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On September 28, 2020, the fifth convocation at the Galgotias University was grandly organized online.
Galgotias University decided that we cannot do a convocation ceremony like the previous 4 convocation ceremonies to help the spread of COVID-19 and support social distancing.
When the Galgotias University made the difficult decision, the administration at GU began to explore alternative means to celebrate the Class of 2020. Although we cannot meet in person at this time, we have come up with one small way to celebrate this important milestone: Virtual Online convocation, 2020.
In addition to the 5th Convocation ceremony for graduates, a celebratory video has been launched during the 2020 Convocation. A public watch page is available on Youtube and, all graduating students were encouraged to share the watch page link with their families and friends.
Convocation is one of our favourite parts of the year, as it is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate our graduates’ achievements. In light of the current situation, however, it is not possible or responsible to hold our traditional convocation ceremony.
Our virtual celebration took place on September 28, 2020.
This online event has been celebrated by our graduating students through speeches and well wishes and concluded with a presentation of the names of our graduates.
This year's program will look different. What remains unchanged is our pride in our graduates’ work and achievements.
Dr V Ramgopal Rao, Director, IIT Delhi, Mr. Sumant Sinha, Chairman, Renew Power, attended the convocation ceremony as the chief guest.
Pankaj Singh, Vice President, Uttar Pradesh Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Professor Kevin Warwick, Emeritus Professor University of Reading and Coventry University, UK were especially presented during the graduation ceremony.
Apart from academia we had guests from corporate world as well.
Sudhir Mishra, Senior GEO Lead Talent Acquisition- Infosys, L Amballa, Manager Global Campus Hiring Team, Talent Acquisition- Wipro, V Mrutyunjay, Human Resources- Talent Acquisition, Cognizant, Rajit Sikka, Regional Head Academic Relations- North India TCS and Md. Arif Kaushar, HR – Talent Acquisition OPPO mobiles India Pvt. also graced the occasion with their presence.
The program was started by the honourable Vice-Chancellor with her opening remarks. She welcomed the distinguished guests at the convocation and addressed the program outline.
The Vice chancellor, Prof. (Dr.) Preety Bajaj said that their presence and participation in our convocation is a testimonial to our commitment to the cause of higher education.
All the chief guests were awarded the honorary degrees by Chancellor Sunil Galgotia. In his address, Vice-Chancellor Dr. Preeti Bajaj, while wishing all the students, said that we provide educational development as well as social and practical development to our students.
Chancellor Sunil Galgotia said that nothing gives us more joy than having all present on this special occasion to witness the graduation of the fifth batch of our students.
Prof. (Dr.) Preety Bajaj said that she is delighted to welcome online the graduating students and their families as they celebrate this special occasion. She was delighted to welcome all our students, especially our new students who have joined us a few days ago.
“I welcome the faculty and staff members of Galgotias University who are pivotal to the functioning of the University and are exemplars of excellence. I would especially like to welcome our new faculty and staff members who have joined us in this new academic year.
We are proud to have so many talented and experienced academics and practitioners join us in our efforts to build a transformative educational experience for our students."
The fifth Convocation is an important milestone in the University's history as we mark more than half a decade of graduating students who have gone on to make significant contributions to our society and economy.
Having made a modest beginning in 2011 with few schools, few programmes, a small number of students and around 150 faculty members, Galgotias University has made steady progress in expanding to become a full-fledged university with undergraduate, postgraduate and PhD programmes offered by its 17 Schools, over 20,000+ students and 3,500 faculty members.
With more than 750+ International Students from 25+ countries the university has topped in ranking for better education in Engineering, Medical, Management and Law.
The Record-Breaking Placements for the students have made the university their first choice of reference as a better educational excellence place to study. The students are placed in 450+MNCs with 1,500+offers in the first 15 Days.
This is a huge responsibility and we are taking our aspirations and commitment to excellence across all our programmes. In the years ahead, we hope to consolidate our programmes and learn from experience to further improve our capacities to contribute to the field of higher education.
At the same time, the Government of India makes students aware of many programs related to the government such as Girl Safety, Kavach, Gender Issues, Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, International Youth Festival Day, Yoga, Fit India Moment, Khelo India, AIDS Awareness Program etc. and so many students of Galgotias University, and the students laid clubs and societies participate in these programs, and organize the programs.
The Chief Guest said in his address that in order to move forward in life, strong self-belief is important. In his address, Pankaj Singh added that the young generation has to illuminate the name of the country in the world by following their culture.
Chancellor Sunil Galgotia wished the students a bright future. CEO, Dhruv Galgotia observed that the students have to illuminate the name of the country on the world stage and this is possible only through hard work.
6,576 students got their degrees during the ceremony.
In the convocation ceremony for the year 2019, a total of 3,271 students, including 190 students of Diploma course out of 8 programs, 555 Postgraduate students, 5 students of PhD, 3 students from the integrated course and 2,489 students of graduate courses received their degrees.
310 Students got medals and 4 students got Chancellor trophy.
Out of 3,271 students, 70 students were awarded gold, 54 students silver and 33 students awarded bronze medals.
For the year 2020, 3,305 students were awarded degrees which includes 267 diplomas, 637 postgraduates, 2,691 graduates and one student for a certificate course. Out of this, 71 gold, 51 silver and 31 bronze medals were awarded.
The Chancellor Trophy 2019 was awarded to Ajeenkuddin of the Computer Science department and Julie Koshi of the School of Education.
Shaurya Chauhan from Computer Science and Shweta Gupta from Clinical Research grabbed the award for the year 2020.
Bollywood singers Shankar Mahadevan, Shaan, Kailash Kher, Shivani Kashyap and cricketer Jonty Rhodes also joined in during the graduation ceremony.
Galgotias University 5th Convocation ceremony: