Careers360 Connect|Nov 9, 2023
Chandigarh University confers degrees to over 1,400 students during its annual convocation
Ram Nath Kovind acknowledged that the university has established itself as a benchmark for quality education by achieving recognition among the world’s top universities.
NEW DELHI: Chandigarh University organised its annual convocation ceremony on Friday in which over 1400 students were awarded undergraduate, postgraduate and PhD degrees. Out of the total students, 45 percent are women. Further, 22 girls out of 35 have been conferred gold medals and 21 girls out of 35 received doctorate degrees.
Former president Ram Nath Kovind was the chief guest for the occasion. At the event, Ram Nath Kovind stated that the university has set new benchmarks of quality higher education by featuring among the world’s top universities.
Satnam Singh Sandhu, Chandigarh University Chancellor; Dr (Professor) R S Bawa, Pro-Chancellor Chandigarh University and Dr Manpreet Singh Manna, Vice Chancellor Chandigarh University were also present at the convocation ceremony.
While addressing the gathering at the annual convocation, Ram Nath Kovind said, “Chandigarh University has built a good reputation as one of the premier institutions of India within a short span of 11 years, owing to which it has been ranked among the Top Universities of the World. Through the years, the university has been a hub of research and innovation by inculcating the spirit to participate, indulge, and innovate among its students. With more than 703 patents filed in a year, Chandigarh University has been ranked 1st in India by the Office of Controller General of Patents, Designs, Trademarks and Geographical Indications, Government of India.”
Adding to his convocation address, he said, “Educated youth is the biggest strength which will fuel the progress of India in Amrit Kaal, and the New Education Policy introduced after 34 years aims to prepare the Indian youth for the world of tomorrow. As you graduate today, you are not only being conferred a degree, but you are also bestowed with new expectations, and responsibilities to contribute towards society and the nation.”
Satnam Singh Sandhu, chancellor of CU, congratulated the graduates who received their degrees during the convocation. He added, “As the students graduating today step into the new phase of professionalism, it is expected from them that they realize their responsibility as the youth of the nation and contribute to its development. India is a nation where no matter what background you come from, you can reach the top positions of the country through your hardwork and determination.”
Talking about the recent rankings, Satnam Singh Sandhu, said, “Chandigarh University performed remarkably well on various parameters and attained the 27th rank in the top universities of India in the recently released NIRF Rankings 2023. The university has been ranked 15th in architecture at an all-India level, ranked 34th in the field of pharmacy, 36th for offering quality education in management, and 38th in engineering. The overall rank of the university in these rankings is 45th”.
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