Nirma University, Ahmedabad, was established as a statutory university in 2003 under a Special Act passed by the Gujarat Government.
Nirma University consists of the Institute of Technology and Engineering, Institute of Management, Institute of Law, Institute of Pharmacy, Institute of Science, Institute of Architecture and Planning and Institute of Commerce. The graduate, post-graduate, and doctoral level programmes offered by these faculties are rated highly by accreditation agencies, industry, business magazines and society.
On November 6, 2017, Nirma University will witness its 24th Annual Convocation Ceremony wherein 1641 students will be convocated.
On this occasion, Shri Narendra K. Verma, MD and CEO, ONGC Videsh Ltd. will deliver the Convocation address. The much-coveted event will take place at 6:00 p.m. at the Nirma University Campus, near Gota, S.G. Highway, Ahmedabad. During the event, degrees shall be conferred to 17 students of Ph.D, 358 students of M. Tech., 68 students of MCA, 891 students of B.Tech., 39 students of M.Pharm., 90 students of B.Pharm., 81 students of M. Sc., 16 students of L.L.M., 7 students of B.A. LL.B., 1 student of B.Com. LL.B, 4 students of B.B.A. LL.B, 1 student of MBA (FB and E), 26 students of BBA and 42 students of Diploma in Engineering for successfully completing various programmes.
During the Convocation ceremony, 38 medals would be distributed to 36 for securing the highest cumulative performance index (scholastic performance) program wise and specialization wise. The medals would be presented by the Chief Guest.
The President of Nirma University, Dr. Karsanbhai K Patel shall preside over the function and confer the said degrees.
About the Speaker
Mr. Narendra K. Verma, 58, is a Managing Director and CEO of ONGC Videsh Ltd, the overseas arm of ONGC, India’s premier State-owned petroleum major, ONGC Videsh operates exclusively outside India and currently has a portfolio of 38 oil and gas assets spread across 17 countries.
Mr. Verma, an accomplished exploration geologist and manager with nearly 37 years of experience in upstream Oil and Gas industry in India and abroad, joined ONGC in 1980 and has worked in various technical, operational, commercial and management roles through his long stint. Mr. Verma has served on the Boards of ONGC Videsh and ONGC as Director (Exploration) before taking over as Managing Director of ONGC Videsh.
Mr. Verma holds a Masters degree in Applied Geology from Lukhnow University and M. Tech. in Petroleum Exploration from Indian Institute of Technology (ISM) Dhanbad. He also holds a Masters in Business Administration in Finance. Mr. Verma is a recipient of prestigious ‘National Mineral Award’ given by the Government of India in the field of geosciences, mining and allied areas. Mr. Verma has also been conferred upon a Ph.D. (honoris causa) in Petroleum Engineering by Graphic Era University for his contribution in the field of Petroleum Exploration.
Mr. Verma is one of the Vice Chairs of Bureau of Expert Group for Resource Classification for United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE). Having affiliations with reputed national and international professional societies, he has also been conferred Life time fellowship by Indian Geophysical Union. He has published more than 20 technical papers and authored over 40 technical reports.