The second convocation ceremony of Shiv Nadar University was celebrated on 7th May. The guests of honour for the ceremony were Raghuram Rajan, governor, Reserve Bank of India and Ms Vanitha Narayanan, managing director, IBM India.
A total of 223 undergraduate and 64 post-graduate students were awarded with their degrees on successfully completing their Bachelor's and Master's Degree programs. 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 have selected several students from the class of 2016 for higher studies. The graduating students have got jobs in amazing top notch companies like Dell, Cognizant, Zomato, CSC and Axis Bank among others.
An Honorary Doctorate on Deepak Parekh, chairman, Housing Development Finance Corporation (HDFC) was also conferred by Shiv Nadar University for his outstanding contribution to the banking and financial services sector, and his pioneering initiatives in corporate philanthropy and social commitment. Congratulating the students, Mr. Parekh 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.
Rupamanjari Ghosh, vice chancellor, Shiv Nadar University highlighted the progress of the University and said, "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."
Corporates, academia, industry bodies and government, along with faculty, students and parents attended the convocation and made it a huge success.