New Delhi, April 18, 2015: Apeejay Stya University organised its 1st Convocation Ceremony at the Apeejay Campus, Sheikh Sarai. Dressed in blue and black convocation gowns, students from different schools at ASU – Engineering & Technology, Biosciences, Design & Visual Arts, Pharmaceutical Sciences and Journalism & Mass Communication – attended and created wonderful memories at their graduating ceremony.
The Chief Guest for the event, Lord Swraj Paul, a well-known educationist, philanthropist and Chairman of Caparo Group, conferred the degrees to the graduate and postgraduate students. The presidential address of the convocation was delivered by Mrs. Sushma Paul Berlia, eminent industrialist, Co-Founder and Chancellor of Apeejay Stya University.
While addressing the students and other attendees, Lord Paul said: “It is a moment of immense pleasure to see my niece, Mrs. Sushma Paul Berlia, working towards providing quality education in India. Today, education has become more of a business than a social service. My late brother, Dr. Stya Paul struggled towards imparting education as a service and his legacy is being carried forward by Sushma. I am happy to witness this moment.”
Mrs. Sushma Paul Berlia, during her presidential address, shared: “The educational practices of Apeejay Stya University is a blend of best practices followed by reputed universities internationally with Indian thoughts and the best that was available in Indian education and tradition.” Wishing good luck to the students, Mrs. Berlia added, “In this ever changing world where knowledge, technology and skills are changing at a fast rate, human values should remain at the core of all our endeavours.”
A total of 39 gold, silver and bronze medals were also awarded to the graduating students for their outstanding academic performances on the basis of the level of their achievements. To conclude the ceremony, all the students took an oath of ethical conduct, administered by the Chancellor and Co-Founder, Mrs. Sushma Paul Berlia.
Other distinguished dignitaries present on the occasion included Mr. Aditya Berlia, Pro-Chancellor & Co-Founder, Apeejay Stya University; Mr. Pankaj Gupta, Vice Chancellor, Apeejay Stya University and Mr. S. K. Salwan, CEO, Apeejay Education Society.