More than 1500 students awarded degree on 4th Convocation of The IIS University World view of economic development is knowledge driven: Dr. Subramanian Swamy India’s youth is demographic potential dividend: Dr. Subramanian Swamy stressed the need to change National Education System
The IIS University hosted its fourth convocation on Saturday at the university premises. The Chancellor of the University Justice S. N. Bhargava presided over the function while former Cabinet Minister Dr. Subramanian
Swamy was the chief guest on the occasion.
More than 1500 students have conferred their degrees and diplomas in the various programmes out of which there are 30 Ph.D., 01 M.Phil, 473 Post Graduation, 922 under graduation and 78 PG diploma and Advanced Diploma level graduands. Also, 62 Gold Medals and plaques, 12 Endowment Awards and 289 Merit Certificates were awarded to meritorious graduands.
With the permission of the Chancellor, the Vice-Chancellor of the University Dr. Ashok Gupta declared the convocation open and welcomed the chief guest, dignitaries, guests and graduates present in the convocation hall. Later, he delivered the welcome speech and apprised the audience with the highlights of The IIS University.
In the welcome speech, Dr. Gupta talked about the journey which began in 1995 as the International College for Girls and within a short span of time it crossed many significant milestones in its endeavors towards excellence in higher education when it was conferred the status of Deemed to be a university in 2009.
While congratulating students on their success, he said that the real challenge of life starts now, you have to build a career and set goals to accomplish something worthwhile in life.
He also motivated the students by saying that most people are like mirrors, reflecting the moods and emotions of the times, few are windows, bringing light to bear on the dark corners where trouble fester. I am confident that all of you will be ‘windows of life’ to others around you.
The Chief Guest on the occasion, Dr. Subramanian Swami while delivering convocation address he said that universities are green houses for our youth to find their roots and develop and flower their intelligence for the pursuit of their chosen careers after graduation and to live a good family life in a vibrant democracy.
But he was saddened about India’s education policy, he further said that unfortunately the education system we have today is the same as designed by Macaulay in 1835, with the intention to produce civil servants and clerks for the British rule to rule over the Indian masses. While discussing how our education should be, he said that classroom education should not be lecture based but discussion and argument based. He also advised students to be fearless, patriotic and try to solve the problems of the country.
He further said that India has a great potential, it maintains a balance between spiritual progress and material progress. Yoga that is invented by India is adopted by the foreigners. He also cited the example, that NASA will use the Sanskrit language as it is computer complaint language.
Since the world view of economic development has now completely changed. It is no more thought of as capital-driven or as labour driven as Karl Marx argued, but as knowledge-driven, he said.
While quoting vast youth population as demographic potential dividend, Dr. Swamy said that globally, India today leads in the supply of youth i.e. persons in the age group of 15 to 35 yrs, and this lead will last for another forty years. We should not, therefore, squander this ‘natural resources’.
62 scholars walked away with gold medals out of which 12 were from Arts and Social Sciences, 19 from commerce and management, 17 were from Science.
Apart from this,12 scholars received endowment awards for their excellence in academic activities out of which Abhilasha Saxena from Arts and Social Sciences, Remya Kurian from Commerce and Mgt, and Shruti Gard from Science bagged Shiv Saraswati Memorial Gold Medal, Anjali Saxena (BJMC) and Anshika Natani (MJMC) received Dr. Shanta Narendra Bhanawat Memorial Gold Medal, Dimple Jeevnani (Economics Hon.) awarded with K.M. Sahai Memorial Gold Medal, Mehak Gulati (M.Com) got Pawan Bansal Memorial Gold Medal, Yashasvi Kathuria (Chemistry UG) received Prem Chand Bakshi Memorial Gold Medal, Honey Dhawan (BVA) and Richa Parasrampuria (MVA) bagged Radhey Shyam Badhalia Memorial Gold Medal, Yasha Sharma (UG Physics) got Ram Pyari-Surji Memorial Gold Medal
and Hukam Kaur-Nand Ram Memorial Gold Medal was received by Mona Khera (M.sc. Physics).
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