Manav Rachna University (MRU) organized its 1st Convocation Ceremony at its campus today. The chief guest for the occasion was Mr. Nadir Godrej, MD, Godrej Industries. He was accompanied by eminent dignitaries including Dr. Outi Kallioinen, Ex-President, Lahti University of Applied Sciences, Finland; Ms. Satya Bhalla, Chief Patron, Manav Rachna Educational Institutions (MREI); Dr. Prashant Bhalla, President, MREI; Dr. Amit Bhalla, VP, MREI; Dr. Sanjay Srivastava, VC, MRU; Dr. Pritam Singh, Advisor, Strategic Mentoring Board, MREI; Dr. Meenakshi Khurana, PVC, MRU; Mr. H K Batra, MD, Perfect Bread; Mr. Navdeep Chawla; CMD, Psychotropics India; Mr. Ravi Vasudeva, State General Secretary, HCCI; Deans and Directors of the various institutions of MREI.
The convocation was declared open by Smt. Satya Bhalla. Dr. Sanjay Srivastava presented the Annual Report of MRU. Addressing the graduating students, he talked about the importance of ethics, loyalty and character building as the first step before entering into the professional world.
The convocation memoir ‘Pratibimb’ was released at the ceremony. MRU also bestowed Honorary Doctorate Degrees in Philosophy upon Mr. Nadir Godrej and Dr. Outi Kallioinen. 392 meritorious students from the 2017 Batch (MBA, M. Tech and B. Tech programs) were awarded degrees. Special awards were instituted for exemplary performance across various genres. All the awardees for the special awards and medals were chosen through a well-structured process where all nominations were evaluated by a committee headed by Deans and Directors.
Ms. Rashi Gupta (Information Technology) received the Patron’s Medal for her exemplary work in the areas of community service. Mr. Tarun Singh (Mechanical) was awarded the President’s Medal for his achievements at the International Level; Mr. Anjan Kar (Electronics) was bestowed with the Vice President’s Medal for his achievements at the National level. Mr. Rohit Goel (Mechanical) was awarded with the Vice Chancellor’s Medal for his academic acumen. He is the topper of the B. Tech programs. Ms. Shweta Gosain (Electronics) was awarded with Student Leadership Award for displaying outstanding leadership across academics, sports and other activities.
Lakshya Sharma (Mechanical) was announced as the ‘Outstanding Achiever’ in the field of Research; Mehak Lamba (Computer Science) in the field of Professional Proficiency; and Abhijeet Singh (Mechanical) in for Tech Expertise. The toppers of all the programs were also felicitated on the occasion.
Giving out emphatic messages poetically, Sh. Nadir Godrej said: “While you are busy earning, make sure you are always learning. If you now see the light, your future will be very bright”.