- The IIS University holds its 8th Convocation
- Over 1700 students awarded degrees on 8th Convocation of IIS University
- Doctor of Letters (D.Litt.) Honoris Causa conferred upon Justice Dalveer Bhandari
- Doctor of Letters (D.Litt.) Honoris Causa conferred upon Dr. Achyuta Samanta
- Doctor of Science (D.Sc.) Honoris Causa conferred upon Dr. Vikram Shah
There has been a paradigm shift in higher education in our country in the past few decades. There has been a proliferation of new universities, offering professional courses, multidisciplinary specialisations, as well as more rigorous training in the traditional subjects- whether in the sciences or the humanities, or other fields. You are among the beneficiaries of these strides made in higher education in our country in the recent decades. However, while we have made great strides, we still have a long way to go. Although a quality education has become far more affordable and accessible than it was in the past, it still remains out of the reach of many, due to the persistent inequality of wealth, resources and opportunity. You are fortunate and blessed to have before you greater opportunities for personal and professional growth and fulfillment than any generation before. With these words Chief Guest on the occasion Justice Dalveer Bhandari, ICJ, Hague began to deliver his convocation address.
IIS (Deemed to be University) hosted its Eighth Convocation on Friday at the university premises. The Chancellor of the University Justice S. N. Bhargava presided over the function.
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 graduands present in the convocation hall. Later, he delivered the welcome speech and apprised the audience with the highlights and achievements of the university. He was also happy to announce that the university will be celebrating its silver jubilee year in 2020-21.
In the welcome speech, Dr. Gupta talked about the journey which began in 1995 as the International College for Girls. He was happy to announce that the university is into the second decade of national presence as a much sought after institute of higher learning.
Around 1750 students were conferred their degrees and diplomas in the various programmes, out of which there are 45 Ph.D., 460 Post graduation, 1198
Under graduation & 39 Advanced Diploma level graduands. Also, 60 Gold Medals and Plaques, 14 Endowment Awards and 289 Merit Certificates were awarded to meritorious graduands.
Doctor of Letters (D.Litt.) Honoris Causa conferred upon Justice Dalveer Bhandari
IIS (deemed to be UNIVERSITY) conferred upon Justice Dalveer Bhandari the Doctor of Letters (D.Litt.) Honoris Causa in the field of Law and Justice. Justice Bhandari is a visionary and one of the finest judges the world has ever witnessed. He holds the distinction of being among the selected few Indian judges who have had the opportunity for making their mark in the international arena. His election to the International Court of Justice is a matter of pride for the entire country. After practicing as a successful lawyer for 23 years, he was appointed judge at the Delhi High Court in 1991. He was then appointed Chief Justice of the Bombay High Court. In October 2005, he was elevated to the Supreme Court as Judge. In 2007, he was unanimously elected as
President of the India International Law Foundation and continues in that position.
From ordering state governments for ensuring sufficient night shelters for the homeless, passing orders in favour of the right to free and compulsory education, allocating funds for malnutrition in the five most backward districts of Maharashtra to the release of a higher quantum of supply of food grains for the population living below the poverty line, the courage of his conviction has been in evidence, repeatedly with every landmark judgment that Justice Bhandari has delivered in the interest of civic society.
A plethora of national and international recognitions such as the Padma Bhushan, the third highest civilian award in India and the First Justice Nagendra Singh International Peace Award, stand testimony to the enduring magnitude of his contributions towards adding a whole new dimension to our constitutional jurisprudence.
Doctor of Letters (D.Litt.) Honoris Causa conferred upon Dr. Achyuta Samanta
For his singular service to humanity, IIS (Deemed to be University) bestowed upon Dr. Achyuta Samanta, Founder and Mentor of the Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology (KIIT University) and the Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences, (KISS) the degree of Doctor of Letters (D.Litt.) Honoris Causa in the field of tribal education. Dr. Samanta setup KISS in Bhubaneswar for educating the tribal children as he firmly believes that only education can get these communities out
of the vicious cycle of poverty. Besides formal education, the institute provides accommodation, food, healthcare, study material, clothing and vocational training to all its students free of charge. His pioneering role in changing the lives of millions of tribals has been recognized through several prestigious national and international awards including Gusi Peace Prize International, and Gandhi-Mandela Peace Award, besides others. Both KIIT and KISS have found place in the Limca Book of Records as well as Guinness World Records on many counts.
Doctor of Science (D.Sc.) Honoris Causa conferred upon Dr. Vikram Shah
IIS (Deemed to be University) bestowed upon Dr. Vikram Shah, Founder Chairman and Managing Director of Shalby Hospitals, Gujarat the degree of Doctor of Science (D.Sc.) Honoris Causa in the field of Health Care. Dr. Shah’s dream of making available expert and comprehensive healthcare to people in smaller cities of the country has culminated into the establishment of 11 multispecialty hospitals, spread across Western and Central India. Right from his early years as a surgeon, Dr. Shah has endeavoured to magnify his impact on the patients’ well-being by embracing innovations in research and medical practices. His ingenious and ground-breaking inventions, such as the OS Needle and the Zero Technique, have completely revolutionized knee-replacement surgery. To push the national narrative on healthcare reform beyond its usual notion of innovation, Dr. Shah has put to practice several novel ideas including setting up of a Bone Bank, maintaining a Large Joint Inventory and a Joint Replacement Registry, undertaking patient- centric initiatives such as the We Care Programme, and establishing a nonprofit organization which conducts health awareness-lectures and free check-up camps for the needy. He is the only Indian surgeon for having been selected to be on the Board of Designers of Zimmer Inc., USA.
Dr. Gupta welcomes graduands
While empowering the female graduands, Dr. Gupta inspired them to focus on their dreams, to be prepared to take calculated risks and do not deterred by failures. He also hoped that even after bidding adieu to this campus, graduands will continue to draw inspiration from the deep spirit of IISU with its focus on education for life along with education for living. This will help in their diverse journey of discovery, of breaking the mould and shattering glass ceilings, of sailing uncharted seas and, opening new vistas to the human spirit.
He has also shown high hopes on the students who leave this campus with a deep reservoir of the IISU spirit of inclusion, diversity and equality, a reservoir that will grow over the years and invited to join BANDHAN- the association of the alumnae of this University so that you can stay connected with your alma mater.
As many as 14 scholars have received endowment awards for their excellence in academic activities out of which Poojan Gupta from Arts and Social Sciences, Ishita Bassi from Commerce and Management and Roopal Pathak from Science bagged Shiv Saraswati Memorial Gold Medal, Sanju Kumawat (BA JMC) and Pratibha Tiwari (MA JMC) received Dr. Shanta Narendra Bhanawat Memorial Gold Medal, Payal Sahu (M.sc. Physics) received Hukam Kaur-Nand Ram Memorial Gold Medal, Kanishka Agarwal (Economics Hon.) awarded with K.M. Sahai Memorial Gold Medal, Ira Saxena (M.Com) got Pawan Bansal Memorial Gold Medal, Ayushi Manglani (Chemistry UG) received Prem Chand Bakshi Memorial Gold Medal, Poojan Gupta (BVA) and Megha Debnath (MVA) bagged Radhey Shyam Badhalia Memorial Gold Medal, Mahima Chaudhary (Highest Marks in UG Physics) got Ram Pyari-Surji Memorial Gold Medal, Priyanka Rathore (Highest Marks in Maths (UG) received J.P. Gupta Memorial Gold Medal and Meenal Maharwal received Aditi Sanghi Memorial Award for her outstanding performance in sports.
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