Dehradun 29 February, Swami Vivekanand Auditorium of Uttaranchal University became witness to the first Grand Convocation Ceremony today. Hon’ble Minister of Higher Education Dr. Dhan Singh Rawat was the Chief Guest on the mega occasion.
The programme was organized in a typical Indian tradition and attire. The mega event was inaugurated with the lighting of auspicious lamps in the midst of Swasti Chants of Mantras by the Acharyas of Dev Sanskriti Vishwa Vidhyala.
The procession of Convocation ceremony began with the music of Sena Band of Garhwal Rifles. As per the tradition, Registrar of the University Shri Ajay Singh led the procession while the Chief Guest was the last to enter the auditorium. Hon’ble Chancellor of the university welcomed the Chief Guest with a bouquet of flowers, a memento and a handmade portrait of him.
On this occasion, Hon’ble Vice Chancellor of the university, Prof. N. K. Joshi presented a report regarding the progress and achievements of the university. He stated that a total of 2688 degrees are being conferred upon the students which include 16 doctorate degrees as well as 59 Gold Medals. He further added that the faculties of the university have published 571 high quality research papers and out of 26 registered patents, 19 patents have already been published. “Nine Companies have been registered by the students under the guidance of Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship. In such a short period producing more than 50 judicial officers is a special achievement”, he remarked.
These received Gold Medals:
Bhawna Pandey, Tanmoy Chakraborty, Abha Vijayan, Manjot Kaur, Meghna Mudgil, Neha Khanna, Surbhi Singhania, Parul Thapliyal
Simranjeet Kaur, Parabhjot Kaur, Sakshi Bansal, Chetna Jhadi, Bhavna Agarwal, Gunjan Aggarwal, Shubham Pusadkar, Akshat Bahuguna, Aman Mishra, Kusum Navya Lakshmi, Gaurav Chakrawal, Amritu Kumar, Prashant Jain, Anmol Kumar, Tarun Raj, Harshita Pandey, Amit Sati, Shreya Agrawal, Meena Negi, Nikhil Sharma, Chandan Bhatt, Abhishek Rawat
Deepali Kharayat, Kanika Ahuja, Neha Soni, Sakshi Chawla, Megha Rathore, Akansha Bhatt, Anima Bhatt
Vamika Rathi, Rajat Kumar, Babita Negi, Goli Bhaskar Sai, Manisha Kalpasi, Poonam Rawat, Ayushi Jaddhari, Meenakshi Khadka, Aanchal Srivastava, Monika Chhabra, Shailja Chauhan, Srishti Agarwal, Rahul Balvir Rana, Mukesh Kumar Verma, Shrishti Sharma, Subhanshu Thapa, Archan Negi
Art, Commerce and Pharmacy
Rahul Upadhyay, Kuldeep Kaur Saini, Shilpa Ale, Shujat Muzaffar
These received Doctorate Degrees:
Vijay Srivastava, Mohit Sharma, Navtika
Richa Khugshal, Babita Rawat, Shikha Verma, Piyush Kumar, Monika Bangari, Sandeep Kumar, Diksha Panwar
Harvinder Singh, Neeraj Kumar Pandey, Sumit Chaudhary
Brijmohan Singh Bisht, Vipin Panwar, Mansi Gupta
In his address Dr. Dhan Singh Rawat, Hon’ble minister for Higher Education at the outset profusely praised the grand Auditorium of the university and declared it as the best in Uttarakhand. Reiterating his resolve to make Uttarakhand, the best in higher education, he declared that Sixth Dham of Uttarakhand would be Vidya Dham. He acknowledged his decision to make convocation ceremony mandatory in the Universities of Uttarakhand. He outlined the highlights of proposed New Education Policy which would focus on education to all, career-oriented education and knowledge oriented education. Considering use of mobile as an obstacle in effective classroom teaching, he promised to take a decision in this regard after wider consultations with students, teachers and parents.
Those present on the occasion were Chancellor Shri Jitender Joshi, Vice Chancellor Prof. N. K. Joshi, Vice Chairperson Smt. Anuradha Joshi, Registrar Mr. Ajai Singh, Vice Chancellor Doon University, Prof. A. K. Karnatak, Former Chancellor, FRI Prof. R.B.S. Rawat, Mr. R. C. Sharma, Dr. Naresh Babu, Mr. Alok Pandey, Director S.A. & I. T. Services Dr. Abhishek Joshi, Director H.R. Ms. Ankita Joshi, Law College Dehradun Secretary Mr. Rajeev Sharma, Project Manager Mr. Jagdish Joshi, Principal & Dean, LCD, Dr. Rajesh Bahuguna, Director & Dean, UIM, Dr. Pradeep Suri, Joint Registrar Dr. Vandana Joshi, H.O.D.(Law) Dr. Poonam Rawat, Principal, SALS Dr. Ajay Singh, Principal, SOA Dr. J. P. Mishra, Dean Research Dr. S. P. Gairola, Principal Dr. Anuj Mittal, HOD, HM Mr. Manish Badoni, Director Dr. Muneesh Sethi, Controller of Exam Mr. K. B. Pokhriyal, Chief Librarian Dr. N. C. Uniyal, Dr. Shreya Goyal and hundreds of students.