New Delhi: Ashoka University, a pioneer in providing multi-disciplinary, liberal education, will host the Convocation for the Class of 2018 at its campus, Sonepat, Haryana on May 18, 2018. The event celebrates the academic and non-academic achievements of students who have completed the three year Bachelor’s Degree Programme. The Founding Batch of the Ashoka Scholars Programme 2018 will also be awarded the Postgraduate Diploma in Advanced Studies and Research. The Ashoka Scholar Programme (ASP) is a year-long Postgraduate Diploma for students graduating with a Bachelor’s Degrees at the end of their third year. Undergraduates must formally apply for admission to the ASP.
The keynote address at the Convocation 2018 will be addressed by Professor Sheldon Pollock, who is the Arvind Raghunathan Professor of South Asian Studies and a distinguished Professor of Sanskrit and Indic Studies at the University of Chicago. The Chief Guest at the convocation will be Smt. Nirupama Rao, a retired Indian diplomat, Foreign Secretary and Ambassador.
At the event, students will be awarded the Undergraduate Degrees and the ASP Diplomas, respectively. The Convocation will also include the academic procession, lighting of the lamp and statements by Prof. Rudrangshu Mukherjee, Chancellor; Prof. Pratap Bhanu Mehta, Vice-Chancellor and Sankar Krishnan, Pro-Vice Chancellor.
The graduation event marks the culmination of the students’ academic journey. Ashoka University students join leading companies and top universities and are chosen for their global perspective, leadership skills, communication skills and enthusiasm to make a change. Some of the students from Ashoka University’s Class of 2018 have been placed at McKinsey & Co, Bain & Co, EY, Deloitte US, EY, MuSigma, Infoedge, RBL Bank, Star TV, Central Square Foundation, Dr Reddy’s Lab and Genpact. The other students have opted for higher education and have been admitted into top global universities such as Oxford University, Cambridge University, London School of Economics, University of Chicago, King’s College of London, Trinity College Dublin, University of London, Indian School of Business, National University of Singapore, Sciences Po, Brown University, and University of Minnesota.
Ashoka University is committed to making its world-class education affordable for students from all walks of life. We offer need-based financial aid and all incoming students are eligible to apply for full and partial scholarships. Currently, nearly 50% of the students enrolled in undergraduate studies at Ashoka University receive some form of financial assistance. Fourth year students of the Ashoka Scholars Programme are also eligible for tuition waivers and Teaching Assistantships for financial support.