluding address by the Director General of the University.
Dr. Patel highlighted that, Nirma University has set up new benchmark in the way the education system works and it has educated the students in a way so that they can take up the challenges of the new age and grow up to their potential.