Nirma University, Ahmedabad organised its 21st Annual Convocation on April 18, 2016 at its campus on SG Highway, Ahmedabad, wherein 500 students were conferred upon various degrees. John Anderson Fry, President, Drexel University, Philadelphia was present at the convocation as the Chief Guest, whereas the function was presided over by Dr Karsanbhai K Patel, President, Nirma University.
13 students from PhD, 227 students from MBA – Full Time, 55 students from MBA – Family Business & Entrepreneurship, 2 students from MBA – Part Time, 2 students from LLM, 94 students from BA LLB (Hons) and 107 students from BCom. LLB (Hons) were awarded degree for successful completion of their academic courses. Several awards were also given to deserving students as a token of appreciation of their hard work while achieving their goal. 18 scholastic medals were given to students for securing highest rank in their respective programmes. Delivering the convocation address, Chief Guest, John Anderson Fry said, “Business is one way in which humanity organizes itself to harness everyone’s talents and ideas. It provides a path to creating innovation, improving lives and expanding our impact far beyond the individual”.
The convocation began with the welcome address by Dr Patel, President of the University, who also conferred degrees to the pass-outs. The Chief Guest presented Scholastic Awards to the toppers of various disciplines before delivering the convocation address. The event ended with concluding address by the Director General of the University.