The First Annual Convocation Ceremony at Presidency University

List of Medal Winners         Convocation Programme Vice Chancellor's Address

Presidency University held its first annual Convocation Ceremony on 22nd August 2013. The ceremony was presided over by His Excellency Shri M.K. Narayanan, the Governor of West Bengal and the Chancellor of the University. Mr Sam Pitroda, advisor to the Prime Minister on Public Informations Infrastructure and Innovations addressed the convocation as the guest-in-chief and Mr Bratya Basu, the Hon’ble Minister-in-charge of Higher Education and School Education in West Bengal was the guest of honour. Speaking about the glory of Presidency as a leading academic institution in Indian history, the Chancellor declared that ‘If India hopes to become one of the leading scientific hubs we will need to superbly shape our science education to attain this objective. I am certain that Presidency University will be able to produce the desired level of quality science education and help create a new generation of outstanding scientists who can then take on the world.’ He also expressed great hopes in the Humanities initiatives in the university. Mr Pitroda expressed the need for thinking out-of-the-box and restructuring education and described technology as a key driver for achieving this.

Over 340 students received their degrees at the annual convocation. Eminent alumni, historian Professor Ranajit Guha and chemist Professor Mihir Chowdhury received D.Litt and D.Sc degrees, Honoris Causa, at the ceremony. The ceremony was attended by a host of dignitaries and eminent alumni, including members of the Presidency Mentor Group. The Hon’ble Vice Chancellor, Professor Malabika Sarkar, congratulated the students on their success and on their being part of this historic occasion for Presidency University

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