Lovely Professional University (LPU) has announced that His Excellency, Lovely Professional University (LPU) Tony Abbott, Former Prime Minister of Australia, will grace its 11th Convocation as the Chief Guest on Sunday, the 25th of February 2024.

Hon’ble 28th Prime Minister of Australia, Mr. Tony Abbott (Anthony John Abbott) is a distinguished statesman, scholar, and leader, who has served his country and the world with distinction and dedication. He holds a Bachelor of Economics and a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Sydney, and a Master of Arts in Politics and Philosophy from Oxford University, where he was a Rhodes Scholar. He has pursued careers in journalism, business, and politics, before becoming the Prime Minister of Australia from 2013 to 2015. He is also the author of several books, including Battlelines, A Strong Australia, and The Minimal Monarchy. Hon’ble former Australian PM will be honoured with LPU’s Honorary Causa Doctorate Degree, in recognition of his versatile undertakings for the general welfare of humanity, internationally.

The 11th Convocation of LPU will be a grand celebration of academic excellence and achievement, as thousands of students from across India and abroad will receive their degrees/diplomas for the completion of their respective programs. The Convocation will be held at the Baldev Raj Mittal Unipolis of the University, a state-of-the-art auditorium with a seating capacity of over 15,000. The Convocation will be for the batches of both regular and distance education students for the years 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023.

Dr. Ashok Kumar Mittal, Founder Chancellor of LPU and member of Parliament, Rajya Sabha said “I am delighted to welcome His Excellency, Mr Tony Abbott, Former Prime Minister of Australia, as the Chief Guest of our 11th Convocation. His presence will inspire our students and faculty to pursue excellence and innovation in their respective fields. I hope that this Convocation will be a memorable and enriching experience for all the participants.”

On this occasion, ‘Academic Medals’ will be bestowed upon top 343 meritorious students, who have excelled in their academic performance and co-curricular activities. Along With them, 83 gold medalists and 525 Ph.D. Scholars will be honoured in special. The Convocation will also witness the presence of eminent dignitaries, academicians, industry leaders, alumni, parents, and media. All the degree/diploma recipients are required to register for the Convocation ceremony to confirm their participation.

LPU’s convocations have always been presided over by the top international and national statesmen-women, who have inspired the students and the faculty with their wisdom and vision. Some of the illustrious personalities who have graced LPU’s convocations in the past include the President of India Padma Vibhushan Late Shri Pranab Mukherjee, the Vice President of India Shri Muppavarapu Venkaiah Naidu, Her Excellency, President of the Republic of Mauritius Dr. Ameenah Firdaus Gurib-Fakim, Nobel Laureate for Peace His Holiness Dalai Lama, Presidents of Afghanistan Mr.Hamid Karzai and more.