NEW DELHI, NOVEMBER 1: Thousands of students of Amity of class 2018 enrolled under Science, Engineering & Technology received their degrees and diplomas during the three-day ‘Convocation 2018’ of Amity University Uttar Pradesh.
The convocation commenced at the University Campus in Noida where graduands from over 30 Institutions from different parts of the country received their degrees and diplomas. 65 Gold Medals, 64 Silver Medals, 37 Bronze Medals and 73 PhDs were awarded to the meritorious students and 47 students were awarded Baljit Shastri Award and 12 were awarded best All Round Student Trophies.
Dr. Balram Bhargava, Secretary, Department of Health Research (Ministry of Health and Family Welfare), Govt of India, Director General Indian Council of Medical Research; Prof. (Dr.) Shashank Sharad Kale, Head of Department (Neurosurgery), AIIMS and Padmashree and Padmabhushan Vaidya Devendra Triguna, Former Honorary Physician to President of India were among those awarded doctorate degrees.
Accepting the doctorate degree, Dr. Balram Bhargava, Secretary, Department of Health Research (Ministry of Health and Family Welfare), Govt of India, Director General Indian Council of Medical Research said that he sees Amity as the ‘Modern Day Gurukul of India’ and averred that there have been two major frontiers in healthcare, one is emergency medicine and second is universal health coverage that needs to be taken care. He called upon scientists and researchers of Amity to be the part of this healthcare development by contributing through biomedical research. Padmashree and Padmabhushan Vaidya Devendra Triguna, Former Honorary Physician to President of India thanked Amity for bestowing the honor. Stressing that Yoga and Indian Medicine System has started to gain global recognition, he highlighted the need to synergize Ayurveda with modern medicines. He urged Amity to establish a world-class education centre for Ayurveda to nurture global Ayurveda practitioners who will also conduct research. Delivering his acceptance speech, Prof. (Dr.) Shashank Sharad Kale, Head of Department (Neurosurgery), AIIMS expressed his gratitude towards the honor and motivated the graduands to consistently work hard to achieve the aim they have set for themselves.
Dr Balvinder Shukla, Vice Chancellor, Amity University Uttar Pradesh presented a brief report on the academic and research achievements during the academic year 2017-18 wherein she touched upon the salient developments including publications, collaborations & collaborative research, awards, distinguished visitors, student activities, placement etc and important achievements of Amity University Uttar Pradesh.
Dr. Pankaj Dougall, HoD and Sr. Consultant, Nuclear Medicine Services at Max Super Specialty Hospital, Saket, Dr. SKS Marya, Chairman, Bone & Joint Institute, Medanta Hospital and a total of 4,303 graduates from Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences, Law, Journalism Mass Communication, Fine Arts, Fashion Technology and other domains will also be receiving their degrees and diplomas on the second day of the convocation.