Amity University honors Mr. Rajeev Shukla, Minister of Parliamentary Affairs with Honorary Doctorate Degree during final day of Convocation 2011

Amity University organized its 7th Convocation, spread over three days ie. December 14-16, 2011 at Amity Campus, Sector-125, Noida.

During the final day of the Convocation, Mr. Rajeev Shukla, Minister of Parliamentary Affairs was awarded Honorary Doctorate Degree of Philosophy (D. Phil.) Honoris Causa for his continuous exemplary efforts in nation building through his visionary approach to planning and implementation at the national level.

Accepting the honor bestowed with most humility and dwelling on the Indian education environment, Mr. Rajeev Shukla said, “The pivotal area for the growth of the country is education. Education is the core for the growth and development of the country. With such a huge population of 1.2 billion people, the only way to take the nation to the heights is by educating the youth of the country. India has over 60 crores of youth and no other country in the world has such large young population.Our task is to educate most of them so that they can become an asset of the nation. Even underprivileged children need to be given education which can catapult their lives, they can achieve anything in their career provided they are given education. When I talk about education, it means quality education. There are so many institutions mushrooming in India even in Noida but the quality of education imparted by them is important.The need of the hour is to provide quality education to the youth so that they can have a different kind of environment, different kind of career and different kind of talent. I thank the management of Amity for providing quality education to the youth of the country and at the same time,I request the management to start some quality institutions in rural areas, where the students are completely deprived of education and in particular, the girls of rural areas If you educate one woman of a village, nobody in that village can exploit her. Educated women are far more competitive than the educated men.”

Presenting the annual report, Maj Gen. K J Singh- Vice Chancellor, Amity University, Uttar Pradesh highlighted the massive growth of Amity Education Group during the last year with five Universities across India, 85, 000 students and 30, 000 alumni. He also dwelt on the new and topical programmes started by Amity University, Uttar Pradesh, Research papers written and presented by the faculty members and scientists working arduously at Amity, patents filed by the scientists and researchers, National and International Accreditations received by the University and other accomplishments.

Blessing and addressing the graduands, Dr. Ashok K Chauhan- Founder President, Amity Group said, “you have been equipped with not only excellent academic knowledge but also all traits, all virtues and all qualities with which help you tide over any crisis in your life. All the parents present in the Convocation are very lucky because their children will make the institution and entire country proud one day.” Dr. Chauhan urged the students to always remain grateful to their parents who have sacrificed so much to give best education to their children. “Once you achieve heights in your career don’t forget the people who have contributed to your success and I am sure that all my students will be epitomes of humility and success, Dr. Chauhan stressed.

During the final day of the grand Convocation, over 1259 graduands of Bachelors’ and Masters’ programmes from various institutions including Amity School of Distance Learning, Amity School of Communications, Amity Institute of Physiotherapy, Amity Institute of Education, Amity School of Hospitality, Amity Law School and Amity School of Fine Arts received their Degrees and Diplomas.

During the Convocation, 6 Best All Round Student Awards, 43 Gold Medals, 46 Silver Medals, 18 Bronze Medals and 16 Salvers were conferred upon the brilliant students from various programmes.

Three PhD’s in Law were also awarded during the ceremony and the proud recipients included Ms. Sangeeta Dhingra Sehgal, Ms. Seema and Mr. Harsh Tripathi

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