Amity University organized “9th Convocation 2013” for three consecutive days- December 5- 7, 2013 wherein a total of 9,827 successfully qualified Graduands of several Programs received their UG and PG Degrees, Diplomas, Trophies and Medals.
During the final and last day of Convocation, over 2,433 graduands from 17 Institutions of Amity including Amity School of Engineering and Technology, Amity Institute of Information Technology, Amity Institute of Biotechnology, Amity Institute of Microbial Technology, Amity Institute of Virology and Immunology, Amity Institute of Telecom Engineering and Management and others gathered to receive their much awaited Degrees/Diplomas.
Mr. Atul Chauhan- Chancellor, Amity University Uttar Pradesh declared the 9th Convocation open.
Dr. Balvinder Shukla- Vice Chancellor, Amity University Uttar Pradesh welcomed the august gathering and presented a brief report of the University.
During the occasion, Dr. Ashok K Chauhan- Founder President, Amity Group and Mr. Atul Chauhan- Chancellor, Amity University felicitated Prof. N.R. Madhava Menon, Founder Director of National Law School of Indian University (NLSIU) with Honorary Doctorate Degree in Law ,Prof. Yash Pal- Eminent Scientist with Honorary Doctorate Degree in Science and Dr. Pradeep Chowbey – Director, Max Institute of Minimal Access, Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (MAMBS) at Max Healthcare Institute Ltd., New Delhi conferred with Honorary Doctorate Degree in Science.
Accepting the honor, Prof. N.R. Madhava Menon, Founder Director of National Law School of Indian University (NLSIU) expressed his gratitude for being conferred the honor. Sharing his views with the gathering, Prof. Menon said that the worrying issue in Indian education sector is no more access but quality of education. He remarked that when no Indian educational Institution made it to the top 200 educational institutions of the globe, people blamed policies, political interference, shortage of funds etc but the real reason, he averred, is shortage of talent and inability to use Human Resources in a productive manner. He called upon the Universities to stop looking for alibis and accelerate the R&D initiatives and publication works in the future. He advised Indian Universities to do more with less resources and work towards bridging the chasm between prosperous shining Urban India and Impoverished Rural India. He stressed that Indian graduates are trained to serve Corporates but not the weaker sections of society including women, children, disabled, SC and ST. Educational Institutions especially the Law Schools have to do justice to the needs of other India. Referring to Article 51A in The Constitution of India which relates to the fundamental duties of every citizen and advocates that every Indian citizen should strive towards excellence in all spheres of individual and collective activity so that the nation constantly rises to higher levels of endeavour and achievement, Prof. Menon suggested that same should be scribed on the Degrees and Diplomas to make youth of the country realize that they have an obligation (social and personal) to serve the country and weaker sections of society.
Blessing the graduands, Dr. Ashok K Chauhan- Founder President, Amity Group motivated the students to dream big and have confidence in themselves which will help them to reach the pinnacle of success. He shared that Amity’s environment is enthused with rich Indian values and traditions, ethics and ethos and behavioral skills, which makes a students not only a thorough professionals but also good human beings.
Addressing the gathering, Prof. Yash Pal highlighted the drawbacks prevalent in India education sector He stressed that in India knowledge is broken into pieces of various disciplines and there is compartmentalization of knowledge, which is turning students into rote learners. He suggested that just like children, even youth should be encouraged to think, learn and act inter-disciplinary. He stressed that Engineers, Scientists, Writers, Philosophers should all come together and make learning flow from one subject to another in a seamless manner.
Dr. Pradeep Chowbey – Director, Max Institute of Minimal Access, Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (MAMBS) at Max Healthcare Institute Ltd., New Delhi expressed his heartfelt gratitude for being felicitated with the Honorary Doctorate Degree.
Also present during the Convocation were Prof. K K Aggarwal- former Vice Chancellor of GGSIPU and Mr. Kishore Lal-President, Indian National Science Academy
During the convocation, Corporate Awards were presented to the best performers of the Institutes. “EMC2 Technopreneurial Excellence Award” was awarded to Gaurav Mittal from Amity School of Engineering & Technology, “Alcatel-Lucent Award – Excellence in Innovation (Telecom) 2012-13 for Male Student” was conferred upon Akash Kumar Agrawal from Amity Institute of Telecom Engineering & Management and “Alcatel-Lucent Award – Excellence in Innovation (Telecom) 2012-13 for Female Student” was awarded to Ms. Madhurima Basak from Amity Institute of Telecom Engineering & Management. Vedant Dhari Sinha from Amity Institute of Telecom Engineering & Management was felicitated with “Bharti Airtel Award for Excellence for B. Tech. (E&T) for Male student” and Rihab Manszoor Bandey received “Bharti Airtel Award for Excellence for B. Tech. (E&T) for Female student.” “Bharti Airtel Best All Round Performance for MBA- Telecom Management” was conferred upon Bhavana Khola from Amity Institute of Telecom Engineering & Management.
During the day, 9 Graduands were felicitated with “Best All Round Student Award”, 47 were awarded Gold Medals, 46 were given Silver Medals, 24 were given Bronze Medals and 30 were conferred Salvers.
6 Phd. Degrees were awarded and the proud recipients of Doctor of Philosophy in Biotechnology were Ms. Shubhi Mehrotra, Ms. Rajshree Saxena, Ms. Parul Tewatia, Ms. Priyanka Mishra and Ms. Risha Nahar
Convocation procession moving towards the Convocation Hall
Prof. Yash Pal- Eminent Scientist lighting the lamp
Mr. Atul Chauhan- Chancellor, Amity University, Uttar Pradesh declaring the Convocation open
Prof. Yash Pal- Eminent Scientist receiving Honorary Doctorate Degree
Prof. N.R. Madhava Menon, Founder Director of National Law School of Indian University receiving Honorary Doctorate Degree
Dr. Pradeep Chowbey – Director, Max Institute of Minimal Access, Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery receiving Honorary Doctorate Degree
Dr. Ashok K Chauhan- Founder President, Amity Group addressing the gathering
Dr. Ashok K Chauhan- Founder President, Amity Group presenting awards to meritorus students
Dr Ashok K Chauhan, Founder President, Dr. (Mrs) Amita Chauhan, Chairperson, Mr. Atul Chauhan, Chancellor, AUUP and Senior Officials of Amity Group with the meritorus students