176 Young Minds of South Asia Graduating at the Third SAU Convocation

New Delhi: South Asian University is conducting its third convocation at the Pravasi Bhartiya Kendra, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi on Thursday, 7 June 2018. The convocation will be presided over by Mr. Giriraj Mani Pokhrel, Minister of Education, Science and Technology of the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal as the Visitor’s Nominee. Dr. Vinay Sahasrabuddhe, President, ICCR and Member of Parliament in the Rajya Sabha will be the Chief Guest. The Secretary General of SAARC Mr. Amjad Hussain B Sial will also be present at the event along with other members of SAU’s statutory bodies from around the South Asian region.
A total of 176 students will be conferred Masters, MPhil and PhD Degrees in various programmes that include Applied Mathematics, Biotechnology, Computer Science, Economics, International Relations, Legal Studies and Sociology. 7 programme toppers will be honoured with the SAU Gold Medal. Students from the entire South Asia region will be present at the convocation. Out of the total number of graduates, 21 are from Afghanistan, 17 from Bangladesh, 5 from Bhutan, 11 from Nepal, 5 from Pakistan and one from Sri Lanka and France while the rest 99 are from India. 10 students will get their MPhil Degrees – two from Nepal, one from Bangladesh and 7 from India. For the first time since its inception, South Asian University will be handing out PhD Degrees to 6 of its scholars – one each from Afghanistan and Bangladesh and 4 from India.
Mandated to inculcate a sense of regional consciousness among the young minds of the South Asia region while imparting cutting-edge knowledge, South Asian University was established by the governments of the eight SAARC nations. The university took off in 2010 with two Masters Degree Programmes. Today, SAU offers seven Masters and an equal number of Doctoral Programmes.
The construction of the permanent campus of the South Asian University is going on in Maidan Garhi in New Delhi.