Jain University held its sixth annual convocation on 23rd December, 2016 at their JGI Global Campus, where Hon’ble Minister of State for Human Resource Development, Government of India (Higher Education), Dr. Mahendra Nath Pandey presented the Convocation Address to the class of 2016.
The ceremony began with the welcome address by the Vice Chancellor Dr. N Sundarajan, followed by the opening of the convocation ceremony by the Chancellor Dr. C G Krishnadas Nair, and presentation of degrees and awards to students.
The convocation ceremony saw the participation of about 500 students from different disciplines. Total 2422 students graduated this year, including 69 gold medal recipients and 47 doctoral degree holders. And around 1922 students were conferred degrees in absentia.
While delivering the convocation address, Mr. Pandey said, “It’s the moment to celebrate your academic achievements and I congratulate all of you for your efforts and success. But on that note I would also like to urge you to take the responsibility to share and spread the learnings that you are taking away with you from here.”
He urged the students to contribute to the society through their individual abilities and initiatives and bring changes that can transform lives. Evoking the valuable teachings of Mahavir Jain, he advised the students on the importance of culture-rich society. And how science, tech and culture can go hand-in-hand to bring positive changes.
He said that India has great talents and resources that can contribute massively to different sectors and propel the economic growth of the country. He mentioned that Indian education sector has also made steady progress in order to keep pace with the growing demand and meet the student’s expectations.
Mr. Pandey also urged the students to make the best use of the education that they have received, as the responsibility is on them to bring the changes. He urged them to highlight the value, ethics and positive stories of India when they go on to represent the country to a global space.
The robe-cladded students of all disciplines and degrees, teeming across the ceremony hall, later took the oath before the dissolution of the convocation was announced.
Madhu Palati, who has received the doctoral degree for his research on Electronics and Electrical Engineering, hailed the contribution of Jain University faculty and his mentors. He said that due to perennial guidance and support he has received thus far.
Zenobiya, an M.Com graduate, said that her experience in Jain University brought a significant change in her personality for the good. And she thanked her mentors for their constant support and guidance.