Governor of Reserve Bank of India and Ms Vanitha Narayanan, managing director, IBM India, attended the second convocation of Shiv Nadar University, as guests of honor and addressed the gathering.
A total of 223 undergraduate and 64 post-graduate degrees were awarded to students who successfully completed the Bachelor's and Master's Degree programs. Several students from the class of 2016 have been selected for higher studies by some of the world's leading universities including Fuqua School of Business, Duke University; Kellogg School of Management; University Of Massachusetts, Boston; University Of Illinois and University of Texas, Dallas. The graduating students have been recruited by organizations including Dell, Cognizant, Zomato, CSC and Axis Bank among others.
Shiv Nadar University conferred an Honorary Doctorate on Deepak Parekh, chairman, Housing Development Finance Corporation (HDFC) for his outstanding contribution to the banking and financial services sector, and his pioneering initiatives in corporate philanthropy and social commitment. Mr. Parekh congratulated the graduating batch and advised the students to follow the values of honesty, integrity and transparency in their journey through life.
"This is a proud moment for Shiv Nadar University as we celebrate the success of our second batch of students who are on their way to join some of the best organizations and educational institutions in the world. While we are a young institution, we have made great strides towards creating a student-centric, research-focused, multi-disciplinary education ecosystem and have already invested Rs. 200 crores towards research so far." said S N Balakrishnan, chancellor, Shiv Nadar University.
"We will enter our sixth year of operations this August; having grown considerably in scale and scope. Born out of a remarkable vision, and after a phenomenal growth in the first few years, the University can now boast of a truly unique, multi-disciplinary, research-led, learner-centric character. It is firmly anchored in research and innovation, driven by an outstanding faculty, and supported by national and international academic partnerships. I am happy to state that we are on an accelerated path towards all-round excellence." said Rupamanjari Ghosh, vice chancellor, Shiv Nadar University.
The convocation was attended by corporates, academia, industry bodies and government, along with faculty, students and parents.