Shiv Nadar University, Uttar Pradesh hosted its third convocation ceremony on May 13, 2017 for its undergraduate batch of 2017. A total of 440 students were awarded Bachelor’s degrees from various streams including Engineering, Natural Sciences, Humanities &Social Sciences, Business and Arts. Besides the graduation, the ceremony also marked the passing out of the University’s first two doctoral students. Shiv Nadar University conferred Honorary Doctorate on Dr. Jagdish Sheth, renowned scholar and internationally recognised thought leader.
Mike Lawrie, CEO of DXC Technology; Founder and Chairman, HCL and Shiv Nadar Foundation, Shiv Nadar attended the convocation ceremony along with faculty members from the institution, students and parents.
Speaking at the Convocation, Dr S N Balakrishnan, Chancellor, Shiv Nadar University, said, “As a University that is focused on research, we are proud to have the first two doctoral students graduate. One of these students is already pursuing his post doctorate from the Canada-based University of Alberta and the other is joining one of India’s leading business conglomerate – Reliance Industries - as a scientist. With every achievement that our students register, we inch closer to realising our vision of being a global center of excellence in higher education. Year-on-year, our faculty, our students and our partnerships with leading global institutions ensure that new learning, ideas and thinking go out of the University and make a mark on the larger world outside.”
On behalf of DXC Technology, Lawrie congratulated the fresh graduates on their success. He also recognised the University’s efforts in bringing new approaches to learning by inculcating the spirit of innovation as a fundamental approach to teaching.
As many as 58 companies visited Shiv Nadar University to recruit a total of 262 students, who opted for placements, from the graduating class of 2017. Some of the leading organizations that have recruited students from the University include Amazon, Dell, AIS Glass, KPIT, Directi, Rockwell, TAFE, Deloitte, Dreamworks, Axis Bank, LG electronics, Adobe Systems, Piramal Foundation, Capgemini, Nagarro Software, Halonix, and Bank of America among others.
Shiv Nadar University also announced that a substantial number of students have received graduate admission and financial aid offers from top institutions and Universities across the world. Some of the top ranked institutions (in India) to roll out admission offers to the students for further education included IISc Bangalore, and IIT Bombay. Graduating students have also received offers from top global institutions such as Purdue University, University of British Columbia, Rutgers University, IE Business School, Barcelona Graduate School of Economics, Trinity College Dublin, Carnegie Mellon, University of Texas at Dallas, Australian National University, and Michigan Tech University.
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