“Celebrate your achievements as you are embarking on a new chapter of your life. LPU has provided you with specific skills…use your skills towards the improvement of society.” – Sir Borysiewicz
LPU organized its 2nd Convocation, the largest ever in the University campus, to confer M. Phil, Post Graduate, and Graduate degrees and diplomas on over 7600 students. The Chief Guest of the day was Professor Sir Leszek Borysiewicz, the Vice Chancellor of the University of Cambridge, and one of the greatest academicians of the world. The event was presided over by LPU Chancellor, Mr. Ashok Mittal. 27 students were awarded Gold Medals and 86 were declared Batch Toppers. 26 scholars took home M.Phil degrees.
Chancellor, Mr. Mittal delivered the welcome address and briefly spoke about the university’s research accomplishments including numerous publications, academic and sports achievements, accomplishments in the IT domain, tie-ups with numerous international universities, and vast diversity of the student body. The Chancellor mentioned, “The University has accelerated its journey towards excellence and will surely achieve its goal of ‘Transforming Education Transforming India’.” He congratulated the graduating students of the university and urged them to promote the vision of the university and contribute to society after leaving LPU.
Delivering the Convocation Address, Professor Sir Leszek Borysiewicz inspired the students, “Celebrate your achievements as you are embarking on a new chapter of your life. LPU has provided you with specific skills and this ceremony is a reminder that you have a responsibility to use your skills towards the improvement of society.”
Dr. Ramesh Kanwar, Vice Chancellor of LPU, read the annual report where he mentioned, “LPU Faculty relentlessly strives in instilling ethics and good human values in our students so that they become globally competitive professionals and good citizens of the society keen on solving 21st century problems of the world dealing with water, food, energy, health, infrastructure and sustainability.” In his report Dr. Kanwar made special mention of the faculties’ 250+ research papers which have been published in national and international journals. Also, he mentioned the research grants received from bodies like DRDO, Punjab State Council for Science & Technology, and Centre for International Co-operation in Science etc. He gave details about the consultancy projects which have been taken by faculty with corporates like Coca Cola, Next Care, Videocon, Mind Clinic, and patents that have been published in more than 140 countries.
The Honourable Guest, Professor Borysiewicz also bestowed honour upon and distributed medals amongst the meritorious students. This followed the exhortation ceremony wherein the new degree-holders vowed to work towards the improvement of society. The convocation ceremony came to a close with the National Anthem.