Padma Vibhushan Dr RA Mashelkar and Aditya Birla Group Chairman Shri Kumar Mangalam Birla were bestowed with Honorary Doctorate by Dr Ashok K Chauhan, Founder President, Amity Group of education, during the fifth convocation ceremony of the university on the university campus, Panchgaon, Manesar, on Saturday.
Accepting the honor, Shri Kumar Mangalam Birla congratulated the Amity University for adding a new dimension to the field of education. Dr Mashelkar hailed the university for its indefatigable initiatives in fundamental and applied research. Dr Mashelkar said, “When my generation graduated about fifty years ago, India was struggling as a `third world country’. When you graduate today, everyone expects India to be the `third most powerful country’ in the world.”
Dr Mashelkar during his address said, “Having talked about future ready education and research that leads and not follows, we now come to innovation. Assured success in innovation requires successful exploitation of a new invention in actual practice, in the field, in the market. The journey of mind to market place is a very difficult one. And to achieve this assured success in innovation, I propose an ASSURED Innovation matrix. A (Affordable), S(Scalable), S (Sustainable), U (Universal), R (Rapid), E (Excellent), D (Distinctive)”.
On this occasion, India’s one of the greatest entrepreneur Shri Kumar Manglam Birla stressed upon the significance of entrepreneurship in commoners lives. He further added that India is a fast growing country and more importantly it is being globally acclaimed as a member of top three country’s elite club.
Addressing the gathering of graduands and their parents, Dr Ashok Chauhan said the Amity graduates should be called “distinguished achievers who have the capability to earn kudos for the country”.
A total of 1,456 graduands of various programs, including Engineering & Technology, Management, Applied Sciences, Journalism & Mass Communication, Medical Sciences, Languages and Commerce, received UG and PG degrees; besides 59 Gold Medals, 58 Silver Medals and 47 Bronze Medals were bestowed on the top rankers. 20 students were awarded PhDs and meritorious students from different institutions were felicitated with 6 Dr Ashok K Chauhan Scholarships and 18 Baljeet Shastri Awards at the convocation formally inaugurated by Dr Aseem Chauhan, Chancellor, Amity University, Haryana.
Honorary professorship was conferred on Dr Anvita Abbi, Padma Shri, Adjunct Professor, Simon Fraser University; and Dr V Nagaraja, President, Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research.
Dr Aseem Chauhan, Chancellor Amity University Haryana congratulated all the graduands and wish them all the success in their lives.
In the welcome address , Prof. P B Sharma, Vice Chancellor presented a concrete picture, enumerating the remarkable initiative and widely acknowledged academic glories brought by the promising students of the globally acknowledged Amity university, surfaced in 2018. He further added that the success stories of the university is remarkably interwoven with innovative ideas, passion for research and ardent support to the students. Prof. Sharma highlighted the recent innovative products and establishment of world-class Labs like Amity Lipidomics Research Centre (ALRC), the FIST program of Department of Science and Technology, BIONNOVA Research Labs, SAFAR – Air Quality Monitoring System, LEED – Lab and awarded with Platinum category LEED” certification by US Green Building Council for our green building architecture, Amity’s Centre of Robotics and Artificial Intelligence such as Gesture based home automation, Gesture based Robotic Arm, Bowling Robot, and Nano Robot amongst others.
Convocation 2019 remained a day of great joy and exhilaration for the granduands and their parents who went down the memory lane, reminiscing university days while re-uniting with their friends and Alma mater. All the graduands, donned beautiful black robes with caps and colored scarves representing UG/PG programs were mesmerizing. Convocation 2019 marked another great milestone in the life of Amity University, Haryana, a University excelling in research and innovation.