The NorthCap University, Gurugram held its sixth Annual Convocation Ceremony for its various undergraduate and postgraduate programmes on 20 December 2017. The event was a memorable one and was presided over by the Hon’ble Governor of Haryana, Prof. Kaptan Singh Solanki. Other luminaries present at the event included The NorthCap University’s Chancellor and Founder Member, Shri V Daulet Singh; Pro-Chancellor, Prof Prem Vrat; Vice-Chancellor, Prof. HB Raghavendra; Founder Members Shri Avdhesh Mishra and Shri Shiv Saran Mehra.
A total of 855 students were awarded degrees in their respective disciplines, including 508 from BTech, 60 from MTech, 19 from BSc Maths (H), 13 from MSc (Maths), 58 from BBA, 30 from BCom (H), 20 from BSc (Eco), 32 from MBA, 77 from BBA-LLB (H), 18 from LLM and 15 awarded PhD. 5 students were awarded Diploma in Management & Leadership. Gold, Silver and Bronze medals were awarded to 35 candidates to candidates who topped the list in their respective streams and 5 Certificates of Merit were awarded. Mr Pranav Jain, Dept of CSE&IT has been awarded the ‘Outstanding Student of the Year Award’.
Congratulating the graduating students the Hon’ble Governor, Prof. Kaptan Singh Solanki said, “The nation’s future depends on the youth who study in colleges and universities and India has the largest number of youth in the world. If we all decide to move together one step ahead we will together be able to move 125 crore steps ahead together. As the name of this institution suggests, this is a university wearing the cap of a ‘Premier’ university in North India. NIRF has ranked NCU among the top 150 universities in India. Students graduating from this University are capable of good employment opportunities as only 12% of the youth in India get this kind of quality education. Your contribution to India’s progress should be accordingly.” Conveying his good wishes to the students Prof. Solanki urged them to “Move ahead! It is now your responsibility to lead the country towards progress and economic prosperity.”
Earlier, amidst the chanting of mantras the convocation started with the academic procession. Later, the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. HB Raghavendra, presented the Annual Report of the University. Speaking at the occasion he said, “The NorthCap University plays a crucial role in preparing students for a sound professional career. Our mission is to develop competent professionals who are innovative, analytical and independent. We strive to empower our youth capital with skills, abilities and attitude so that they become a catalyst for change.” The Convocation ended with the oath taking ceremony by the students.
After receiving the ‘Outstanding Student of the Year Award’ the elated Pranav Jain said, “It’s an honour for me to be selected as the University’s ‘Outstanding Student of the Year’. I come from a small town in Rajasthan and NCU has introduced me to a world of possibilities I never knew existed. I came here for a degree and now I am graduating with dreams and confidence to soar high and make a positive change in the world.”
The event was streamed live on Facebook and thousands viewed it.