Bhubaneswar: XIM University conferred an Honorary Doctoral Degree upon Godrej Industries CMD Nadir B. Godrej on occasion of its 9th Convocation for its postgraduate and doctoral programmes, held in its campus on Friday
The number of students receiving degrees for the doctoral and postgraduate programmes are 6 and 639 respectively.
Among the eminent dignitaries’ present were Fr. Jerome Cutinha, S.J., Chairman, Board of Governors of XIM University, Shri. Rajive Kaul, Emeritus Chairman, Board of Governors of XIM University, Fr. Antony R. Uvari, S.J., Vice Chancellor, XIM University, Fr. S. Antony Raj S.J., Registrar, Fr. V. Arockia Das, S.J., Chief Finance Officer, XIM University, Deans of different schools and Officials of XIM University. A few of the elite Board Members were also present occasion.
Prof. Andrew Dutta, Dean, School of Human Resource Management welcomed all the students, parents, dignitaries and guests.
Fr. Antony R. Uvari, S.J, Vice Chancellor, XIM University in his report elaborated the attainments of the University in the past year. He highlighted a few notable points which included the University being accredited with “A” grade by NAAC (National Assessment and Accreditation Council) and spoke about the accomplishments of the 13 schools within the ambit of the University and thanked each member of the XIM fraternity for their contribution and looked forward to another successful year.
Addressing the audience in his chairman’s speech, Fr. Jerome Cutinha, S.J., felt proud of the students and congratulated them. He was happy to note that each year the number of graduating students was steadily increasing. He spoke about the importance of individual resilience and integrity as two key components of future growth and success for the young minds of today.
The Emeritus Chairman Shri Rajive Kaul addressed the audience calling the convocation a landmark event in the life of the students which would be full of opportunities along with challenges.
As the Convocation speaker Nadir B. Godrej spoke about how comprehensive education is the need of the hour of our nation. He stressed on the fact that “Every cloud has a silver lining” so we must never give up and strive towards our goals and passion in life.
The top rank holders across schools were felicitated with Medals for Academic Excellence by the chief guest. The list of rank holders is attached herewith. Finally, the event came to a successful end with the vote of thanks by registrar Fr. S. Antony Rsj