New Delhi: A group of 11 Indian students, among students from over 100 countries, received their degrees at a recently held University of London Graduation Ceremony at the Barbican Centre in the heart of London, doing the country proud. The students of the New Delhi based Indian School of Business & Finance (ISBF), a Featured Teaching Institution of London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), were bestowed their certificates in a gathering of around 4000 graduates and guests, for successfully completing rigorous undergraduate and postgraduate programmes with academic direction from LSE. HRH Princess Royal, Chancellor of the University of London, presided over the 2019 London Graduation Ceremony.
Among the 11, five received their Graduate Diploma in Finance and six received their Undergraduate (UG) degrees. Two Indian students, Priya Bansal and Riya Bansal, who are incidentally sisters, have already been accepted into the distinguished LSE’s MSc Economics programme on a full scholarship, while another student from ISBF, Pooja Pandey, has been accepted into the MSc Accounting and Finance programme course at LSE.
Expressing his admiration for the young cohort of graduates, Professor Peter Kopelman, the Vice Chancellor of the University of London, said, “Many of you (graduates) have come from far away, and it may be your first visit to London. The accomplishments of our graduates have changed the course of many fields of work. Your award reflects the uppermost standards of higher education and will be held in higher regard all around the world. Be proud of your University of London degree as we are proud of you.”
Also commenting on the occasion, Founder & Director of ISBF, Dr. Jitin Chadha said, “It was exciting to see our students at one of the world’s most prestigious graduation ceremonies, in the presence of royalty and world-renowned academicians. It was also an honour for us to share the stage as part of the faculty group which was graduating students from over 100 countries. I wish them the very best in their myriad pursuits.”
Dr. Chadha, along with Associate Director Chiraag Mehta, also attended on Monday the London School of Economics’ Open House for its Teaching Institutions from across dozens of countries. This was followed by a dinner reception for the graduates at LSE. Over two days following the graduation ceremony, Dr. Chadha and Mr. Mehta participated in the University of London Teaching Centres’ Symposium, attended by 86 delegates from 26 countries, where deliberations were held around the theme of ‘Acquisition, Experience, Outcomes: Enhancing the Student Journey’.