Shiv Nadar University Celebrates Its Fifth Convocation

More than 580 students from Shiv Nadar University were conferred degrees this year.

Shiv Nadar University Convocation Ceremony.
Shiv Nadar, Chancellor, Shiv Nadar University, addressing the gathering.

Shiv Nadar University celebrated its fifth convocation ceremony at its Greater Noida campus. The University awarded degrees to more than 580 graduating students, including 20 PhDs, from various streams of Engineering, Natural Sciences, Humanities & Social Sciences, Fine Arts, as well as Management, and recognized best performances with special awards and distinctions.

The University Chancellor, Shiv Nadar conferred honorary doctorates on four distinguished individuals, namely Dr. Ashok Seth, Padma Shri, Padma Bhushan, world-renowned cardiologist & the Chairman of Fortis Escorts Heart Institute; Lord Charles Powell, an eminent British diplomat, politician & businessman; Dr. Krishnaswamy Kasturirangan, Padma Shri, Padma Bhushan, Padma Vibhushan, distinguished Indian space scientist&former head of ISRO; and Mr. Mike Lawrie, Global Technology Leader & President, CEO and Chairman, DXC Technology, in recognition of their outstanding achievements and significant contributions to society in their respective fields.

Congratulating the students, Shiv Nadar said, “Graduating students, I believe your time at this university has equipped you to adapt and reinvent in any situation. You carry the legacy of our collective dream from this campus and have the tools and knowledge to be the leaders of tomorrow. Go out, take risks and change the world”.

Arun Sarin KBE, former CEO of Vodafone, and current board member of Cisco, Accenture and Charles Schwab & a Silicon Valley investor, and Dr.Isher Ahluwalia, Padma Bhushan, a distinguished economist, & Chairperson, Board of Governors, the Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations (ICRIER), attended the Convocation as the Guests of Honour, and addressed the gathering.

Sarin gave four mantras for life, he said, “Have a passion and follow it, be a part of the technology-based innovation as the world is changing so you should be a part of it. Think big taking risks along the way, don’t be afraid of the failures and leave the world a better place by serving others. But don’t forget to have fun along the way”.

The convocation was also attended by distinguished members from academia, industry bodies, government, and media, along with Shiv Nadar University’s faculty mentors, staff, students and their proud parents. 

Dr. Rupamanjari Ghosh, Vice-Chancellor, Shiv Nadar University, said, “This is a proud moment for us at Shiv Nadar University as we graduate our fifth batch of students, who are on their way to join some of the best organisations and institutions in the world”.

"We are also privileged to have among us stalwarts from four major walks of life, who received our honorary doctorates for their contributions towards the society at large. We share similar values and aspirations for excellence. The galaxy of Guests of Honor and Honorary Doctorates present today is an inspiration for the entire Shiv Nadar University community”, she added.

In the recently released National Institute Ranking Framework (NIRF), published by the MHRD, Government of India, Shiv Nadar University was ranked at 52 in the 'University' category. The University has been the youngest institution in the NIRF top-100 ‘Overall’ list for the last 3 years. The University has been selected as an “Institution of Eminence” by the Expert Committee, appointed by MHRD, Government of India.

Shiv Nadar University also announced that a substantial number of students have received graduate admission and financial aid offers from top institutions and Universities across the world, such as New York University, Bocconi University, Technical University of Munich, TU Delft, among others.

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