Jaipur, “Know that you will have to give many more kinds of exams on many more occasions in your life. And only some of these exams will be academic in nature. A majority of the exams you will have to give are Life’s Examinations – the tests you will face during the inevitable twists and turns in your life.” These word said by Sudheendra Kulkarni, Aide to Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee, former Prime Minister of India and Chairman, Observer Research Foundation Mumbai, on the occasion of 3rd convocation programme of Manipal University Jaipur at its campus as a Chief Guest of the Programme.
He told that the Prime Minister has announced that the government will select and support 10 public universities and ten private universities in India under a new scheme to make them world-class. I have no doubt that Manipal will top the list of private universities, and will find a place among the Top 100 universities in the world. He wish for every success to Dr. Ramdas Pai, Dr. Ranjan Pai and all their colleagues in their endeavor to establish many more such Abodes of Saraswati – and make Manipal an even more prestigious name in higher education both in India and around the world.
The progamme presided over by Dr Ramdas M Pai, Chairperson, MUJ and he also declares the Convocation open and close after the distribution of the degree and speech by dignitaries. Dr. Ramdas Pai welcomed with present bouquets to chief guest and present memento in the end of the programme.
President Prof Sancheti told about MUJ’s vision and activities and congratulated to all students received their degrees, awards and medals. On this occasion welcome address given by the Prof. Kumkum Garg, Pro-President of MUJ. Introduction of Chief Guest given by Mr. Rajen Padukone, Group President MEMG.
Dr Vandana Suhag, Registrar, MUJ, stated that the Chief Guest Mr Sudheendra Kulkarni, Dr Ramdas Pai, Chairperson, MUJ and Prof Sandeep Sancheti, President MUJ awarded degrees to 759 students of various streams of UG, PG and Ph.D. Besides, 20 Gold Medals shall be awarded to meritorious students who have excelled in Academics and 3 more medals – one as Chairperson’s Gold Medals and one each for best outstanding entrepreneur and extracurricular activities during the year.
The dignitaries awarded Chairperson’s Gold Medal to Rishab Bajaj student of B.Tech - Civil Engineerin, Dr. K. Kasturirangan Gold Medal to Shubham Aggarwal student of B.Tech Electronics & Communication Engineering for his entrepreneurship and leadership qualities. Brig (Dr.) Surjit Pabla Gold Medal to Siddharth Srivastava student of B.Tech - Electronics & Communication Engineering for his achievements in extra-curricular activities. They also awarded gold medals to Aaditi Gupta, Topper of B.Tech (CSE), Bhavini Mohan, Topper of B.Tech (IT), Simran ChoudharY, Topper of B.Tech (EEE), Avani Agarwal, Topper of B.Tech (ECE), Ankul Kithania, Topper of B.Tech (Automobile), Swati Choudhary, Topper of B.Tech (Civil), Aakash Bhattacherjee, Topper of B.Tech (Mechanical), Himanshu Singhal, Topper of B.Tech (Mechatronics), Bhawani Singh, Topper of BHM, Sudipta Pathak, Topper of B.Sc, Savi Khuraniya, Topper of BCA, Chetan Prakash Kumawat, Topper of MCA, Nikita Bhowmik, Topper of BBA, Atul Jakhar, Topper of B.COM, Mahima Satpathy, Topper of BJMC, Sachin S Deshpande, Topper of M.Tech (SAMM), Prerit Jain, Topper of M.Tech (SCIT), Himani Gandhi, Topper of M.Tech (SEEC), Karan Gupta, Topper of MBA and Hemant Kumar, Topper of LLM. After distribution of the degree to all students administration of oath by President.
Dr. Vandana Suhag, Registrar, MUJ told that Madam Vasanthi Pai, Shri Rajen Padukone, Group President MEMG; Dr H.P. Khincha, Advisor IISc Bangalore and Chairman Karnataka Innovation Council; Ms Mira Mehrishi, Futll Time Member CMAC and Vice-Chairman, ADMA; Shri Sudhakar Rao, IAS, Former CS Karnataka and Shri Anoop Khinchi, Commissioner College Education, Rajasthan, Mohandas Pai, Abhay Jain and all eminent members of the Board of Management, Finance Committee, Academic Advisory Board, TSB Advisory Committee, Academic Council and other such Committees of the university was also present on this occasion. In the end of the programme vote of thanks given by Dr. Vandana Suhag, Registrar, MUJ. The convocation programme started with lighting of lamp and sarsvati vandana and completed with national anthem.