23rd December 2017, Gurugram: The Third Convocation of GD Goenka University was held on Saturday, 23rd December 2017 at the campus in Gurugram. The Convocation was presided over by the Hon'ble Prof. Kaptan Singh Solanki, Governor of Haryana & The Visitor, GD Goenka University. Other Dignitaries present during the ceremony was Mrs. Renu Goenka, Hon'ble Chancellor, GD Goenka University and Vice Chairperson, GD Goenka Group, Mr. Nipun Goenka, Managing Director, GD Goenka Group, Mr. Rohit Gujral, Director, GD Goenka Group, Prof. (Dr.) Shrihari, Hon'ble Vice Chancellor, GD Goenka University and Dr. Nitesh Bansal, Registrar of GD Goenka University.
A total of 381 grandaunts from eight schools of the University namely, Engineering, Management, Law, Humanities and Social Science, Hospitality, Communication, Education and Fashion and Design were conferred undergraduate, postgraduate degrees and postgraduate diplomas, during the ceremony. 23 meritorious students also received gold, silver and bronze medals for academic excellence.
At the event, Prof. (Dr.) Srihari, Vice Chancellor, G.D Goenka University said, “We strive at working closely with the students to design customized educational plans that meet their individual goals. We continue to offer our students a personalized learning environment with a great deal of flexibility and continuous mentoring. As we strive to be at the forefront of education, we also continue partnering with industry and leading research centers in India and abroad for joint projects, training and internships.”
The academic year 2016-17 has given ample reasons to the university to celebrate. Wherein GD Goenka University ranked the number one private University in north India by ASSOCHAM. Apart from this, School of Engineering was ranked 2nd among the emerging private institutes and School of Management achieved 3rd rank among top emerging BBA institutes in the entire nation by the Time of India. A new school was also launched the 10th school specializing in Medical and Allied Sciences.
Hon’ble Governor of Haryana Prof. Kaptan Singh Solanki congratulated the University for aligning itself to the Department of Higher Education's aspiration to instill an entrepreneurial mindset throughout India's higher-education system and produce graduates with a drive to create jobs, rather than only seeking jobs.
The convocation ceremony was a landmark occasion, a time for graduates, family members, friends, and lecturers to gather and celebrate the past and future. The ceremony provided parents, family, and friends the opportunity to celebrate significant contribution and success of GD Goenka University graduates.